Suburbs & Development

North Canberra Location Map

North Canberra, also known as the Inner North, is made up of the central city area (Civic), the Australian National University, the University of NSW at ADFA, Duntroon, the Australian Catholic University, and 14 suburbs.

In the 2016 Census it housed over 53,002 people (13.3% of the Australian Capital Territory’s total population) in over 21,555 dwellings. The area is rapidly transforming, with a major investment in a new light rail service between Civic and Gungahlin.

North Canberra forms part of the Territory’s Kurrajong electorate, which covers much of the original site surveyed by Charles Scrivener and shown on Walter Burley Griffin’s and Marion Mahony Griffin’s plans for the national capital dating back to 1912.

It is one of the oldest parts of the city, incorporating large original land grants to Robert Campbell and Joshua John Moore in the 1830s next to the Molonglo River, and many smaller farms and properties pre-federation. This was all Ngunnawal land, and many traditional owners and their elders (past and present) live in the region and have enduring links to this land today.

Please select the Suburb of interest to you from the buttons to find relevant development applications and other items:

Latest 15 DAs for North Canberra Area

planningAlertsNorth Canberra Community Council use Planning Alerts to provide details of development applications that are notified publicly by the Environment Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate (EPSDD). You can have Planning Alerts send you an email on development applications in your area as they are notified.
The latest public Environment Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate notifications can also be accessed from their site. The following is an extract of the public applications selected by NCCC that principally relate to the North Canberra area based on a broad search (it may contain some overlapping streets from adjacent suburbs) Note: This list may not be completely representative of all local DAs – please refer to the EPSDD site for complete data. If you think an application may affect you in any way you may submit written comments (representations) to the Applications Secretariat by email, mail or delivery to EPSDD customer service centre at 16 Challis St Dickson Your comments must be received by EPSDD during the specified public notification period. Comments received outside that period will not be considered.

Address: 6 Booroondara Street, Reid, ACT

Development Application: 202139208

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR DWELLING ALTERATIONS AND ADDITIONS – Partial demolition of existing dwelling, demolition of existing garage, tree removal. Extension to existing dwelling, new carport, deck, landscaping and associated works.Comment closure date: 2021-12-17

Address: 5 Burt Street, O'connor, ACT

Development Application: 202139465

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR MULTI UNIT DEVELOPMENT AND LEASE VARIATION – Demolition of the existing dwellings and structures on Blocks 9 and 10; Construction of 5 attached dwellings across two buildings, internal driveway and visitor parking, new driveway verge crossing, landscaping and associated site works. Lease variation for consolidation of Blocks 9 and 10 Section 61 and to remove the maximum number of dwellings specified.Comment closure date: 2022-01-17

Address: 13 London Circuit, City, ACT

Development Application: 201935219

Desecription: AMENDMENT TO APPROVED DA201935219 (S197E) – Amendment to the development application for proposal for sixteen storey commercial development and lease variation at Blocks 4 and 9 Section 5 City – the amendment includes; changes to the form of development including removal of basement 2 and car parking, basement 1 encroachment to match with approved ground level encroachment, removal of london circuit encroachment, increase to the shakespeare square encroachment; reconfiguration of internal layout including basement internal plan revised, end of trip facility added to the ground floor plan and car lift removed, updated internal plans for hotel rooms, level 1 and level 15; sun shade devices added to the facades; green wall height adjusted to suit floor levels; revised gross floor area and associated works.Comment closure date: 2021-12-17

Address: 48 Dumaresq Street, Dickson, ACT

Development Application: 202139343

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR A NEW DWELLING AND NEW SECONDARY RESIDENCE – Construction of a new single storey dwelling and detached secondary residence, attached garages, pergolas, driveway and associated works.Comment closure date: 2021-12-17

Address: Aspinall Street, Beechworth Street, Carcoar Terrace, Negus Crescent And Bicheno Mews, Watson, ACT

Development Application: 201630707

Desecription: AMENDMENT TO APPROVED DA201630707 (S197K). Amendment to the development application for proposal for mixed use commercial and residential development and lease variation – the amendment includes; amendments on Blocks 4, 5 and 6 including changes to internal layouts, faade, external materials and Gross Floor Area (GFA) and amendments on Block 2 including changes to internal layout, faade and external material; modification of waste enclosure collection; alterations to road layout and pathways; alteration to development construction staging; amendment to landscaping and associated works.Comment closure date: 2021-12-08

Address: 1 Watson Place, Watson, ACT

Development Application: 202138950

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR ADDITIONS TO EXISTING COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT – Extension to commercial building and associated works.Comment closure date: 2021-12-08

Address: Northbourne Avenue, Dickson, ACT

Development Application: 202139368

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR MULTI UNIT DEVELOPMENT – demolition of the existing dwelling and construction of 2 new 9 storey buildings comprising a total of 166 units, 3 level basement carparking underneath, common use facilities, terraces, driveway, civil works, landscaping and associated works.Comment closure date: 2021-12-08

Address: 220 Northbourne Avenue, Braddon, ACT

Development Application: 202139386

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR DEMOLITION – demolition of the existing commercial building, landscaping and associated works.Comment closure date: 2021-12-08

Address: 37 Macleay Street, Turner, ACT

Development Application: 202139167

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR MULTI UNIT DEVELOPMENT AND LEASE VARIATION+ Demolition of the existing dwelling and structures; Construction of 5 new detached two storey dwellings, new connected carports, landscaping and associated works. Lease Variation to specify five (5) dwellings.Comment closure date: 2021-12-01

Address: 5 Farrell Place, City, ACT

Development Application: 202139367

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR ALTERATIONS AND ADDITIONS TO EXISTING COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT – alterations and additions to the existing commercial building consisting of renovation of the ground floor entrances which includes addition of a new doorway to the caf; alterations of basement including reduction in the number of existing car parking spaces, addition of bicycle parking spaces, three new motorcycle parking spaces, new bathroom amenities and locker room, landscaping works at ground floor and associated works.Comment closure date: 2021-12-01

Address: 5 Bonney Street, Ainslie, ACT

Development Application: 202139394

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR A SECONDARY RESIDENCE – construction of a new single storey secondary residence in addition to the existing dwelling and associated works.Comment closure date: 2021-11-29

Address: 5 Angas Street, Ainslie, ACT

Development Application: 202139363

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR A NEW CHILDCARE CENTRE AND LEASE VARIATION – Demolition of the existing dwelling and associated structures; Construction of a new childcare centre and associated facilities, landscaped play area, new carpark, landscaping and associated works. Lease Variation to allow childcare as a permitted use.Comment closure date: 2021-11-24

Address: 125 Bunda Street, City, ACT

Development Application: 202139146

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR A NEW SIGN – Proposed new illuminated sign enclosed within the existing glass box on Level 1 of the Canberra Centre.Comment closure date: 2021-11-16

Address: 21 Fox Place, Lyneham, ACT

Development Application: 202138808

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR MULTI UNIT DEVELOPMENT – Demolition of existing dwelling and associated structures; Construction of 18 new two storey townhouses, basement car parking, tree removal, landscaping and associated works.Comment closure date: 2021-11-19

Address: 12 Richards Street, Hackett, ACT

Development Application: 202139243

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR A SECONDARY RESIDENCE – New single storey residence in addition to the existing dwelling, new deck, landscaping and associated works.Comment closure date: 2021-11-19
(Note: Earlier Development Applications can be seen by accessing the EPSDD website or by going to PlanningAlerts. Note EPSDD do remove access to the development application documentation some time after the DA closes, but PlanningAlerts do retain some basic historical information.)