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: 2 Piddington Street, Watson, ACT

Development Application: 202241065

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR DWELLING ALTERATIONS AND ADDITIONS – partial demolition of the existing garage and carport, alterations and additions including detached extension to existing dwelling, deck, stairs, landscaping and associated works.Comment closure date: 2022-12-07

Address: 455 Northbourne Avenue, Lyneham, ACT

Development Application: 202240879

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR SIGNAGE AND LEASE VARIATION – Installation of a new flagpole sign, Lease Variation for the subdivision of the block and associated works.Comment closure date: 2022-12-14

Address: 23 Dumaresq Street, Dickson, ACT

Development Application: 202241046

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR DUAL OCCUPANCY AND LEASE VARIATION – demolition of the existing dwelling, construction of 2 new single storey dwellings to form a dual occupancy with attached garage, carport, driveways, landscaping and associated works. Lease Variation to subdivide the block into two.Comment closure date: 2022-12-16

Address: 46 Aspinall Street, Watson, ACT

Development Application: 201630707

Desecription: AMENDMENT TO APPROVED DA201630707 (S197O). Amendment to the development application for demolition of existing building, construction of residential units, childcare centre, retail, community facilities, landscaping and associated works – the amendment includes change of unit layout in Block M and increase in the number of dwellings from 11 to 15 such that the new layout in Block M consists of 11 three storey terrace units and two storey townhouses, addition of opaque glass to windows, addition of 1.7m high screens above finished floor level and associated works.Comment closure date: 2022-12-09

Address: 38 Dorrit Black Crescent, Lyneham, ACT

Development Application: 202240887

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR MULTI UNIT DEVELOPMENT – Demolition of the existing dwelling and associated structures, construction of 3 new 2 storey dwellings with attached garages, new driveway and verge crossing, landscaping and associated works.Comment closure date: 2022-12-09

Address: Unit 11 – 10 Coolac Place, Braddon, ACT

Development Application: 202241050

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR PATIO – the construction of a new patio to existing upper floor balcony and associated works.Comment closure date: 2022-11-30

Address: 77 Negus Crescent, Watson, ACT

Development Application: 202241016

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR DWELLING ALTERATIONS AND ADDITIONS – partial demolition of the existing dwelling and alterations and additions including new second storey and associated works.Comment closure date: 2022-11-28

Address: 56 Ormond Street, Turner, ACT

Development Application: 202240363

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR DWELLING ALTERATIONS AND ADDITIONS – single storey extension with loft storage to the existing dwelling at the rear of the block and associated works.Comment closure date: 2022-11-30

Address: 37 Blackbutt Street, Lyneham, ACT

Development Application: 202240864

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR DWELLING ALTERATIONS AND ADDITIONS – partial demolition of the existing dwelling, removal of asbestos cement roof tiles, alterations and additions including single storey extension, double garage, swimming pool, landscaping and associated works.Comment closure date: 2022-11-23

Address: 5 Holtze Close, Hackett, ACT

Development Application: 202240914

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR ALTERATIONS AND ADDITIONS TO EXISTING COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT – alterations and additions including internal renovations, new external double door and associated works.Comment closure date: 2022-11-28

Address: Unit 250 – 4 Anzac Park, Campbell, ACT

Development Application: 202240312

Desecription: LEASE VARIATION – To vary the units plan by adding health facility as a permissible use from unit 250 only.Comment closure date: 2022-11-25

Address: 55 Antill Street, Downer, ACT

Development Application: 202240981

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR DWELLING ALTERATIONS AND ADDITIONS – additions and alterations to residence including new garage and roofed front porch, demolition of existing structures and associated works.Comment closure date: 2022-11-17

Address: 192 Majura Avenue, Ainslie, ACT

Development Application: 202139166

Desecription: AMENDMENT TO APPROVED DA202139166 – S197A Amendment to the development application for demolition of existing carport and garage, partial demolition of the existing dwelling, alterations and additions to existing dwelling, new single storey extension, garage and carport, driveway and associated works. – The amendment is to raise the floor and roof level of the garage and carport and location altered, front door aligned to enclose porch, porch stairs reduced, new skylight, windows amended, wall at rear of kitchen removed, awning above laundry door deleted and associated works.Comment closure date: 2022-11-16

Address: 352, 356, 358 Northbourne Avenue, Morphett Street, Dickson, ACT

Development Application: 201733114

Desecription: AMENDMENT TO APPROVED DA201733114-S197I. Amendment to the development application for construction of two new 9 storey developments comprising 143 dwellings, basement parking, landscaping, changes to a heritage building and associated works. – The amendment is to adjust the boundary line to the basements, right of way amended, and associated works.Comment closure date: 2022-11-18

Address: 169 Antill Street, Downer, ACT

Development Application: 202240911

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR DWELLING ALTERATIONS AND ADDITIONS AND SECONDARY RESIDENCE – demolition of the detached shed and garage, tree removal and partial demolition of the existing dwelling, alterations and additions including new single storey extension and internal renovations, construction of a new secondary residence, new driveway, landscaping and associated works.Comment closure date: 2022-11-16
(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.)