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: 66 Wattle Street, Lyneham, ACT

Development Application: 202240232

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR BOUNDARY WALL – construction of a new boundary wall located between blocks 3 and 6 and associated works.Comment closure date: 2022-08-31

Address: 3 Swinden Street, Downer, ACT

Development Application: 202240468

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR DWELLING ALTERATIONS AND ADDITIONS – partial demolition of the existing dwelling, alterations and additions including extensions to ground and upper floors, new driveway, double garage, swimming pool, alfresco, tree removal, landscaping and associated works.Comment closure date: 2022-08-24

Address: 5 Burn Street, Downer, ACT

Development Application: 202240521

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR DWELLING ALTERATIONS AND ADDITIONS – demolition of the existing deck and pergola, partial demolition of the existing dwelling and alterations and additions including extension to the ground floor living, extension to the garage, internal renovations and associated works.Comment closure date: 2022-08-24

Address: 26 Narellan Street, City, ACT

Development Application: 201936087

Desecription: AMENDMENT TO APPROVED DA201936087 – S197E Amendment to the development application for Construction of a 3 level basement parking structure including access ramp, slip lane, traffic signals and associated works – The amendment is to add fourth level of basement parking, basement offset from existing sewer line, tunnel link confirmed and added, central escalator relocated and replanned, general core adjustments to suit above ground planning, EOT planned with more efficient layouts, services requirements coordinated and rationalised throughout basement levels, general internal reconfiguration of basement car parking, and associated works.Comment closure date: 2022-08-31

Address: 17 Miller Street, O'connor, ACT

Development Application: 202138193

Desecription: AMENDMENT TO APPROVED DA202138193 – S197A Amendment to the development application for alterations and additions to existing dwelling, new garage and courtyard wall, tree removal, verge alterations and associated works. – The amendment is window and door sizes have been varied, minor internal layout changes and associated works.Comment closure date: 2022-08-18

Address: 19 Torrens Street, Braddon, ACT

Development Application: 202240270

Desecription: LEASE VARIATION – To vary the Crown lease to add child care centre as a permissible use.Comment closure date: 2022-08-24

Address: 1 Chaffey Crescent, Ainslie, ACT

Development Application: 202240497

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR CARPORT – construction of a new carport in front of existing garage and associated works.Comment closure date: 2022-08-15

Address: 44 Constitution Avenue, Parkes, ACT

Development Application: 202240473

Desecription: LEASE VARIATION – To consolidate blocks 11 and 13 section 3 ParkesComment closure date: 2022-08-17

Address: 42 Mort Street, Braddon, ACT

Development Application: 202240516

Desecription: LEASE VARIATION – To vary the Crown lease by removing the following as a permitted purpose: an industry (other than a noxious trade) employing not more than seventy (70) persons and for any purpose subsidiary thereto such as a residence or shop.Comment closure date: 2022-08-19

Address: Burton Street, Windeyer Street, Watson, ACT

Development Application: 202240179

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR 4 STOREY MIXED USE COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT AND LEASE VARIATION – construction of a 4 storey building comprising 2 commercial tenancies on the ground floor, 30 residential units from levels 1 to 3 and basement car parking for 83 spaces, new verge crossing and driveways, landscaping including tree removal and the installation of a communal garden, and associated works. Lease variation: to amend the purpose clause to permit 'residential use' limited to multi-unit housing of not more than 30 dwellings, and removal of 'service station' use.Comment closure date: 2022-08-12

Address: 28 Currong Street South, Reid, ACT

Development Application: 202240368

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR DWELLING ALTERATIONS AND ADDITIONS – partial demolition of the existing dwelling, demolition of carport, deck and pergola, construction of a new single storey extension to the existing dwelling, new carport, pergola and deck, internal renovations to both the existing dwelling and detached studio, landscaping and associated works.Comment closure date: 2022-08-08

Address: David Street, O'connor, ACT

Development Application: 202139418

Desecription: AMENDMENT TO DA202139418 – S144B AMENDMENT TO PROPOSAL FOR ALTERATIONS TO EXISTING STORMWATER NETWORK – upgrades to the existing stormwater network including pipe construction, reconstructed verge crossings, reinstatement of footpaths and associated works, which is still under consideration. – The amendment is additional stormwater infrastructure out letting further south in floodway to achieve additional freeboard, and associated works.Comment closure date: 2022-08-12

Address: 28 Torrens Street, Braddon, ACT

Development Application: 202240066

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR PERGOLA – Proposal for a pergola/vergola to existing unit and associated works.Comment closure date: 2022-08-08

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: 15 Condamine Street, Turner, ACT

Development Application: 202240219

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR NEW DWELLING – demolition of the existing dwelling and the construction of a new two storey dwelling, basement, driveway, attached garage, swimming pool and associated works.Comment closure date: 2022-06-24
(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.)