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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 2021 was 6,383 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.


Braddon Collective

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: 55 Ainslie Avenue , Braddon, ACT

Development Application: 202442933

Desecription: PLANNING ACT 2023 - PROPOSAL FOR ALTERATIONS AND ADDITIONS TO EXISTING COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT - partial demolition of the existing buildings and shed, new arts centre, ancillary café, waste enclosure and facilities store, landscaping and associated works.
Comment closure date: 2024-05-24

Address: 35 Doonkuna Street, Braddon, ACT

Development Application: 202442716

Desecription: PLANNING ACT 2023-PROPOSAL FOR DWELLING ALTERATIONS AND ADDITIONS - partial demolition of the existing dwelling, alterations and additions including conversion of existing garage to bedroom, new garage with laundry, mezzanine, new doors, windows and associated works.
Comment closure date: 2024-05-16

Address: 39 Limestone Avenue, Braddon, ACT

Development Application: 202342259

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR ALTERATIONS AND ADDITIONS TO COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT AND LEASE VARIATION - Minor extension to existing commercial building and associated works. Lease variation to increase the gross floor area and to increase the maximum number of hotel rooms permitted.
Comment closure date: 2023-11-29

Address: 90 Northbourne Avenue, Braddon, ACT

Development Application: 202341871

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR 9 STOREY MIXED USE COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT - demolition of the existing building and structures, construction of a nine-storey mixed use building consisting of 105 apartments and four commercial units, 3 levels of basement car parking, landscaping and tree removal, new driveway verge crossings and associated works. Lease variation to permit shop and non-retail commercial uses.
Comment closure date: 2023-08-25

Address: 40 Ijong Street, Braddon, ACT

Development Application: 202341791

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR MULTI-UNIT DEVELOPMENT AND LEASE VARIATION - Demolition of existing block, construction of five 3 storey dwellings with rooftop terraces and basement carparking, new driveway/verge crossing, landscaping, tree removal and associated works. Lease Variation to permit five (5) dwellings.
Comment closure date: 2023-08-02

(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.)