New land release

The ACT Government is releasing more land to improve affordability and add to the housing choices on offer for Canberrans. By building connected and sustainable communities both in new suburban areas and urban renewal precincts we are responding to our city’s changing needs while enhancing Canberra’s liveability and strengthening social inclusion.

This year the ACT Government has already released land for 4,200 homes across both new suburban and urban renewal developments. We have also released 122,769 square metres of land for mixed, commercial and industrial use developments, to support Canberra’s growing population and economy.

Land for 4,060 homes to be released in 2018-19

Affordable Housing

This year the ACT Government will also release sites for 288 affordable homes, along with sites for 113 public housing and 20 community housing properties.

These homes will be released across the city, including Taylor, North Wright, Greenway and Lawson.

For the coming year we have set a target of releasing sites for 472 affordable homes for eligible low income households.

The ACT Government is part of a joint venture with Riverview Developments to release land in Ginninderry, west of Belconnen.

The development will stretch across the ACT-NSW border and feature approximately 11,500 homes, schools, shops and community facilities across multiple suburbs.

The Green Building Council has recognised Ginninderry as Australia’s first six-star Green Star rated community for its focus on energy efficiency & sustainability.

In this budget: land for 17,000 more homes released throughout Canberra over the next 4 years, delivering the first blocks in Canberra's newest suburb- Whitlam, 227,604 sqm of industrial & commercial land to support ecconomic growth, development to commence on the Macarthur Urban Village and another 4 school sites for new suburbs


New land release factsheet (pdf 525 KB)