Location Map for Hackett
Location Map for Hackett

Hackett is an Inner North suburb of Canberra. It was named after Sir John Winthrop Hackett (1848-1916), who was a newspaper editor and worker for the Federation of Australia. Streets in Hackett are named after scientists.

Hackett is next to Watson, Dickson and Ainslie. It is bounded by Antill street and Philip avenue, and the Canberra Nature Park of Mt Ainslie/Mt Majura, with Mount Majura located behind Hackett to the east. Hackett has a neighbourhood oval, and shopping centre.

The population count of Hackett on census night 2016 was 2,991 people.

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Most Recent 5 Hackett 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 Hackett 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: 84 Grayson Street, Hackett, ACT

Development Application: 202037836

Desecription: NOTIFICATION DATES EXTENDED - PROPOSAL FOR MULTI-UNIT DEVELOPMENT - Demolition and reconstruction of 5 loose-fill asbestos affected/impacted units. The proposed 5 units will have a double garage, 1 accessible visitors parking space in the centre of the existing common property/driveway and 2 visitor spaces at the front of the site and associated work
Comment closure date: 2020-12-16


Address: 13 Steele Street, Hackett, ACT

Development Application: 202037634

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR A DUAL OCCUPANCY - Construction of 2 new two storey dwellings, attached garages, landscaping and associated works.
Comment closure date: 2020-11-11


Address: 4 Holtze Close, Hackett, ACT

Development Application: 201936633

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR COMMUNITY FACILITY - Demolition of existing structures, tree removal, construction of single storey emergency station comprising of training rooms, amenities, vehicle parking and garages, verge crossing, landscaping and associated site works.
Comment closure date: 2020-04-22


Address: 100 Maitland Street, Hackett, ACT

Development Application: 201936036

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR ALTERATIONS AND ADDITIONS TO EXISTING COMMUNITY FACILTY + alterations and construction to the roof.
Comment closure date: 2019-09-25


Address: 12 Brennan Street, Hackett, ACT

Development Application: 201935918

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR A SECONDARY DWELLING - Seeking approval for an existing garage converted to a secondary residence, landscaping and associated works.
Comment closure date: 2019-09-04



(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.)