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About us

The Suburban Land Agency creates places to live and renews urban areas in Canberra. We support people, families and communities so that their lives in the community can flourish.

What we do

In every neighbourhood we design and deliver, we focus on the people and the environment.

Through greenfield development and urban renewal, we create experiences and lifestyles that are uniquely Canberran, where everyone feels welcome and at home.

See our current residential neighbourhoods and commercial projects.

Our vision

We create great places where communities thrive.

We deliver sustainable urban environments that bring people and businesses together, and help our community and natural environments thrive.

Our developments aim to balance social, economic and environmental benefits for all Canberrans through:

  • affordable living
  • a safe and healthy population
  • social inclusion and diversity
  • housing choices
  • environmental sustainability

Our role

The Suburban Land Agency was established as a statutory authority under the City Renewal Authority and Suburban Land Agency Act 2017 (CRASLA Act). We commenced on 1 July 2017.

As a statutory authority within the Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate (EPSDD) portfolio, we are responsible for delivering people-focused neighbourhoods on behalf of the ACT Government. 

Land release process

Each year, the ACT Government releases an Indicative Land Release Program (ILRP). This specifies the government’s land sales for the coming four years to meet the housing needs of our population.

EPSDD carries out the early planning. Then we plan the estates and precincts, build infrastructure for new suburbs, sell parcels of land, and connect communities through Mingle.

Once the suburbs are established, public land and city services are managed by Transport Canberra and City Services.