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: 94 Blacket Street, Downer, ACT

Development Application: 201935178

Desecription: AMENDMENT TO APPROVED DA201935178. Amendment to the development application for PROPOSAL FOR MULTI UNIT DEVELOPMENT (S197C) – the amendment is to modify the proposed development from a 5 unit, two storey development with basement to a 3 unit, 2 storey development without basement.Comment closure date: 2021-10-07

Address: Melba Street And Bradfield Street, Downer, ACT

Development Application: 202138825

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR MULTI UNIT DEVELOPMENT – proposal is for lease variation and design and siting works, comprising construction of four buildings of total four storeys in height. One level of basement car parking, construction of driveway crossing, removal and replacement of trees and associated landscaping and site servicing works. Subdivision of the block into two blocks, variation of the Crown lease to reduce the maximum number of dwellings permitted to 130 and increase the maximum gross floor area permitted to 17,736sqm and associated works.Comment closure date: 2021-09-24

Address: Corner Of Northbourne Ave & Morphett Street, Dickson, ACT

Development Application: 201733114

Desecription: AMENDMENT TO APPROVED DA201733114 (S197G). Amendment to the development application for construction of two new 9 storey developments comprising 143 dwellings, two levels of basement parking, landscaping and associated works. The amendment proposes increased finished floor level of level 9, screening for rooftop servicing to accomodate all air conditioning units, rooftop awning element of each building, height of rooftop balustrades, height of the lift overruns and associated works.Comment closure date: 2021-09-29

Address: 9 Gordon Street, City, ACT

Development Application: 202138441

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR ALTERATIONS AND ADDITIONS – Demolition of existing plant room and additions and alterations to existing 2 storey building, new windows and enclosed breakout space, new plant room and associated works.Comment closure date: 2021-09-29

Address: 149 Antill Street, Downer, ACT

Development Application: 202139171

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR DWELLING ALTERATIONS AND SECONDARY RESIDENCE – internal alterations to existing residence to create a secondary residence and associated worksComment closure date: 2021-09-29

Address: 183 Miller Street, O'connor, ACT

Development Application: 202138954

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR A NEW DWELLING – Construction of a new single storey dwelling as part of a dual occupancy, landscaping, demolition of existing driveway verge crossing and replacement with new and associated worksComment closure date: 2021-09-24

Address: 19 Cole Street, Downer, ACT

Development Application: 202139012

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR NEW DWELLING AND SECONDARY RESIDENCE – Demolition of existing dwelling and structures, construction of new single storey dwelling with double garage, secondary residence with single carport, new driveway verge crossing and associated worksComment closure date: 2021-09-24

Address: 93 Blamey Crescent, Campbell, ACT

Development Application: 202139160

Desecription: Shorten the notification-da finder app testingComment closure date: 2021-08-25

Address: 25 Chauvel Street, Campbell, ACT

Development Application: 202139196

Desecription: Da finder app testingComment closure date: 2021-09-22

Address: 12 Bulloo Place, Kaleen, ACT

Development Application: 202139070

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR WORK AS EXECUTED – Seeking approval for existing unapproved internal alterations, existing unapproved secondary residence to rear of property, existing unapproved connecting timber decks, existing unapproved open timber pergola to rear of property, and associated works.Comment closure date: 2021-09-20

Address: 7 Macpherson Street, O'connor, ACT

Development Application: 202139066

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR ALTERATIONS AND ADDITIONS TO EXISTING COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT AND LEASE VARIATION – single storey additions and alterations to the existing building, carparking, signage and associated works. Lease variation to add health facility to purpose clause.Comment closure date: 2021-09-17

Address: 8 Burt Street, O'connor, ACT

Development Application: 202139100

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR DUAL OCCUPANCY – demolition of the existing dwelling and construction of 2 new two storey dwellings, attached carports, swimming pools, reconstruction of existing verge crossing and construction of an additional verge crossing, landscaping and associated worksComment closure date: 2021-09-17

Address: 19 Moncrieff Street, Dickson, ACT

Development Application: 201935887

Desecription: AMENDMENT TO APPROVED DA201935887 (S197E). Amendment to the development application for proposal for a new childcare centre and lease variation – the amendment proposes: addition of a refuge area between the carpark and the building; internal alterations to the lower floor and addition of upper floor area; adjustments to the faade and associated works.Comment closure date: 2021-09-17

Address: 114 Bunda Street, City, ACT

Development Application: 202139002

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR A NEW SIGNAGE AND ALTERATIONS TO THE EXISTING COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT – replacement of existing signage with new signages, existing shopfront glazing and associated cladding, cladding to the existing awning; paint external faade of the development and associated works.Comment closure date: 2021-09-15

Address: 2 Ebden Street, Ainslie, ACT

Development Application: 202139020

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR DUAL OCCUPANCY – demolition of the existing shed and associated hard landscaping, construction of 2 new two storey dwellings with basement carparking, landscaping and associated worksComment closure date: 2021-08-30
(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.)