O’CONNOR

Location Map for O'Connor
Location Map for O’Connor

O’Connor is an Inner North suburb in Canberra, Australia. It lies between the suburbs of Lyneham and Turner. It was named after Richard Edward O’Connor (1851-1912), who was a judge in the High Court and a founder of the Australian constitution. Street names in O’Connor are named after explorers, Australian flora, legislators and pioneers. The suburb was gazetted on 20 September 1928.

O’Connor is bounded by Wattle and David streets, and also includes the Bruce/O’Connor ridge nature reserve, the hilly area with many trees that lies between the houses in O’Connor, and the Australian Institute of Sport. Sports such as soccer, rugby and cricket are often played at the ovals at O’Connor district playing fields.

O’Connor has a small shopping center with a pub/bar, supermarket, a couple of restaurants and a pharmacy. The YHA youth hostel which was previously located in Dryandra street in O’Connor, relocated to 7 Akuna Street in Civic.

The population count of O’Connor on census night 2016 was 5,481 people.

Local Community Groups:

O’Connor Community Association


Most Recent 5 O’Connor 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 O’Connor 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: 9 Way Street, O'connor, ACT

Development Application: 202240237

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR DWELLING ALTERATIONS AND ADDITIONS - partial demolition of the existing dwelling and construction of a new extension to link the existing residence and garage, part conversion of the garage into livable space, new roof to the garage, construction of a new in-ground swimming pool, landscaping and associated works.
Comment closure date: 2022-06-30


Address: 12 Pedder Street, O'connor, ACT

Development Application: 202038098

Desecription: AMENDMENT TO DA202038098 (S144C) - PROPOSAL FOR DUAL OCCUPANCY AND LEASE VARIATION. Amendment to development application for PROPOSAL FOR DUAL OCCUPANCY AND LEASE VARIATION which is still under consideration - the amendment is; building raised by 500mm, garage converted into carport, BBQ relocated, Icon water endorsement provided, and associated works.
Comment closure date: 2022-06-06


Address: 12 Todd Street, O'connor, ACT

Development Application: 202240006

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR DWELLING ALTERATIONS AND ADDITIONS - partial demolition of the existing dwelling and alterations and additions including new single storey extension, internal renovations, reconstruction of the existing deck and pergola, landscaping and associated works.
Comment closure date: 2022-04-22


Address: David Street, O'connor, ACT

Development Application: 202139418

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR ALTERATIONS TO EXISTING STORMWATER NETWORK - Upgrades to the existing stormwater network including pipe construction, reconstructed verge crossings, reinstatement of footpaths and associated works.
Comment closure date: 2022-03-31


Address: 66,68 Scrivener Street, O'connor, ACT

Development Application: 202139554

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR DWELLING ALTERATIONS AND ADDITIONS AND LEASE VARIATION - partial demolition of the existing residence and alterations and additions including removal of sewer easement, single storey extension to the existing dwelling, new carport and associated works. Lease variation; change to the purpose clause to remove sewerage easement.
Comment closure date: 2022-03-09



(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.)