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: 158 Dryandra Street, O'connor, ACT

Development Application: 202240781

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR SINGLE DWELLING AND SECONDARY RESIDENCE - demolition of the existing dwelling and structures, construction of 1 two-storey dwelling and 1 single-storey secondary residence, attached garage and hardstand parking, alfresco, pergola, in-ground swimming pool, new driveway verge crossing and internal driveway, landscaping and associated works.
Comment closure date: 2022-10-28


Address: 7 Bursaria Street, O'connor, ACT

Development Application: 202240806

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR NEW DWELLING - demolition of the existing dwelling and construction of a new two-storey dwelling with basement carparking, new swimming pool, spa and water feature, rooftop terrace, elevator, retaining walls, landscaping and associated works.
Comment closure date: 2022-10-17


Address: 9 Way Street, O'connor, ACT

Development Application: 202240237

Desecription: AMENDMENT TO DA202240237 - S144B PROPOSAL FOR DWELLING ALTERATIONS AND ADDITIONS. Amendment to development application for 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. Which is still under consideration - the amendment is to modify the garage and rumpus roof to entity requirements, show correct roof to house to as approved and as built, and associated works.
Comment closure date: 2022-10-13


Address: 2 Berrigan Crescent, O'connor, ACT

Development Application: 202240168

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR DWELLING ALTERATIONS AND ADDITIONS - alterations and additions to the existing dwelling including construction of a new balcony, installation of new windows and associated works.
Comment closure date: 2022-10-10


Address: 17 Boobialla Street, O'connor, ACT

Development Application: 202240038

Desecription: RECONSIDERATION OF REFUSAL OF A PROPOSAL FOR NEW DWELLING - Demolition of the existing dwelling and construction of a new 2 storey dwelling with basement carparking, elevator, swimming pool, landscaping and associated works..
Comment closure date: 2022-10-07



(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.)