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: 24 Angas Street, Ainslie, ACT

Development Application: 202139685

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR MULTI UNIT DEVELOPMENT & LEASE VARIATION – construction of co-housing development including 3 new single storey attached dwellings with attached two storey shared facilities, two covered car spaces, landscaping and associated works. Lease Variation to permit 'co-housing' and allow 3 dwellings.Comment closure date: 2022-02-14

Address: 196 Mouat Street, Lyneham, ACT

Development Application: 202139716

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR LEASE VARIATION AND NEW SIGNAGE – Lease variation to subdivide the block into two, installation of new signage for the childcare centre, and associated works.Comment closure date: 2022-02-15

Address: 202 City Walk, City, ACT

Development Application: 202139681

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR ALTERATIONS TO EXISTING COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT – minor demolition work to accommodate alterations to the building faade, new awning and window shades, civil works, signage and associated works.Comment closure date: 2022-02-15

Address: 43 Dickinson Street, Watson, ACT

Development Application: 202139644

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR DUAL OCCUPANCY – construction of 2 new single storey dwellings with attached garages, landscaping and associated works.Comment closure date: 2022-02-14

Address: 44 Macleay Street, Turner, ACT

Development Application: 201630573

Desecription: AMENDMENT TO APPROVED DA201630573 – Amendment to the development application for PROPOSAL FOR MULTI UNIT DEVELOPMENT-LEASE VARIATION (S197F) – the amendment is to: Add window on western elevation, changes to materials, facades, colour schedule, roof heights to match what is built and site setback alterations.Comment closure date: 2022-02-14

Address: 50 Blacket Street, Downer, ACT

Development Application: 202138963

Desecription: RECONSIDERATION OF DA202138963 – PROPOSAL FOR MULTI DWELLING DEVELOPMENT – Demolition of the existing dwelling and associated buildings, the construction of 3 new two storey dwellings, two attached garages, one attached carport, car parking spaces, new driveway, landscaping and associated worksComment closure date: 2022-02-04

Address: 125 Bunda Street, City, ACT

Development Application: 202139666

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR A NEW SUBSTATION – Partial demolition of existing blockwork wall and concrete slab, construction of a new pad-mounted substation, and associated works.Comment closure date: 2022-02-07

Address: 1 Todd Street, O'connor, ACT

Development Application: 202139669

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR DWELLING ALTERATIONS AND ADDITIONS – Demolition of existing sheds, deck and part of the driveway; Construction of an extension to the rear of the existing dwelling, new carport, and associated works.Comment closure date: 2022-01-31

Address: 28 Chauvel Street, Campbell, ACT

Development Application: 202139667

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR LEASE VARIATION AND DEMOLITION WORKS – Demolition of the existing residences on blocks 8 & 9 and the party wall on block 7, easement works on blocks 7 and 9, and associated works. Lease Variation for consolidation of blocks 8 & 9 and subsequent subdivision to create 3 new residential blocks, two for use as single dwellings and one multi unit block with 3 units permitted by the new lease.Comment closure date: 2022-02-08

Address: 17 Davenport Street, Ainslie, ACT

Development Application: 202139697

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR A SECONDARY RESIDENCE – Conversion of the existing garage into a a secondary residence in addition to the existing dwelling, construction of additional garage & carport, and associated site works.Comment closure date: 2022-02-08

Address: 15 Coolibah Crescent, O'connor, ACT

Development Application: 202139527

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR SECONDARY RESIDENCE + Construction of a new secondary residence and attached carport in addition to a DA exempt attached primary dwelling, new driveway, verge crossing, landscaping and associated works.Comment closure date: 2022-02-07

Address: 13 Coolibah Crescent, O'connor, ACT

Development Application: 202139600

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR A SECONDARY RESIDENCE – Demolition of the existing dwelling and construction of a new single storey secondary residence in addition to the primary dwelling with carport, landscaping and associated works.Comment closure date: 2022-02-07

Address: 41 Gilbert Street, Hackett, ACT

Development Application: 202139637

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR DUAL OCCUPANCY AND LEASE VARIATION – Demolition of the existing dwelling and construction of two attached two storey dwellings, garages, driveways, landscaping and associated works. Lease variation to subdivide into 2 (two) blocks.Comment closure date: 2022-02-07

Address: Federal Highway, Watson, ACT

Development Application: 202138828

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR PUBLIC WORKS – Construction of a memorial to the Victoria Cross recipients from the Afghanistan conflict, signs, landscaping and associated works.Comment closure date: 2022-01-28

Address: 162 Maribyrnong Avenue, Kaleen, ACT

Development Application: 202139612

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR MULTI UNIT DEVELOPMENT & LEASE VARIATION – Demolition of the existing dwelling; Construction of 3 new two storey dwellings with attached carports, landscaping and associated works. Lease variation to nominate 3 (three) dwellings.Comment closure date: 2022-01-31
(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.)