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: 27 Limestone Avenue, Reid, ACT

Development Application: 202241243

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR NEW DWELLING – Demolition of existing dwelling, construction of a new two storey dwelling with attached garage, swimming pool and associated works.Comment closure date: 2023-02-13

Address: Northbourne Avenue, Morphett Street, Dickson, ACT

Development Application: 201733114

Desecription: AMENDMENT TO APPROVED DA201733114 – S197K. Amendment to the development application for construction of two new 9 storey developments comprising 143 dwellings, two levels of basement parking, landscaping and associated works. The development proposes a partially covered roof terrace on the upper level of both new buildings. Changes to the heritage building on the site to accommodate non retail commercial use are also included in the proposal. – the amendment is to make adjustments to the basement, cores, building services, carpark layout, storage, structural layout, floor levels and vehicle ramps, updates to the façade materials and finishes, roof terraces adjusted, landscaping adjustments, waste enclosure amended, and associated works.Comment closure date: 2023-02-16

Address: 15 David Street, O’connor, ACT

Development Application: 202241066

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR MULTI UNIT DEVELOPMENT AND LEASE VARIATION – demolition of the existing dwelling, structures and garage, the construction of 3 new three storey dwellings, double garages, tree removal, landscaping and associated works. Lease Variation to permit three (3) dwellings.Comment closure date: 2023-02-16

Address: 8 Busby Street, O’connor, ACT

Development Application: 202241254

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR DWELLING ALTERATIONS AND ADDITIONS – partial demolition and construction of new addition to the existing dwelling, alfresco and associated works.Comment closure date: 2023-02-07

Address: 49 Coranderrk Street, Reid, ACT

Development Application: 202241148

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR NEW DWELLING – demolition of existing dwelling, detached garage, carport, shed and driveway, construction of new dwelling with basement, driveway, pool, landscaping, and associated works.Comment closure date: 2023-02-06

Address: 16 Mills Place, Hackett, ACT

Development Application: 202240993

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR DUAL OCCUPANCY- demolition of the existing dwelling, garage, driveway and tree removal, construction of 2 dwellings comprising of a single-storey and two-storey residence with attached garages, new driveway verge crossing, landscaping and associated works.Comment closure date: 2023-02-13

Address: 175 Duffy Street, Ainslie, ACT

Development Application: 202241091

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR GARAGE AND CARPORT – construction of a new garage, carport, landscaping and associated works.Comment closure date: 2023-02-03

Address: 3 Forbes Street, Turner, ACT

Development Application: 202241162

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR MULTI UNIT DEVELOPMENT – demolition of the existing dwelling and construction of a 10 (ten) dwelling apartment building, basement car parking, verge works and associated works.Comment closure date: 2023-02-09

Address: 158 Miller Street, O’connor, ACT

Development Application: 202241191

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR NEW DWELLING – demolition of the existing dwelling, construction of a new two storey dwelling with attached garage, alfresco and associated works.Comment closure date: 2023-02-01

Address: 62 Higinbotham Street, Watson, ACT

Development Application: 202241216

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR DWELLING ALTERATIONS AND ADDITIONS – partial demolition of the existing dwelling, shed and fence, construction of extension to rear of existing dwelling with attached concrete deck, retaining wall, landscaping and associated works.Comment closure date: 2023-01-31

Address: 1 Barton Highway, Lyneham, ACT

Development Application: 202241122

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT – Construction of a new 5 storey commercial building, 2 storey basement car parking, landscaping and associated works.Comment closure date: 2023-02-06

Address: 34, 36 Goodwin Street, Lyneham, ACT

Development Application: 202240984

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR MULTI UNIT DEVELOPMENT AND LEASE VARIATION – demolition of the existing dwellings and the construction of 6 new two-storey townhouses, basement car parking, landscaping, tree removal and associated works. Lease Variation to consolidate blocks 24 & 25 and to permit a maximum of six dwellings.Comment closure date: 2023-01-31

Address: 352, 356, 358 Northbourne Avenue, Dickson, ACT

Development Application: 202241166

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR SIGNAGE – installation of new address sign, building signs, indicative signage for post boxes and associated works.Comment closure date: 2023-01-23

Address: 93 Northbourne Avenue, Turner, ACT

Development Application: 202241144

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR MULTI UNIT DEVELOPMENT AND LEASE VARIATION – demolition of the existing dwelling and the construction of a new 8 storey multi-unit dwelling, comprising of 119 habitable units, landscaping, basement driveways, verge works, and associated works. Lease Variation to consolidate blocks 8 and 9 into one block.Comment closure date: 2023-01-31

Address: 23 Caldwell Street, Hackett, ACT

Development Application: 202241170

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR NEW DWELLING AND SECONDARY RESIDENCE – Demolition of existing dwelling and structures, construction of a new dwelling and secondary residence, swimming pool, verge works, landscaping and associated works.Comment closure date: 2023-01-31
(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.)