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 2011 Census it housed over 48,000 people (13.5% of the Australian Capital Territory’s total population) in over 21,000 dwellings. The area is rapidly transforming, and is subject to 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 below 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: 46 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 - lease variation - the amendment is dwelling yield and typology, building programming, servicing and access arrangements, landscaping and development staging amended.
Comment closure date: 2019-09-04


Address: 12 Brennan Street, Hackett, ACT

Development Application: 201935918

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR A SECONDARY DWELLING - Seeking approval for an existing garage converted to a secondary residence, landscaping and associated works.
Comment closure date: 2019-09-04


Address: 7 Holroyd Street, Watson, ACT

Development Application: 201935603

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR A SECONDARY DWELLING - a new single storey secondary dwelling in addition to the existing dwelling, landscaping and associated works.
Comment closure date: 2019-08-23


Address: 78 Tyrrell Circuit, Kaleen, ACT

Development Application: 201935744

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR MULTI UNIT DEVELOPMENT AND LEASE VARIATION - demolition of existing dwelling and garage, construction of 3 new two storey dwellings, additional driveways, garages, landscaping and associated works. Lease variation to specify three (3) dwellings.
Comment closure date: 2019-08-21


Address: 9 Atherton Street, Downer, ACT

Development Application: 201935778

Desecription: AMENDED DESCRIPTION - PROPOSAL FOR A SECONDARY DWELLING - Conversion of existing external single story habitable suite to a secondary dwelling and associated works.
Comment closure date: 2019-08-16


Address: 20 Donaldson Street, Braddon, ACT

Development Application: 201935892

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR DWELLING ALTERATIONS AND ADDITIONS - partial demolition of the existing dwelling, alterations including new roof to existing garage. Additions including single storey extention to existing residence, modification of driveway and associated works.
Comment closure date: 2019-08-14


Address: 74 Davenport Street, Dickson, ACT

Development Application: 201935830

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR DEMOLITION - Demolition of two asbestos affected townhouses, associated structures and associated works.
Comment closure date: 2019-08-12


Address: 35 Bonney Street, Ainslie, ACT

Development Application: 201935641

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR ELECTRICAL CONDUITS & CABLE PITS - Proposed installation of new underground conduits containing 11kV electrical cables and cable pits extending between a substation at Block 11 Section 36 and Northbourne Avenue, and from Northbourne Avenue to a new sub-station in Morphett St Dickson. The underground conduits proposed to connect these two segments fall within the Northbourne Avenue road reserve and are subject to a separate application to the National Capital Authority.
Comment closure date: 2019-07-30


Address: 3 De Burgh Street, Lyneham, ACT

Development Application: 201935687

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR MULTI UNIT DEVELOPMENT & LEASE VARIATION - demolition of 3 existing dwellings, removal of a regulated tree and construction of 16 new dwellings up to 3 storeys, basement car parking, visitor parking, driveway verge crossing, landscaping and associated works. Lease variation to consolidate blocks 19, 20 & 21 and to vary the lease to allow a maximum of 16 dwellings.
Comment closure date: 2019-08-02


Address: 36 Watson Street, Turner, ACT

Development Application: 201630470

Desecription: LEASE VARIATION - Vary the Units Plan purposes for units 2 and 3 to amend the purpose clause for Unit 2 to "Single unit residential or Office" and Unit 3 to "Single unit residential, or Office only in conjunction with an office on unit 2".
Comment closure date: 2019-07-31


Address: 2 Garsia Street, Campbell, ACT

Development Application: 201935728

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR A SECONDARY DWELLING + Demolition of existing garage and construction of a new two storey secondary dwelling, landscaping and associated works.
Comment closure date: 2019-07-29


Address: 68 Bunda Street, City, ACT

Development Application: 201935713

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR MIXED USE DEVELOPMENT & LEASE VARIATION - Demolition of existing buildings and structures; Construction of an 11 storey mixed use building comprising of 212 commercial accomodation units, resturant, office, multi purpose rooms, 3 levels of basement car parking, landscaping and associated works; Lease Variation to allow for consolidation of blocks 1 and 5, add 'commercial accomodation' use limited to 212 commercial accomodation units, delete clause 3(b) gross floor area and amend clause 3(c) to remove 'cobble stone' reference.
Comment closure date: 2019-07-24


Address: 13 Cassinia Street, O'connor, ACT

Development Application: 201935685

Desecription: PROPOSED LEASE VARIATION - proposal for the variation of the boundary between blocks 33 & 34 section 10 O'Connor.
Comment closure date: 2019-07-12


Address: 24 Chauvel Street, Campbell, ACT

Development Application: 201935614

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR A SECONDARY RESIDENCE + New single storey dwelling in addition to the existing dwelling, landscaping and associated works.
Comment closure date: 2019-07-01


Address: 6 Coolac Place, Braddon, ACT

Development Application: 201935606

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR MULTI UNIT DEVELOPMENT - demolition of the existing dwellings and the construction of 10 new two storey dwellings over the two blocks, basement car parking, landscaping and associated works.
Comment closure date: 2019-07-10



(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.)

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