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: 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

Address: 220 Northbourne Avenue, Braddon, ACT

Development Application: 202139633

Desecription: AMENDMENT TO DA202139633 - S144B PROPOSAL FOR MIXED USE RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT. Amendment to development application for Construction of two buildings up to 13 storeys with 396 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. Which is still under consideration - the amendment is to increase the building separation, updated to the driveways, removal of parking bays, core revisions, floor heights adjusted, unit removed to create a double height space, windows adjusted, solar access and analysis updated, units and corridors updated, cross ventilation diagrams provided, corridor windows removed, additional bike storage areas, separation of gym, updated survey, removal of trees, updated landscape package, aisle network around ramp to be one way, driveway access adjusted, waste vehicle access provided, waste management updated, and associated works.
Comment closure date: 2022-10-20

Address: 85 Lowanna Street, Braddon, ACT

Development Application: 202036903

Desecription: AMENDMENT TO APPROVED DA202036903 - S197G Amendment to the development application for demolition of the existing dwellings and the construction of 11 new dwellings, 3 storeys, which include basement carparking, a rooftop terrace and landscaping. LEASE VARIATION to consolidate Blocks 37 & 38, Section 4 Braddon. - The amendment is to remove the external stairs behind unit 4, removal of verge parking and lift cores, changes to the internal floor plan and revised GFA, material finish changes, and associated works.
Comment closure date: 2022-10-20

(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.)