Dickson Residents Group

Dickson – Development Applications

Dickson is a suburb in the Inner North of Canberra, Australia. It is named after Sir James Dickson (1832-1901) who was a Queensland advocate of Australian Federation and one of the founders of the Australian Constitution. There is no specific theme for street names.

The population count of Dickson on census night 2016 was 2,149 people.

Local Groups:

Most Recent 15 Dickson Development Applications

The 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 Dickson 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: 184 Phillip Avenue, Dickson, ACT

Development Application: 202240135

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR CAR PARK - Construction of a new 35 space car park, driveways, new footpaths, lighting, bollards, landscaping and associated works.
Comment closure date: 2022-06-07


Address: 73 Davenport Street, Dickson, ACT

Development Application: 202139742

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR A NEW SUBSTATION - construction of a new services enclosure and screen, verge and connection works, landscaping and associated works.
Comment closure date: 2022-04-05


Address: 48 Dumaresq Street, Dickson, ACT

Development Application: 202139343

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR A NEW DWELLING AND NEW SECONDARY RESIDENCE - Construction of a new single storey dwelling and detached secondary residence, attached garages, pergolas, driveway and associated works.
Comment closure date: 2021-12-17


Address: Northbourne Avenue, Dickson, ACT

Development Application: 202139368

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR MULTI UNIT DEVELOPMENT - demolition of the existing dwelling and construction of 2 new 9 storey buildings comprising a total of 166 units, 3 level basement carparking underneath, common use facilities, terraces, driveway, civil works, landscaping and associated works.
Comment closure date: 2021-12-08


Address: 26 Archer Street, Dickson, ACT

Development Application: 202139064

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR A SECONDARY RESIDENCE - Construction of a secondary residence, tree removal, landscaping and associated works.
Comment closure date: 2021-11-15


Address: 81,89 Cowper Street, Dickson, ACT

Development Application: 202139304

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR MULTI UNIT DEVELOPMENT AND LEASE VARIATION - demolition of the existing dwellings and the construction of 5 new two storey townhouses with attached garages, landscaping and associated works. LEASE VARIATION to consolidate two blocks and to specify 5 (five) dwellings.
Comment closure date: 2021-11-05


Address: 35 Karuah Street, Dickson, ACT

Development Application: 201733065

Desecription: AMENDMENT TO APPROVED DA201733065. Amendment to the development application for construction of 6 new buildings up to 9 storeys containing a total of 409 dwellings, roof gardens, basement parking, landscaping, removal of trees and associated site works - the amendment is to remove the originally proposed green wall in compliance with the BCA clause C1.14, excluding the use of living or synthetic plant materials and to include a painted mural only.
Comment closure date: 2021-10-21


Address: 77 Majura Avenue, Dickson, ACT

Development Application: 202139186

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR A SECONDARY DWELLING - A new single storey secondary residence in addition to the existing dwelling, additions and alterations to existing house including attached garage, extended driveway, and associated works.
Comment closure date: 2021-10-29


Address: 496 Northbourne Avenue, Dickson, ACT

Development Application: 202138948

Desecription: LEASE VARIATION - To vary the Crown lease by adding community use excluding hospital and to increase the maximum gross floor area permitted for shop to 2,500 square metres.
Comment closure date: 2021-10-21


Address: Corner Of Northbourne Ave & Morphett Street, Dickson, ACT

Development Application: 201733114

Desecription: AMENDMENT TO APPROVED DA201733114 (S197G). Amendment to the development application for construction of two new 9 storey developments comprising 143 dwellings, two levels of basement parking, landscaping and associated works. The amendment proposes increased finished floor level of level 9, screening for rooftop servicing to accomodate all air conditioning units, rooftop awning element of each building, height of rooftop balustrades, height of the lift overruns and associated works.
Comment closure date: 2021-09-29


Address: 19 Moncrieff Street, Dickson, ACT

Development Application: 201935887

Desecription: AMENDMENT TO APPROVED DA201935887 (S197E). Amendment to the development application for proposal for a new childcare centre and lease variation - the amendment proposes: addition of a refuge area between the carpark and the building; internal alterations to the lower floor and addition of upper floor area; adjustments to the faade and associated works.
Comment closure date: 2021-09-17


Address: Northbourne Avenue, Dickson, ACT

Development Application: 202038154

Desecription: AMENDMENT TO DA 202038154 - PROPOSAL FOR MULTI UNIT DEVELOPMENT (S144B). Amendment to development application for proposal for multi unit development which is still under consideration - the proposed amendments include: two-storey apartments now included in Buildings A, B and C; building height reduced to 27.5m above datum ground level; plant and service facilties at ground level amended to be situated behind the building line; proposed building separation distances amended; balcony materials and finishes amended to be screened up to 20m above datum ground level; roof top structures amended to comply with the National Capital Plan; deep root planting zones measuring 5m wide have been incorporated along the Northbourne frontage; flood mitigation measures included, and associated works.
Comment closure date: 2021-08-16


Address: 32 Wakefield Avenue, Braddon, ACT

Development Application: 202038094

Desecription: AMENDMENT TO DA202038094 - PROPOSAL FOR A NEW BOARDING HOUSE (S144C). Amendment to development application for proposal for a new boarding house which is still under consideration - the amendment is: bicycle level removed; bicycle storage relocated; storage area relocated; area analysis updated to suit changes; waste enclosure revised; carparking from Limestone Avenue removed. Carparking width increased; minimising envelope encroachment and overshadowing; minor revision to classing faade finishes; masonry courtyard wall height lowered, and associated works.
Comment closure date: 2021-08-23


Address: 3,5,7,MCGOWAN Place, Dickson, ACT

Development Application: 201834540

Desecription: AMENDMENT TO APPROVED DA201834540 (S197C). Amendment to the development application for proposal for multi unit development and lease variation - the amendment includes; updates to the courtyard wall setout, brick piers added in corner windows, front window screen material updated, rear roof of units 6 and 7 amended, highlight window to unit 6 added and associated works
Comment closure date: 2021-07-28


Address: 51 Majura Avenue, Dickson, ACT

Development Application: 201936572

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR MULTI UNIT DEVELOPMENT + Construction of 4 new two storey dwellings with attics and balconies on upper levels, basement carparking, new driveway, courtyard wall, landscaping and associated works.
Comment closure date: 2021-07-28



(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.)