Location Map for Watson

Location Map for Watson

Watson is a suburb in the North Canberra district of Canberra, the so-called “Inner North”. Watson is named in honour of the third Prime Minister of Australia John Christian Watson, and was gazetted on 7 April 1960. Streets in Watson are named after Australian judges and other legal professionals. As of the 2001 Australian census the population of Watson was 4111.

Watson is bordered by the Federal Highway, Philip Avenue and Antill Street. It lies next to the suburbs of Downer and Hackett. Behind Hackett is Mount Majura on the Canberra Nature Park.

Watson has a shopping centre, and the AIE originally Watson High School located nearby. Rosary catholic school is located in Watson, as is the Signadou campus of the Australian Catholic University. There is also Majura primary government school which is well known for its popular annual Spring Carnival a preschool a child care centre and a doctor’s surgery. There once was a drive-in theatre (The starlight) in Watson. Currently, North Watson is undergoing the construction of Majura Rise, a new estate south of the television studios listed below. This area is walking distance from Mount Majura, along with many other facilities. It is expected this area will increase the property value of Watson. Also located in the suburb are the Ten and Prime television studios,The Ted Noffs Foundation, Canberra Carotel, Australian Heritage Village (now closed), service station and Health Services Hostel.

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Most Recent 15 Watson 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 Watson 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: 17 Wade Street, Watson, ACT

Development Application: 201731461

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR MULTI UNIT DEVELOPMENT & LEASE VARIATION - Construction of 3 new adaptable dwellings, garages, car parking, landscaping and associated works. Lease variation to permit a maximum of 3 dwellings
Comment closure date: 2017-05-31

Address: 150 Aspinall Street, Watson, ACT

Development Application: 201731068

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR AN ESTATE DEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR BLOCKS 10 AND 11 SECTION 64 WATSON - subdivision of the site into 121 single dwelling blocks and 3 multi unit blocks for a total of 180 dwellings. 3 open space parcels, roads, verge works, services, other infrastructure and off site works to be handed back to the territory. The proposal also includes the proposed removal of regulated trees onsite and the creation of ongoing provisions to be included in the Watson Precinct Code.
Comment closure date: 2017-03-10

Address: 12 Hearn Street, Watson, ACT

Development Application: 201631043

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR DUAL OCCUPANCY - construction of 2 new two storey dwellings, garages and associated works.
Comment closure date: 2017-02-27

Address: 8 Jordan Place, Watson, ACT

Development Application: 201630583

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR A SECONDARY DWELLING - construction of transportable home with extension in addition to the existing dwelling, new deck, pergola and associated works.
Comment closure date: 2017-01-30

Address: 46 Aspinall Street, Watson, ACT

Development Application: 201630707

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR MIXED USE COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT - LEASE VARIATION - demolition of existing building, construction of residential units, childcare centre, retail, community facilities, landscaping and associated works. Lease variation - please see application form.
Comment closure date: 2017-01-18

Address: 160 Aspinall Street, Watson, ACT

Development Application: 201629914

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR CAR PARK-ASSOCIATED WITH COMMUNITY FACILITY. Proposed completion of a carpark.
Comment closure date: 2016-10-11

Address: 25 Wade Street, Watson, ACT

Development Application: 201628950

Desecription: MULTI DWELLING-2 UNIT DEVELOPMENT-DEMOLITION-SUBDIVISON. Proposed demolition of existing residence, construction of two new 2 storey dwellings and subdivision of the block.
Comment closure date: 2016-04-08

Address: 11 Wade Street, Watson, ACT

Development Application: 201528562

Desecription: SECONDARY RESIDENCE-ALTERATION. Proposed conversion of existing studio into a secondary residence and construction of a second driveway and verge crossing.
Comment closure date: 2016-02-08

Address: Negus Crescent, Watson, ACT

Development Application: 201528681

Desecription: ESTATE DEVELOPMENT PLAN- Proposed estate development plan including creation of 21 single dwelling blocks and 3 multi-unit development blocks for a maximum of 89 dwellings. Extension of Negus Crescent and associated utilities and verge works. Extension of the pedestrian path network and stormwater management network.
Comment closure date: 2016-01-18

Address: 71 Piddington Street, Watson, ACT

Development Application: 201528270

Desecription: SECONDARY RESIDENCE-SINGLE RESIDENTIAL-DEMOLITION-ALTERATIONS. Proposed construction of a secondary residence to rear of block and addition of garage and carport attached with the existing dwelling
Comment closure date: 2015-10-30

Address: 30 Molesworth Street, Watson, ACT

Development Application: 201527300

Desecription: SECONDARY RESIDENCE-CARPORT. Proposed conversion of a existing garage into secondary residence. Proposed construction of a carport to front of secondary residence.
Comment closure date: 2015-05-15

Address: 20 Field Street, Watson, ACT

Development Application: 201526955

Desecription: MULTIDWELLING-DEMOLITION-2 NEW DWELLINGS. Proposed demolition of the existing residence; Construction of two new three (3) bedroom single storey supportive housing dual occupancy with carports and associated landscaping works.
Comment closure date: 2015-02-16

Address: 59 Piddington Street, Watson, ACT

Development Application: 201426193

Desecription: SECONDARY RESIDENCE. Proposed construction of a new single storey secondary residence to the rear of the existing dwelling.
Comment closure date: 2014-10-15

Address: Windeyer Street, Watson, ACT

Development Application: 201425304

Desecription: COMMUNITY FACILITY-TELECOMMUNICATIONS. Proposed replacement of existing light pole with new monopole and antennas; Construction of associated equipment shed on grass verge.
Comment closure date: 2014-07-23

Address: 9 Dodds Place, Watson, ACT

Development Application: 201425277

Desecription: MULTI DWELLING-DEMOLITION-ADDITION-1 NEW RESIDENCE-GARAGE. Proposed deomition of two (2) existing garages; construction of a one (1) additional residence with attached garage to the rear of the block; extension to the existing residence; new garage to the rear of the block for the existing residence..
Comment closure date: 2014-05-13

(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.)

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