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: 484 Northbourne Avenue, Dickson, ACT

Development Application: 201733039

Desecription: AMENDMENT TO APPROVED DA201733039 – S197R Amendment to the development application for construction of a mixed use development consisting of retail/commercial space (shops, cafes, restaurants), medical centre, 249 residential units, basement parking, landscaping and associated works.Comment closure date: 2022-07-15

Address: 61 Goodwin Street, Lyneham, ACT

Development Application: 202240119

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR SHADE STRUCTURE – construction of a new steel shade structure and associated works.Comment closure date: 2022-07-15

Address: 9 Way Street, O'connor, ACT

Development Application: 202240237

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR DWELLING ALTERATIONS AND ADDITIONS – partial demolition of the existing dwelling and construction of a new extension to link the existing residence and garage, part conversion of the garage into livable space, new roof to the garage, construction of a new in-ground swimming pool, landscaping and associated works.Comment closure date: 2022-06-30

Address: 65 Wilshire Street, Dickson, ACT

Development Application: 202240003

Desecription: LEASE VARIATION – To subdivide the block into two blocks.Comment closure date: 2022-07-06

Address: 9 Gooreen Street, Reid, ACT

Development Application: 202239966

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR DWELLING ALTERATIONS AND ADDITIONS – partial demolition of the existing dwelling and garage, alterations and additions including a new in ground swimming pool, internal renovations, reduction of the double garage to a single car garage, new external car space, landscaping and associated works.Comment closure date: 2022-07-05

Address: 4 Wattle Place, Lyneham, ACT

Development Application: 202240146

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR ALTERATIONS AND ADDITIONS TO AN EXISTING COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT – partial demolition of the existing building, construction of a new single storey extension to accommodate a new cool room, loading area, toilet, kitchenette and associated works.Comment closure date: 2022-06-27

Address: 12 Mills Place, Hackett, ACT

Development Application: 202240166

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR DUAL OCCUPANCY AND LEASE VARIATION – demolition of the existing dwelling and tree removal. Construction of 2 new two storey dwellings with basement car parking, new driveways, visitor car parking, swimming pool, landscaping and associated works. Lease variation to permit 2 dwellings.Comment closure date: 2022-06-27

Address: 21 Elder Street, Braddon, ACT

Development Application: 202240160

Desecription: LEASE VARIATION – To vary the Crown lease to add child care centre as a permissible use, limiting the maximum gross floor area for child care centre to 1,232 square metres.Comment closure date: 2022-06-21

Address: Aspinall Street, Watson, ACT

Development Application: 201630707

Desecription: AMENDMENT TO APPROVED DA201630707 – Amendment to the development application for proposal for mixed use commercial and residential development and lease variation – Amendments to Block A of developed to increase total number of apartments and car parking, update building footprint and areas, western building level 1 height increased by 500mm, modifications to basement levels including additional level, increase in basement level 2 size, provision of access controls, and relocation of DDA ramp and staircase, alterations to internal spaces including lobby and mailboxes relocated, apartment layouts amended, childcare area, layout and entrance amended, fire corridor addition and reconfiguration of services core, amendment to services and facilities including removal of roof gas hot water, replacement of substation with hydrant booster, waste enclosure update, gas enclosure removed, childcare grease trap added, and addition of service meters, alterations to external finishes including balcony balustrades update, facade glazing updated and building facade material changes.Comment closure date: 2022-06-15

Address: 3 Hanson Place, Watson, ACT

Development Application: 202239985

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR A PRIMARY AND SECONDARY DWELLING – demolition of the existing dwelling and construction of a new 2 storey primary dwelling with attached garage and a single storey secondary residence with carport, internal driveway and new driveway verge crossing, landscaping and associated works.Comment closure date: 2022-05-11

Address: 43 Knox Street, Watson, ACT

Development Application: 202239986

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR A MAIN AND SECONDARY RESIDENCE – construction of a new single storey primary dwelling and a single storey secondary residence, attached garages, internal driveway and realigned existing verge crossing, landscaping and associated works.Comment closure date: 2022-05-02

Address: 3 Hale Crescent, Turner, ACT

Development Application: 202239984

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR A PRIMARY AND SECONDARY RESIDENCE – demolition of the existing residence, construction of a new 2 storey primary residence with attached and a single storey secondary residence with carport, new driveway verge crossing and internal driveway, landscaping and associated works.Comment closure date: 2022-05-27

Address: 29 Hackett Gardens, Turner, ACT

Development Application: 202240115

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR NEW DWELLING AND SECONDARY RESIDENCE – construction of a new single storey dwelling and a new attached secondary residence, new driveway, landscaping and associated works.Comment closure date: 2022-06-02

Address: 12 Pedder Street, O'connor, ACT

Development Application: 202038098

Desecription: AMENDMENT TO DA202038098 (S144C) – PROPOSAL FOR DUAL OCCUPANCY AND LEASE VARIATION. Amendment to development application for PROPOSAL FOR DUAL OCCUPANCY AND LEASE VARIATION which is still under consideration – the amendment is; building raised by 500mm, garage converted into carport, BBQ relocated, Icon water endorsement provided, and associated works.Comment closure date: 2022-06-06

Address: 12 Wattle Street, Lyneham, ACT

Development Application: 202139747

Desecription: CONCURRENT DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION – construction of a mixed use commercial and residential precinct consisting of five buildings that comprise 424 residential dwellings, commercial, retail, office and community spaces, new driveway verge crossings to Northbourne Avenue and Wattle Street, swimming pool, landscaping, tree removal, and associated works. Note: The application cannot be finalised until the concurrent process is complete. If the concurrent document relating to the application is refused, rejected or withdrawn, the application is taken to have been refused.Comment closure date: 2022-05-04
(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.)