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: 2 Dooring Street, Braddon, ACT

Development Application: 202138526

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR A SECONDARY DWELLING – Proposal for a detached secondary dwelling in addition to the existing dwelling and associated works.Comment closure date: 2021-05-21

Address: 6 Cowan Street, Downer, ACT

Development Application: 202138284

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR A SECONDARY RESIDENCE – Construction of secondary residence, allocated parking space and associated works.Comment closure date: 2021-05-19

Address: Dooring Street & Northbourne Avenue, Dickson, ACT

Development Application: 201733065

Desecription: AMENDMENT TO APPROVED DA201733065 (S197F). Amendment to the development application for proposal multi unit development – the amendment is to; DDA toilet relocated next to stairs, revised pool paving, additional pool plant room, removed non required door, internal planter removed and associated works.Comment closure date: 2021-05-17

Address: 148, 125 Bunda Street, City, ACT

Development Application: 202138386

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR ALTERATIONS AND ADDITIONS TO EXISTING COMMERCIAL BUILDING – Extension of existing ground floor shopfront, new awnings, signage and associated works.Comment closure date: 2021-05-13

Address: 21,23,20 Fox Place, Lyneham, ACT

Development Application: 201732160

Desecription: LEASE VARIATION – To consolidate the blocks and vary the consolidated lease to specify a maximum of 18 dwellingsComment closure date: 2021-05-03

Address: 26 Moncrieff Street, Dickson, ACT

Development Application: 201936320

Desecription: AMENDMENT TO APPROVED DA201936320 (S197D). Amendment to the development application for proposal of multi unit development and lease variation – the amendment is to; revise basement carpark allocations, plant room revised, eastern window on ground floor removed, updated landscaping and associated works.Comment closure date: 2021-05-06

Address: 39 Blamey Crescent, Campbell, ACT

Development Application: 202138372

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR MULTIPLE DWELLING AND LEASE VARIATION – Demolition of existing dwelling. Construction of 2 new single storey dwelling, attached garages, landscaping and associated works. Lease Variation to permit Supportive Housing.Comment closure date: 2021-05-13

Address: Corner Of Angas St, Wakefield Ave & Limestone Ave, Ainslie, ACT

Development Application: 202038146

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR SUBDIVISION – Construction of a verge crossing on Angas Street and LEASE VARIATION – To vary the lease by subdividing the block into three blocks, permitting car park as a permitted use on two of the sites, removing the setback requirements, allocating the existing parking requirements over the three sites, and creating an easement for access over one block for the remaining two.Comment closure date: 2021-05-03

Address: 52 Phillip Avenue, Downer, ACT

Development Application: 202138374

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR A SECONDARY RESIDENCE – A new single storey secondary residence in addition to the existing residence and associated works.Comment closure date: 2021-04-23

Address: Northbourne Ave, Dickson, ACT

Development Application: 202038154

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR MULTI UNIT DEVELOPMENT – Construction of three nine-storey residential buildings comprising of 212 units, rooftop terrace, basement carparking, landscaping and associated works.Comment closure date: 2021-04-20

Address: 54 Burn Street, Downer, ACT

Development Application: 202138367

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR A SECONDARY RESIDENCE – A new secondary residence in addition to the existing residence and associated works.Comment closure date: 2021-04-13

Address: 19 Challis Street, Dickson, ACT

Development Application: 201733039

Desecription: AMENDMENT TO APPROVED DA201733039(S197Q). Amendment to the development application for proposal for a 7 storey mixed use commercial and residential development – the amendment includes; roof plans updated, gym extended, alterations to the landscaping, surface change to match stamped ground and site plan, cobble stones changed to brick paving, cobble stone changed to concrete to orientate ambulance bay, adjustments to service house location, materials updated and associated works.Comment closure date: 2021-03-29

Address: 81 Cooyong Street, Reid, ACT

Development Application: 201833533

Desecription: AMENDMENT TO APPROVED DA201833533 (S197M). Amendment to the development application for proposal for a mixed use commercial and residential development up to 12 storeys – The amendment includes; subdivision to boundary adjusted, landscaping altered, changes to storage and carpark allocations, introduction of signage, adjustments to the awning, minor external amendments and associated works.Comment closure date: 2021-04-09

Address: 16 Hope Street, 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: 2021-04-09

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
(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.)