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: 11 Hackett Gardens, Turner, ACT

Development Application: 202138872

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR NEW DWELLING AND SECONDARY DWELLING – demolition of the existing dwelling and construction of a new two storey dwelling with a single storey secondary dwelling, courtyard wall, swimming pool and associated works.Comment closure date: 2021-08-06

Address: 66 Maitland Street, Hackett, ACT

Development Application: 202138873

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR A SECONDARY DWELLING – a new single storey dwelling in addition with attached carport and associated worksComment closure date: 2021-08-06

Address: 68 Northbourne Avenue, City, ACT

Development Application: 201936672

Desecription: AMENDMENT TO APPROVED DA201936672 (S197D). Amendment to the development application for a 13 storey commercial building consisting of two levels of basement car parking and end-of-trip facilities, ground level retail and caf spaces, offices, ancillary facilities, utilities, external awning, signage, landscaping and associated on-site and off-site works – the amendment is to alter the finish of external pavement, alter end-of-trip facilities, add a secure lift, widen carpark entry, add a ground floor of service door, change office area, change roof fixtures and skylight, alter window layout, relocate roller door and reduce overall GFA.Comment closure date: 2021-08-11

Address: 36 Mort Street, Braddon, ACT

Development Application: 202138771

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR ALTERATIONS AND ADDITIONS TO EXISTING COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT – Extension of existing single storey heritage building, construction of new roof top terrace, facades, courtyards, ancillary carpark, landscaping and associated worksComment closure date: 2021-08-09

Address: 103,105 Northbourne Avenue, Turner, ACT

Development Application: 202138829

Desecription: LEASE VARIATION – To vary the lease by adding educational establishment excluding primary, high school and secondary college. Activating the new use and correcting a small spelling error in the purpose clause.Comment closure date: 2021-07-21

Address: 435 Northbourne Avenue, Lyneham, ACT

Development Application: 202138746

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR ALTERATIONS AND ADDITIONS TO EXISTING COMMERCIAL BUILDING – Demolition of existing building, construction of new amenities building, barbeque area, signage and associated works.Comment closure date: 2021-07-28

Address: 51 Majura Avenue, Dickson, ACT

Development Application: 201936572

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR MULTI UNIT DEVELOPMENT + Construction of 4 new two storey dwellings with attics and balconies on upper levels, basement carparking, new driveway, courtyard wall, landscaping and associated works.Comment closure date: 2021-07-28

Address: 3,5,7,MCGOWAN Place, Dickson, ACT

Development Application: 201834540

Desecription: AMENDMENT TO APPROVED DA201834540 (S197C). Amendment to the development application for proposal for multi unit development and lease variation – the amendment includes; updates to the courtyard wall setout, brick piers added in corner windows, front window screen material updated, rear roof of units 6 and 7 amended, highlight window to unit 6 added and associated worksComment closure date: 2021-07-28

Address: Aspinall St, Negus Cres, Neechworth St, Watson, ACT

Development Application: 202138745

Desecription: LEASE VARIATION – Consolidation of blocks 13, 14 and 15 and creation of service and waste easements. Realignment of the waste easement in block 1. Realignment of the Access easement within block 2. Realignment of the boundary between block 3 and 15 and creation of a public access easement. Realignment of the boundary between block 4 and 15. Subdivision of the Crown lease to create separate leases over the individual blocks. Signage on block 16.Comment closure date: 2021-07-16

Address: 4 Hawdon Place, Dickson, ACT

Development Application: 202037196

Desecription: AMENDMENT TO APPROVED DA202037196 (S197B). Amendment to the development application for proposal for on street parking and site services upgrade – the amendment is to; removal of proposed on-street carparking on eastern side of Hawdon Place, removal of landscaping associated with on-street parking, changes to water service, changes to the electrical services and associated works and relevant parts of the Notice of Decision.Comment closure date: 2021-07-16

Address: 8 Hawdon Place, Dickson, ACT

Development Application: 201936662

Desecription: AMENDMENT TO APPROVED DA201936662 (S197C). Amendment to the development application for proposal for supportive housing development – the proposed amendment is summarised as: balcony size enlarged in 5 dwellings, update in regards to ACT Heritage, increase awning at the rear of the building, inclusion of service infrastructure, amended and new storage areas, amended landscaping, external materials, windows and columns, amended north carpark design, reconfiguration of bicycle and car parking spaces, traffic calming island added to basement, and associated works.Comment closure date: 2021-07-16

Address: 15 Corroboree Park, Ainslie, ACT

Development Application: 202138695

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR DWELLING ALTERATIONS AND ADDITIONS – Partial demolition of the existing dwelling, internal alterations and additions, installation of new slimline tank, landscaping and associated works.Comment closure date: 2021-07-09

Address: 2 Quinn Street, O'connor, ACT

Development Application: 202138739

Desecription: Single storey alterations and additions, new carport, new driveway, demolition of old carport and shed, tree removal.Comment closure date: 2021-07-01

Address: 47 Macleay Street, Turner, ACT

Development Application: 202138587

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR MULTI UNIT DEVELOPMENT + Demolition of an existing single storey residence and the construction of three new two storey townhouses with a shared basement, landscaping and associated works.Comment closure date: 2021-07-07

Address: 13 Warrego Circuit, Kaleen, ACT

Development Application: 202138740

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR A SECONDARY RESIDENCE + Construction of a new single storey residence in addition to the existing dwelling.Comment closure date: 2021-07-05
(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.)