Introducing district strategies

District strategies are a new level of strategic planning that we are introducing to the planning system. District strategies will capture and protect the valued character and attributes of each of Canberra's nine districts.

The district strategies deliver the ACT Planning Strategy by providing more specific and targeted directions for each district. In short, they will guide the strategic management of growth and change on a district scale in the context of green and blue spaces, good travel connections, housing, employment growth and support our shopping centres.

Gungahlin Engagement Schedule in February 2023

Pop ups

  • Monday 6th 10.00am – 2.00pm - Crace Shops
  • Tuesday 7th 10.00am - 2.00pm - Gungahlin Market Place (in front of Big W)

North Side Listening Space

Day one

  • Friday 10th 10.00am - 4.00pm - Canberra Museum & Gallery

Day two

  • Saturday 11th 12.00pm - 4.00pm - Canberra Museum & Gallery

We are looking at

The draft Gungahlin District Strategy captures the special character of Gungahlin and reflects the community's views on future planning priorities. It will help us manage growth and change in the district while protecting the things the community values most.

Directions for Gungahlin

Blue-green network

  • Enhance connectivity corridors for threatened species and woodland and grassland habitats between nature reserves including Kinlyside, Percival Hill, Madjung Mada, Budjan Galingji and Mulligans Flat.
  • Restore waterways and riparian corridors including along Ginninderra Creek and around Yerrabi and Gungahlin ponds to enhance water quality, aquatic and terrestrial riparian habitat and recreational values.

Economic access and opportunity across the city

  • Provide future economic opportunities by ensuring capacity for employment floorspace specifically including office uses in the Gungahlin town centre and positioning the centre to attract future development.
  • Protect the critical urban services role and function of Mitchell for northern Canberra.

Strategic movement to support city growth

  • Enhance public transport connections between Casey, Moncrieff and Amaroo group centres and the growing suburbs north of the Gungahlin town centre.

Sustainable neighbourhoods

  • Develop new greenfield suburbs (Jacka and Kenny) as exemplars of sustainable neighbourhoods, including appropriate zero carbon transition initiatives.

Inclusive centres and communities

  • Deliver new schools, Amaroo tennis centre, Casey Community Recreation Irrigated Park (CRIP) and a community centre in the town centre alongside other new community and recreational facilities to address existing identified gaps and future demand.

Change Areas

Each district strategy includes proposed, possible, and potential key development sites and change area/s, which are included on the map below and in the draft strategy. For Gungahlin, this includes:

  • 1 Rural Block 800 Gungahlin
  • 2 Rural Block 348 Gungahlin
  • 3 Rural Block 86
  • 4 Gungahlin 4 Rural Block 765 Gungahlin
  • 5 Rural Block 466 Gungahlin

To see all the changes, visit the Draft Gungahlin District Strategy or the Gungahlin District Summary & Map to see all changes.

Areas of change

We would particularly like your comments on the ‘areas of change’ that are shown in the district strategy maps, especially the possible and potential change areas.

Sites where some detailed planning has occurred and there is an indication of the future proposed change; Territory Plan Variations have progressed; decisions have been made about the future of the site; sites are included in the Indicative Land Release Program; and/or have development proposals progressed on them.

Sites where there are opportunities for change but further work and detailed planning is needed and/or underway. These sites may have been flagged for possible change, government or private sector may have identified for future change, development and redevelopment but further work is needed to progress that to test and set directions for possible development and change.

Areas that are considered to have potential in the longer term and may require detailed planning, investigations and potentially certain interventions to stimulate the opportunity.

Gungahlin District Map

Use the map below to check out the proposed, possible and potential key development sites and change areas for Gungahlin. You can have your say on these areas using the quick comment form below, or on the Provide Feedback page. The map below is also shown in detail in the district summary in the document library.

Gungahlin District Strategy quick comment

Use the form below to provide feedback and comments on the draft Gungahlin District Strategy. Your comments will be displayed in the Comment Board below for other community members to see and discuss. (max 140 characters).

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Moderation Policy

30 January, 2023

SJB351 says:

While enhancing conductivity corridors for wildlife is good, there is no increase in fire protection. No RFS station in the area of risk.

22 December, 2022

Bronwyn says:

Gungahlin needs public horse facilites. It is the only region which doesnt have this facility

13 December, 2022

Anne says:

Where will office space go in the town centre. It has all been sold off to developers for apartments. What will the proposed etc look like?

13 December, 2022

Paul says:

Please install traffic lights at these dangerous intersections: 1. Hinder St and Ernest Cavanagh St 2. Hinder St and Anthony Rolfe Ave

5 December, 2022

Gungahlin Local says:

The space around the newer apartment developments (Gribble St) is terrible. It's dangerous with cars parked everywhere, and looks derelict.

18 November, 2022

Bleedingheartenviro says:

Residents need more education re: protecting already existing backyard buddies through simple measures

18 November, 2022

Bleedingheartenviro says:

During East Gungahlin school build, there was massive exodus of possums, echidnas, birds etc into Harrison which probably didn't survive.

17 November, 2022

GTJ3rd says:

I believe we need to release more residential land throughout gungahlin, more frequently release the land and abolish the ballot system!

16 November, 2022

James says:

Roads need to be dual lane minimum. Roundabouts to replace T intersections & traffic lights. Signalising intersections creates congestion.

15 November, 2022

Artee1234 says:

Cyclists off roads - the roads are far too narrow. Sync lights - blocks are small and create traffic jams.

8 November, 2022

Simon says:

Where will ACTAS & ACT F&R go? Gungahlin's ACT RFS and SES are being moved to a temporary site. All need to leave JESC due to AFP needs.

7 November, 2022

Scott says:

Where I live is proposed to be a Sustainable Neighbourhood. I hope this means no more high rise apartments. We have way too many as it is.