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: 82 Vasey Crescent, Campbell, ACT

Development Application: 202139202

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR DUAL OCCUPANCY – construction of new single storey dwelling in addition to existing dwelling to form a dual occupancy, attached deck, driveway extension, new carport, landscaping and associated works.Comment closure date: 2021-11-10

Address: 81,89 Cowper Street, Dickson, ACT

Development Application: 202139304

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR MULTI UNIT DEVELOPMENT AND LEASE VARIATION – demolition of the existing dwellings and the construction of 5 new two storey townhouses with attached garages, landscaping and associated works. LEASE VARIATION to consolidate two blocks and to specify 5 (five) dwellings.Comment closure date: 2021-11-05

Address: 35 Karuah Street, Dickson, ACT

Development Application: 201733065

Desecription: AMENDMENT TO APPROVED DA201733065. Amendment to the development application for construction of 6 new buildings up to 9 storeys containing a total of 409 dwellings, roof gardens, basement parking, landscaping, removal of trees and associated site works – the amendment is to remove the originally proposed green wall in compliance with the BCA clause C1.14, excluding the use of living or synthetic plant materials and to include a painted mural only.Comment closure date: 2021-10-21

Address: 77 Majura Avenue, Dickson, ACT

Development Application: 202139186

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR A SECONDARY DWELLING – A new single storey secondary residence in addition to the existing dwelling, additions and alterations to existing house including attached garage, extended driveway, and associated works.Comment closure date: 2021-10-29

Address: 221 London Circuit, City, ACT

Development Application: 202139215

Desecription: LEASE VARIATION – Lease variation to add `carpark+ as a permitted use and introduce maximum gross floor area limitations for specific uses.Comment closure date: 2021-10-29

Address: 202 City Walk, City, ACT

Development Application: 202139027

Desecription: ALTERATIONS AND LEASE VARIATION CONSOLIDATION – To consolidate the leases over blocks 6 and 7 section 14 City into one lease, to change the use of the building from office to club on the ground floor to facilitate a change of building class, and for alterations to the site along the block boundary.Comment closure date: 2021-10-27

Address: 47 De Burgh Street, Lyneham, ACT

Development Application: 202139262

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR A SECONDARY RESIDENCE – Demolition of the existing garage and pergola; Construction of a new single storey residence in addition to the existing residence, carport, landscaping and associated works.Comment closure date: 2021-10-26

Address: 4 Quinn Street, O'connor, ACT

Development Application: 202139258

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR DWELLING ALTERATIONS AND ADDITIONS + Internal demolition and alterations on existing dwelling, new addition to the rear of existing dwelling, including new deck, carport, landscaping and associated works.Comment closure date: 2021-10-15

Address: 133 Knox Street, Watson, ACT

Development Application: 202138917

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR NEW DWELLINGS + Construction of a new single storey dwelling with attached double garage and a secondary residence with attached single garage, tree removal, landscaping and associated works.Comment closure date: 2021-10-21

Address: 496 Northbourne Avenue, Dickson, ACT

Development Application: 202138948

Desecription: LEASE VARIATION – To vary the Crown lease by adding community use excluding hospital and to increase the maximum gross floor area permitted for shop to 2,500 square metres.Comment closure date: 2021-10-21

Address: 6 Mckay Gardens, Turner, ACT

Development Application: 202138989

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR ALTERATIONS AND ADDITIONS TO EXISTING COMMUNITY FACILITY – Partial demolition of the existing community hall and re-construction of the hall and associated works.Comment closure date: 2021-10-11

Address: 94 Blacket Street, Downer, ACT

Development Application: 201935178

Desecription: AMENDMENT TO APPROVED DA201935178. Amendment to the development application for PROPOSAL FOR MULTI UNIT DEVELOPMENT (S197C) – the amendment is to modify the proposed development from a 5 unit, two storey development with basement to a 3 unit, 2 storey development without basement.Comment closure date: 2021-10-07

Address: Melba Street And Bradfield Street, Downer, ACT

Development Application: 202138825

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR MULTI UNIT DEVELOPMENT – proposal is for lease variation and design and siting works, comprising construction of four buildings of total four storeys in height. One level of basement car parking, construction of driveway crossing, removal and replacement of trees and associated landscaping and site servicing works. Subdivision of the block into two blocks, variation of the Crown lease to reduce the maximum number of dwellings permitted to 130 and increase the maximum gross floor area permitted to 17,736sqm and associated works.Comment closure date: 2021-09-24

Address: Corner Of Northbourne Ave & Morphett Street, Dickson, ACT

Development Application: 201733114

Desecription: AMENDMENT TO APPROVED DA201733114 (S197G). 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 amendment proposes increased finished floor level of level 9, screening for rooftop servicing to accomodate all air conditioning units, rooftop awning element of each building, height of rooftop balustrades, height of the lift overruns and associated works.Comment closure date: 2021-09-29

Address: 9 Gordon Street, City, ACT

Development Application: 202138441

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR ALTERATIONS AND ADDITIONS – Demolition of existing plant room and additions and alterations to existing 2 storey building, new windows and enclosed breakout space, new plant room and associated works.Comment closure date: 2021-09-29
(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.)