Creating Community Housing in Canberra

The Suburban Land Agency (SLA) is working with the ACT Government to develop a pipeline of community housing sites and dwellings to continue to support the community housing sector in the ACT.

We are working to support diverse community needs in locations where people can live, work and connect.

The sites on this page have been identified as potential future locations and opportunities for community housing. Engagement with Community Housing Providers (CHP) will help to inform proposed future land releases community housing policy considerations.

For further information please get in touch with [email protected].

The Indicative Land Release Program 2024-25 to 2028-29 (ILRP) includes the following sites:

Learn more on the ILRP here.

Gungahlin Block 4 Section 235

Block 4 Section 235 in Gungahlin is a community facility zoned site identified for release to community housing providers. The site is 2,895m2 and includes a target of 80 dwellings.

Gungahlin Town Centre is a lively shopping hub in the fast growing district of Gungahlin in Canberra’s north.

Over the past two decades, the Gungahlin region has become home to nearly 50,000 residents. The bustling Gungahlin Town Centre is at its heart and offers the key components of a vibrant community, including schools, a library, medical services, cafés, restaurants, bars, special retailers and department stores.

A big attraction for visitors to the Gungahlin Town Centre is its ‘urban village’ atmosphere. There’s a relaxed shopping environment, combined with an urban nightlife scene which includes restaurants and cafes.

Moncrieff Block 4 Section 23

Block 4 Section 23 in Moncrieff is a community facility zoned site identified for release to community housing providers. The site is 4,254m2and includes a target of 100 dwellings .

This charming village-style suburb was developed to make the most of picturesque natural surroundings while enjoying easy urban convenience. With parks, easy access to schools, a proposed future Group Centre and amenities, Moncrieff has grown to be a bustling and close community in Canberra’s north.

Just 4km north of Gungahlin Town Centre, Moncrieff gives incredible access to the city centre while enjoying a village feel. The suburb is bound by Horse Park Drive to the north and the existing suburbs of Ngunnawal and Amaroo to the south and east.

Moncrieff is now home to approximately 2,200 dwellings, community facilities, parks and playgrounds.


A multi-unit site of up to 65 dwellings has been identified for release to Community Housing Providers in the future suburb of Molonglo in the Molonglo Valley region. 

North Wright Compact Housing

SLA is designing and constructing a showcase sustainable housing precinct that sets the future for local living. The Precinct comprises 43 separately titled blocks sized between 200-250m2. Up to 23 dwellings are proposed for release in 2024 to the open market. This could include sale to CHPs at market value.

These dwellings are designed to be sustainable, with liveable silver and gold level accessibility and address the ‘missing-middle’ medium density housing.

 They will also include ‘room-to-grow’ extendable dwellings – 2-bedroom townhouses designed to allow future extension.

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