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: 21 Elder Street, Braddon, ACT

Development Application: 202240160

Desecription: LEASE VARIATION - To vary the Crown lease to add child care centre as a permissible use, limiting the maximum gross floor area for child care centre to 1,232 square metres.
Comment closure date: 2022-06-21

Address: 11 Lowanna Street, Braddon, ACT

Development Application: 202138290

Desecription: AMENDMENT TO DA202138290 - SUPPORTING HOUSING DEVELOPMENT. Amendment to development application for 10 supportive housing units, demolition and Lease variation. This application is set by the ACAT orders which is still under review - the amendment proposes 2 supportive housing units, 8 standard Multi-Unit dwellings, reduced basement carparking, additional visitor car park to rear and associated works. All documentation and plans with amendments are contained in one document and sealed by ACAT and supporting document outlining the amendments.
Comment closure date: 2022-05-19

Address: 24 Girrahween Street, Braddon, ACT

Development Application: 202240043

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR ALTERATIONS AND ADDITIONS TO EXISTING COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT - internal alterations and additions including installation of 2 new bathrooms, new kitchen and offices, workshop, storage space and show room, and associated works.
Comment closure date: 2022-06-06

Address: 220 Northbourne Avenue, Braddon, ACT

Development Application: 202139633

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR MIXED USE RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT - Construction of two buildings up to 13 storeys with 447 residential units, gym and outdoor space. Four to six storey commercial office building. Ancillary commercial development including; concierge services, retail, restaurant, public amenity and shared office space. Porte cochere on Northbourne Avenue. Four storey basement carparking, landscaping and associated works.
Comment closure date: 2022-03-22

Address: 1 Quick Street, Ainslie, ACT

Development Application: 202239763

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR DWELLING ALTERATIONS AND ADDITIONS AND SECONDARY RESIDENCE - alterations and additions including an extension to the existing dwelling. Construction of a new secondary residence, carport, tree removal, landscaping and associated works.
Comment closure date: 2022-03-09

(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.)