A guide to Canberra’s newest suburbs

The tables are turning in Canberra with more and more people catching on to how great of a place it is to live, with the population of the nation’s capital set to reach 420,000 by 2020. This represents an increase of about 13,000 people on the current Canberra population.


A number of new suburbs have popped up around the region to cater to the increase in the population, these new suburbs are also attractive to first-home buyers as the first home owner grant is only applicable to new homes.


Denman Prospect
Region: Molonglo Valley
Expected population: 10,000
Number of dwellings: 4,000


Located north of Wright and Coombs in the Molonglo Valley, Denman Prospect is already in development and is the perfect location for those who want to live on the back door of Mount Stromlo and only a 10 minute drive to the National Arboretum.


Region: Ginninderry
Expected population: 5,440
Number of dwellings: 2,000+


Named after the working farm that occupied the land for most of the last 100 years, Strathnairn is the first of four suburbs to make up the Ginninderry region. Strathnairn will become a tight-knit community with the inclusion of a primary school, park, sporting facilities, playgrounds, medical centre and childcare centre.


Region: Gungahlin
Expected population: 6,000
Number of dwellings: 2,500


Taylor will become the most northern suburb in the nation’s capital. Located 4 kms north-west of Gungahlin’s centre, the suburb will come to life with residents towards the end of 2018.


Region: Molonglo Valley
Expected population: 2,500
Number of dwellings: 1,000


Throsby will become Canberra’s newest pint size suburb! Situated just 2 kms east of Gungahlin Town Centre and 11 kms north-east of Civic, the suburb has an ideal location close to many convenient amenities.

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