Location Map for Canberra City
Location Map for Canberra City

City Centre or Civic (postcode: 2601) is the central business district of Canberra, Australia’s capital city.

The city centre was officially established in 1927. It was meant to be called Civic Centre from Walter Burley Griffin’s plan with a corresponding “Market Centre” located at what is now Russell, but Prime Minister Stanley Bruce vetoed the idea and it became officially known as City Centre, and the idea of the “Market Centre” was abandoned. However, City Centre is still most commonly referred to as “Civic”.

The population of Civic on census night 2016 was 4,276 people.


Most Recent 5 Canberra City 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 Canberra City 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: 80 Bunda Street, City, ACT

Development Application: 201833481

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR A 16 STOREY MIXED USE DEVELOPMENT AND LEASE VARIATION - Demolition of the existing building; Construction of a 16 storey mixed use building and 2 level basement, comprising of a commercial hotel development containing 233 hotel suites, other commercial tenancies, signage and associated works; Variation to the lease to permit hotel and change pavement requirements.
Comment closure date: 2018-05-21


Address: Bunda Street, City, ACT

Development Application: 201323283

Desecription: COMMERCIAL-ALTERATION. Proposed alteration to windows in existing "Platypus" store external walls.
Comment closure date:


Address: 177 Bunda Street, City, ACT

Development Application: 201222487

Desecription: COMMERCIAL - DOBINSONS BAKERY - ADDITIONS. Proposed expansion into the adjacent tenancy. Associated works to include part demolition of existing facade of both tenancies and construction of a new combined facade and internal work.
Comment closure date:


Address: 73 London Circuit, City, ACT

Development Application: 201222356

Desecription: SIGNAGE - HERITAGE - Installation of under awning signs for the Canberra Osteopathy and Physiotherapy Clinic to be added to the soffit of the Melbourne Building pedestrian walkway, adjacent to the Canberra Osteopathy entrance.
Comment closure date:


Address: 221 Bunda Street, City, ACT

Development Application: 201221283

Desecription: NONR-COMMERCIAL-DEMOLITION-ADDITIONS. Proposed additions to Canberra Centre. Partial demolition of existing carpark. Lease Variation. Please see application form for details.
Comment closure date: 2012-04-24



(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.)