Location Map for Braddon
Location Map for Braddon

Braddon is an inner north suburb of Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia. Located north of the Canberra CBD, Braddon contains a commercial area centred on Mort and Lonsdale streets, which run parallel to Northbourne Avenue. The area includes several small art galleries, car rental agencies, a few mid-market restaurants, cafes and bars, trendy gift and clothes shops, as well as several sprawling car dealerships, liquor stores, a video store, and a Centrelink office. The most popular predominantly working-class pub in and around Civic, The Civic Pub, is also located in Braddon. There are also a number of low-rise office blocks in the suburb, including the Canberra offices of News Corporation and Colmar Brunton and the headquarters of the ACT division of the Australian Labor Party.

Away from the commercial areas, much of the previously suburban housing in Braddon has been replaced with apartment buildings which are popular for some due to their relatively close proximity to Civic. Fenner Hall a residence of the Australian National University is located along Northbourne Avenue. The suburb is socially mixed with its population including many younger professionals and students, along with some recipients of public housing assistance. Some traditional single-family homes do remain where the suburb borders Ainslie and Dickson.

The population count of Braddon on census night 2016 was 5,500 people.

Braddon is named after Sir Edward Braddon, a Federalist, legislator and a participant in the writing of the Australian Constitution. Streets in Braddon are named after various things including aboriginal words, legislators and pioneers.


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Most Recent 5 Braddon Development Applications

planningalertsThe latest public Environment and Planning Directorate – Planning notifications can also be accessed from their site. The following is an extract of the public applications selected by NCCC that principally relate to Braddon or have an impact on North Canberra or its residents; the extract may not be complete and does not contain development applications that are not publicly notified.

Address: 71 Ijong Street, Braddon, ACT

Development Application: 202341337

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR HOME BUSINESS - continuation of existing home business - veterinary surgeon for the duration of 5 years.
Comment closure date: 2023-03-20

Address: 42 Mort Street, Braddon, ACT

Development Application: 202241084

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR A NEW SIGN - new wall sign and high rise building sign, and associated works.
Comment closure date: 2023-01-17

Address: 8 Lonsdale Street, Braddon, ACT

Development Application: 202241093

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR ALTERATIONS AND ADDITIONS TO EXISTING COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT - partial demolition of the existing building and alterations and additions including the construction of a new mezzanine level, internal renovations, new stairs and storage area, extension of existing commercial kitchen, cool rooms and storage, landscaping and other associated works.
Comment closure date: 2023-01-19

Address: Unit 11 - 10 Coolac Place, Braddon, ACT

Development Application: 202241050

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR PATIO - the construction of a new patio to existing upper floor balcony and associated works.
Comment closure date: 2022-11-30

Address: 60 Torrens Street, Braddon, ACT

Development Application: 202240861

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR MULTI UNIT DEVELOPMENT - construction of a new 3 storey building comprising 5 residential units, basement carparking, new driveway, landscaping and associated works.
Comment closure date: 2022-11-11

(Note: Earlier Development Applications can be seen by accessing the ACTPLA website or by going to PlanningAlerts. Note ACTPLA do remove access to the development application documentation some time after the DA closes, but PlanningAlerts do retain some basic historical information.)