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: 12 Pedder Street, O'connor, ACT

Development Application: 202038098

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR DUAL OCCUPANCY AND LEASE VARIATION – Demolition of existing dwelling, construction of 2 new single storey dwelling, attached garages new verge crossing, replacement of existing verge, landscaping and associated works. LEASE VARIATION to specify two(2) dwellings.Comment closure date: 2021-03-25

Address: Northbourne Ave, Stockdale St, Dooring St & Hope St, Dickson, ACT

Development Application: 202138280

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR ESTATE DEVELOPMENT PLAN – Proposal for an Estate Development Plan, for Stage 3 only, to create 8 CZ5 Zoned blocks including 6 single residential blocks and 2 commercial blocks. Works include establishment of block boundaries; works to provide access and utility connections where necessary; stormwater management; earthworks; shared paths and associated landscaping on and off-site, including a 2m shared path along Northbourne Avenue verge; development of public domain areas including the nearby Hope Street playground at Block 19 Section 11 Dickson; and improvements to Morphett Street to facilitate traffic movements into the site. Note that development of buildings on the blocks will be subject to separate Development Applications.Comment closure date: 2021-03-23

Address: 11 Karuah Street, Dickson, ACT

Development Application: 201733065

Desecription: AMENDMENT TO APPROVED DA201733065(S197E). Amendment to the development application for proposal multi unit development – the amendment is to; reduce ratio visitor parking to 37 spaces and associated works.Comment closure date: 2021-03-25

Address: 356 Northbourne Avenue, Dickson, ACT

Development Application: 201733114

Desecription: AMENDMENT TO APPROVED DA201733114(S197D). Amendment to the development application for proposal for 9 storey mixed use commercial and residential development – the amendment proposes to reduce the visitor car parking to 15 spaces and associated works.Comment closure date: 2021-03-25

Address: Northbourne Ave & Dooring Street, Dickson, ACT

Development Application: 202038158

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR ALTERATIONS AND ADDITIONS TO EXISTING RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS – Partial demolition, alterations and additions to existing multi unit dwellings including internal changes, faade re-paint to replicate the original and associated works.Comment closure date: 2021-03-25

Address: 182 City Walk, City, ACT

Development Application: 202038096

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR ALTERATIONS AND ADDITIONS TO EXISTING COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT – Proposed modifications to the shopfront including new doors, signage and associated works.Comment closure date: 2021-03-16

Address: 32 Wakefield Avenue, Braddon, ACT

Development Application: 202038094

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR A NEW BOARDING HOUSE – proposed demolition of existing structures, construction of a boarding house consisting of 38 rooms in a building up to 3 storeys, parking, new driveway crossing, landscaping and associated structures and works.Comment closure date: 2021-03-22

Address: 16 Challis Street, Dickson, ACT

Development Application: 202038161

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR MIXED USE COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT AND LEASE VARIATION – Construction of mixed use building comprising of 163 residential dwellings, commercial tenancies basement car parking, verge alterations, tree removal and associated works. Lease variation to consolidate Blocks 19 and 20.Comment closure date: 2021-03-15

Address: Northbourne Avenue, Braddon, ACT

Development Application: 202038083

Desecription: PROPOSED COMMUNITY ACTIVITY CENTRE – Partial demolition of the existing depot buildings, sheds, and associated structures. Extension to existing depot building. Reuse of existing depot building as a community activity centre. Construction of new community activity centre and pergola. Construction of new outdoor plaza and installation of permeable paving. Construction of new vehicle access from Henty street, the installation of a water tank, off site works, landscaping, and associated works.Comment closure date: 2021-03-15

Address: 1 Edgar Street, Ainslie, ACT

Development Application: 202037697

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR ALTERATIONS AND ADDITIONS TO EXISTING COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT – Alterations and additions to the existing commercial building, the construction of a new external fire egress stair and associated works.Comment closure date: 2021-03-11

Address: 50 Ijong Street, Braddon, ACT

Development Application: 201733103

Desecription: AMENDMENT TO APPROVED DA201733103 (S197D). Amendment to the development application for proposal for multi unit development – the amendment proposes: amendments to the internal courtyard, rear courtyard fencing, location of electrical board, basement access and internal layout, visitor parking layout, kitchen layout, wall materials and landscape locations and quantities; minor amendments to ground floor, first floor and roof; removal of easement access fence and gate; relocation of sewer tie and clothes line; addition of skylights and associated works.Comment closure date: 2021-03-05

Address: 47 Phillip Avenue, Watson, ACT

Development Application: 202038168

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR DEMOLITION – Demolition of existing building and footpaths, removal of existing services and re-establishment of affected area with grass and associated works.Comment closure date: 2021-02-26

Address: 43 Majura Avenue, Dickson, ACT

Development Application: 201833776

Desecription: AMENDMENT TO APPROVED DA201833776 (S197E). Amendment to the development application for proposal for multi unit development – the amendment is to; internal alterations, all garage windows shown on the floor plans, changes to windows ceiling heights raised on ground floor increasing overall building height, and associated works.Comment closure date: 2021-02-26

Address: 30 Scotts Crossing, City, ACT

Development Application: 202038162

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR ALTERATIONS AND ADDITIONS TO EXISTING COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT – The proposal is for the internal alterations and internal fit out to facilitate a change in building class from 7a to 9b and associated works.Comment closure date: 2021-02-26

Address: 21 Toms Crescent, Ainslie, ACT

Development Application: 202038132

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR NEW DWELLING – Demolition of existing dwelling, construction of new single storey dwelling, basement car parking, landscaping and associated works.Comment closure date: 2021-02-18
(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.)