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: 31 Berrigan Crescent, O'connor, ACT

Development Application: 201935646

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR MULTI UNIT DEVELOPMENT + Demolition of the existing dwelling; Construction of 5 new two storey dwellings, garages and landscaping; Relocation of the driveway; Proposed works to the verge including relocation of the existing crossing and associated works.
Comment closure date: 2019-10-10


Address: 16 Kendall Lane, City, ACT

Development Application: 201936023

Desecription: LEASE VARIATION - consolidation of the Crown lease over blocks 8 and 11 section 24 City with the Crown lease over block 1 section 115 city and block 12 section 24 city.
Comment closure date: 2019-10-10


Address: 28 Hawdon Street, Ainslie, ACT

Development Application: 201936128

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR A SECONDARY DWELLING + New single storey dwelling in addition to the existing dwelling, additional carport, landscaping and associated works.
Comment closure date: 2019-10-10


Address: 66 Wattle Street, Lyneham, ACT

Development Application: 201324312

Desecription: AMENDMENT TO APPROVED DA201324312. Amendment to the development application for demolition of buildings and structures, remediation of site and associated works - the amendment is changes to the common boundary fences.
Comment closure date: 2019-10-08


Address: 100 Maitland Street, Hackett, ACT

Development Application: 201936036

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR ALTERATIONS AND ADDITIONS TO EXISTING COMMUNITY FACILTY + alterations and construction to the roof.
Comment closure date: 2019-09-25


Address: 35 Lonsdale Street, Braddon, ACT

Development Application: 201526949

Desecription: AMENDMENT TO APPROVED DA201526949. Amendment to the development application for mixed use, demolition, lease variation, commercial, 39 residential units, 16 non residential units - the amendment is alterations to building form, articulation and layout, alterations to level 1 courtyard, number of units reduced from 39 to 36, changes to unit and serviced apartment layouts, changes to ancillary facility locations in basement and ground floor levels and associated works
Comment closure date: 2019-09-18


Address: 125 Bunda Street, City, ACT

Development Application: 201935961

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR ALTERATIONS AND ADDITIONS TO EXISTING COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT - Demolition of level one access stairs with new escalators, alterations to faade glazing, doors and associated works.
Comment closure date: 2019-09-06


Address: 46 Aspinall Street, Watson, ACT

Development Application: 201630707

Desecription: AMENDMENT TO APPROVED DA201630707. Amendment to the development application for proposal for mixed use commercial and residential development - lease variation - the amendment is dwelling yield and typology, building programming, servicing and access arrangements, landscaping and development staging amended.
Comment closure date: 2019-09-04


Address: 12 Brennan Street, Hackett, ACT

Development Application: 201935918

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR A SECONDARY DWELLING - Seeking approval for an existing garage converted to a secondary residence, landscaping and associated works.
Comment closure date: 2019-09-04


Address: 7 Holroyd Street, Watson, ACT

Development Application: 201935603

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR A SECONDARY DWELLING - a new single storey secondary dwelling in addition to the existing dwelling, landscaping and associated works.
Comment closure date: 2019-08-23


Address: 78 Tyrrell Circuit, Kaleen, ACT

Development Application: 201935744

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR MULTI UNIT DEVELOPMENT AND LEASE VARIATION - demolition of existing dwelling and garage, construction of 3 new two storey dwellings, additional driveways, garages, landscaping and associated works. Lease variation to specify three (3) dwellings.
Comment closure date: 2019-08-21


Address: 9 Atherton Street, Downer, ACT

Development Application: 201935778

Desecription: AMENDED DESCRIPTION - PROPOSAL FOR A SECONDARY DWELLING - Conversion of existing external single story habitable suite to a secondary dwelling and associated works.
Comment closure date: 2019-08-16


Address: 20 Donaldson Street, Braddon, ACT

Development Application: 201935892

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR DWELLING ALTERATIONS AND ADDITIONS - partial demolition of the existing dwelling, alterations including new roof to existing garage. Additions including single storey extention to existing residence, modification of driveway and associated works.
Comment closure date: 2019-08-14


Address: 74 Davenport Street, Dickson, ACT

Development Application: 201935830

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR DEMOLITION - Demolition of two asbestos affected townhouses, associated structures and associated works.
Comment closure date: 2019-08-12


Address: 35 Bonney Street, Ainslie, ACT

Development Application: 201935641

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR ELECTRICAL CONDUITS & CABLE PITS - Proposed installation of new underground conduits containing 11kV electrical cables and cable pits extending between a substation at Block 11 Section 36 and Northbourne Avenue, and from Northbourne Avenue to a new sub-station in Morphett St Dickson. The underground conduits proposed to connect these two segments fall within the Northbourne Avenue road reserve and are subject to a separate application to the National Capital Authority.
Comment closure date: 2019-07-30



(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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