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 2011 Census it housed over 48,000 people (13.5% of the Australian Capital Territory’s total population) in over 21,000 dwellings. The area is rapidly transforming, and is subject to 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 below 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: 25 Shannon Circuit, Kaleen, ACT

Development Application: 201936697

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR MULTI UNIT HOUSING AND LEASE VARIATION - Construction of 2 new single storey dwellings for supportive housing, driveways, tree removals, landscaping and associated works. LEASE VARIATION to permit supportive housing.
Comment closure date: 2020-02-28


Address: 68 Northbourne Avenue, City, ACT

Development Application: 201936671

Desecription: LEASE VARIATION AND SIGNAGE - Subdivision of block 35 into three blocks to facilitate servicing and access on block 34 and building signage.
Comment closure date: 2020-03-04


Address: 20 Kunzea Street, O'connor, ACT

Development Application: 201936696

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR ADDITIONS TO COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT - Demolition of the the motel, construction of 7 new cabins, landscaping and associated works.
Comment closure date: 2020-03-02


Address: 26 Narellan Street, City, ACT

Development Application: 201936593

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR ALTERATIONS AND ADDITIONS TO EXISTING COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT - partial demolition of the existing commercial building including removal of escalators. Alterations and additions including night bar with balconies on first floor, kitchen, fire exit on ground floor, and associated works. The proposal includes a boundary encroachment at first floor level.
Comment closure date: 2020-02-28


Address: 26 Cole Street, Downer, ACT

Development Application: 201936687

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR MULTI UNIT HOUSING AND LEASE VARIATION - demolition of the existing dwelling and construction of 2 new single storey dwellings for supportive housing, driveway, garages and landscaping. LEASE VARIATION to permit supportive housing.
Comment closure date: 2020-02-24


Address: 42 Mort Street, Braddon, ACT

Development Application: 201936262

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR 7 STOREY MIXED USE COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT AND LEASE VARIATION - demolition of the existing structures, construction of mixed use development comprising of commercial tenancies, 68 residential apartments, 3 levels of basement car parking and associated works. Lease variation to permit residential, indoor recreational facility, non retail commercial use, restaurant and community uses and subdivision of the block into 4 separate Crown leases.
Comment closure date: 2020-02-24


Address: 221 Bunda Street, City, ACT

Development Application: 201936686

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR ALTERATIONS AND ADDITIONS TO EXISTING COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT - Consolidation of two commercial tenancies, internal and external alterations, additions of a mezzanine level, external awning, signage and associated works.
Comment closure date: 2020-02-17


Address: Northbourne Avenue, Cooyong Street & Mort Street, City, ACT

Development Application: 201936670

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR DEMOLITION - Demolition of existing basement, stairwell structure and associated works.
Comment closure date: 2020-02-13


Address: Northbourne Avenue, Cooyong Street & Mort Street, City, ACT

Development Application: 201936672

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR 13 STOREY COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT AND LEASE VARIATION - Construction of 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. LEASE VARIATION - To vary the Crown leases over blocks 34 and 35 by amending the easement for service vehicles, and the prohibition of structure being built over the portion of land adjacent to Mort Street. To vary the lease over block 34 by increasing the gross floor area permitted by 1870sqm, adding a clause relating to noise management, and consolidating part of block 35 (resulting from another development application) with block 34.
Comment closure date: 2020-02-13


Address: 171 Antill Street, Downer, ACT

Development Application: 201936694

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR DUAL OCCUPANCY - Construction of new dwelling in addition to existing dwelling as part of existing unit titled dual occupancy, attached veranda and pergola and associated works.
Comment closure date: 2020-02-10


Address: 72 Waller Crescent, Campbell, ACT

Development Application: 201936597

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR A NEW DWELLING AND SECONDARY DWELLING AND LEASE VARIATION - demolition of existing house, carport, driveway and construction of a new two storey dwelling and single storey secondary residence, landscaping and associated works. Leave variation to allow secondary residence.
Comment closure date: 2020-02-10


Address: 12 Boronia Drive, O'connor, ACT

Development Application: 201936592

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR NEW DWELLING AND SECONDARY RESIDENCE - demolition of existing dwelling and construction of a new two storey dwelling and a single storey secondary residence, attached garages and associated works.
Comment closure date: 2020-02-04


Address: 60 Limestone Avenue, Ainslie, ACT

Development Application: 201936570

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR ALTERATIONS AND ADDITIONS - Proposed extension to enclose existing balcony on upper floor of existing unit 1 and associated works
Comment closure date: 2020-02-04


Address: 18 David Street, Turner, ACT

Development Application: 201732772

Desecription: AMENDMENT TO APPROVED DA201732772. Amendment to the development application for proposal for multi unit development - the amendment is changes to finish floor and parapet levels, overall widths and layout of units and basement, windows, building articulation, gross floor area, landscaping, addition of substation enclosure and associated works
Comment closure date: 2020-02-03


Address: 56 Currong Street North, Braddon, ACT

Development Application: 201935983

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR DWELLING ALTERATIONS AND ADDITIONS - partial demolition of the existing dwelling and alterations and additions including extension to existing residence, new basement garage to rear of existing residence, ramped driveway, open rear terrace, landscaping and associated works
Comment closure date: 2020-01-24



(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.)

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