North Canberra Community Council


Location Map for Russell
Location Map for Russell

Russell, an inner north suburb in Canberra, Australia. Russell is one of the smallest suburbs in Canberra, comprising a number of government offices but no private residences. It is probably best known for the headquarters of the Australian Defence Force, which is housed in the Russell Offices complex.

It is bounded by Morshead Drive, Parkes Way, Borella Street and Constitution Avenue. Mount Pleasant lies just to the east, between Russell and Duntroon which are part of the suburb of Campbell. The Australian American War Memorial is located in Russell. To the west lies Kings Park and Grevillea Park, on the shore of Lake Burley Griffin.

Russell did not have any residents in the 2021 census.

Local Community Groups

Russell Reservists

Most Recent Russell 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 Russell 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.

Invariably, due to Russell being a defence precinct, there may be no DAs.

Address: 40 Musgrave Street, Yarralumla, ACT

Development Application: 202342219

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR NEW DWELLING - Demolition of the existing dwelling and studio, construction of a new two storey dwelling with basement, attached garage, deck, swimming pool, tree removal, landscaping and associated works.
Comment closure date: 2023-12-04

Address: 12 Hotham Crescent, Deakin, ACT

Development Application: 202342119

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR DWELLING ALTERATIONS AND ADDITIONS - Partial demolition of existing dwelling, seeking retrospective approval for shed and internal extensions, additions include a new carport, external windows and associated works.
Comment closure date: 2023-12-04

Address: Bentham St, Lane-poole Place, Woolls St, Denman St, Yarralumla, ACT

Development Application: 202342069

Desecription: DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION - Proposal for renewal and renovations of existing heritage brickworks building, developing surrounding land for mixed use purposes and associated works. This application is subject to subdivision and associated works proposed as part of the EDP DA202341982.
Comment closure date: 2023-12-08

Address: 10 Brisbane Avenue, Barton, ACT

Development Application: 202342032

Desecription: LEASE VARIATION - to increase the maximum permitted gross floor area to 13,933 square metres, change the gross floor area definition and change the car parking requirements.
Comment closure date: 2023-11-15

Address: Denman Street, Yarralumla, ACT

Development Application: 202341982

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR ESTATE DEVELOPMENT PLAN - Estate Development Plan for the creation of; 40 single dwelling blocks, 8 multi-unit residential blocks, 1 central commercial block (heritage core), 5 open space blocks proposed to be contained within a future community title scheme. Construction of internal roads, utility service connections, tree removals, bulk earthworks and site grading, internal roads, new stormwater retention pond, shared paths and landscaping, connections to the existing surrounding road network, connection to the existing off-site services, connection to the existing active travel network and associated works. The proposal also includes ongoing provisions to be included in the relevant precinct code for the area.
Comment closure date: 2023-12-08

(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.)