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 2001 was 3611 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.


Most Recent 15 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: 6 Coolac Place, Braddon, ACT

Development Application: 201935606

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR MULTI UNIT DEVELOPMENT - demolition of the existing dwellings and the construction of 10 new two storey dwellings over the two blocks, basement car parking, landscaping and associated works.
Comment closure date: 2019-07-10


Address: 96 Northbourne Avenue, Braddon, ACT

Development Application: 201630974

Desecription: AMENDMENT TO APPROVED DA201630974. Amendment to the development application for proposal for 9 storey mixed use commercial and residential development - the amendment is to commercial access stairs added, adaptable apartments relocated to eastern side, materials and finishes consolidated to reflect applied finishes, level changes along Elouera Street.
Comment closure date: 2019-06-11


Address: 46 Mort Street, Braddon, ACT

Development Application: 201935474

Desecription: LEASE VARIATION - To vary the Crown leases over blocks 5 and 6 section 20 Braddon and block 4 section 28 Braddon to remove the requirement for block 4 to provide carparking on site exclusively for the use of blocks 5 and 6.
Comment closure date: 2019-05-29


Address: 54 Lowanna Street, Braddon, ACT

Development Application: 201629758

Desecription: AMENDMENT TO APPROVED DA201629758. Amendment to the development application for multi dwelling- lease variation - consolidation - demolition and 15 units development - the amendment is to remove flared blade wall, add a BBQ area, change the proposed adaptable unit from unit 7 to unit 8 and amend access to unit 7. The amendments also propose a minor level (RL) change, provide additional paved area to the courtyard, add an additional retaining wall, revise gradients and modify a path to better suit retained tree. Window head heights have been reduced to allow for a trussed roof. The number of windows have also been reduced and there have been changes of windows to sliding doors for clothesline access. Unit 6's floor level has been reduced as well reductions to excessive ceiling heights. There has also been changes to the cladding.
Comment closure date: 2019-04-11


Address: 4 Lonsdale Street, Braddon, ACT

Development Application: 201835086

Desecription: LEASE VARIATION - To vary the Crown lease by modernising the purpose clause using current Territory Plan terminology and adding indoor recreation facility as a permitted use.
Comment closure date: 2019-03-06


Address: 68 Northbourne Avenue, City, ACT

Development Application: 201834882

Desecription: RENOTIFICATION-LEASE VARIATION - To consolidate block 31 section 26 City with block 33 Section 26 City.
Comment closure date: 2019-02-12


Address: 45 Ainslie Avenue, Braddon, ACT

Development Application: 201834985

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR MIXED USE COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT - construction of a mixed use development up to 9 stories comprising of 8 commercial tenancies, 254 apartments, 3 levels of basement car parking, visitor parking, road infrastructure, landscaping and associated site works.
Comment closure date: 2019-02-11


Address: 6 Coolac Place, Braddon, ACT

Development Application: 201732162

Desecription: LEASE VARIATION - the consolidation of Blocks 54 and 55 Section 4 Braddon and the variation of the Crown lease to permit 10 dwellings.
Comment closure date: 2019-02-04


Address: 96 Northbourne Avenue, Braddon, ACT

Development Application: 201834783

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR 9 STOREY MIXED USE COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT - internal alterations to the hotel. LEASE VARIATION - lease variation to subdivide the block into two separate blocks and associated works.
Comment closure date: 2018-12-03


Address: 100 Northbourne Avenue, Braddon, ACT

Development Application: 201834748

Desecription: LEASE VARIATION - To vary the Crown lease by adding public agency as a permissible use.
Comment closure date: 2018-11-26


Address: 125 Lowanna Street, Braddon, ACT

Development Application: 201834484

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR MULTI UNIT DEVELOPMENT - demolition of the existing dwelling and construction of 5 new townhouses up to three storeys, basement car parking and associated works.
Comment closure date: 2018-10-16


Address: 39 Limestone Avenue, Braddon, ACT

Development Application: 201732404

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR ALTERATIONS AND ADDITIONS TO HOTEL AND LEASE VARIATION - alterations and additions including, new enclosed area to existing building, new swimming pool, internal alterations and associated works. LEASE VARIATION - lease variation to increase gross floor area to a maximum 7,155m2 and increase the number of rooms to 129 rooms.
Comment closure date: 2018-10-02


Address: 11 Lonsdale Street, Braddon, ACT

Development Application: 201834318

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR ALTERATIONS AND ADDITIONS TO EXISTING COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT & LEASE VARIATION - proposal for internal alterations and external alterations to existing building and associated works. Lease variation to allow for a drinks establishment.
Comment closure date: 2018-09-17


Address: Ainslie Avenue, Braddon, ACT

Development Application: 201834266

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR ALTERATIONS AND ADDITIONS TO EXISTING COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT + Proposal for 2 new sets of fire stairs, green walls and associated works.
Comment closure date: 2018-08-24


Address: 28 Wakefield Avenue, Braddon, ACT

Development Application: 201732025

Desecription: LEASE VARIATION to specify a maximum of five (5) dwellings
Comment closure date: 2018-08-06



(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.)