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What we do

Welcome to the Suburban Land Agency. On behalf of the ACT Government, we deliver people-focussed residential estates and urban renewal projects in Canberra.

Creating great places, where communities thrive!


The Suburban Land Agency is a statutory authority established under the City Renewal Authority and Suburban Land Agency Act 2017. Suburban Land Agency is responsible for delivering the ACT Government’s suburban development program, including urban renewal in established town centres and suburbs. This comprises releases for residential, commercial, industrial, mixed use and community purposes.

The Suburban Land Agency seeks to encourage and promote inclusive communities through the delivery of people-focussed neighbourhoods. Importantly, this includes the delivery of suburban development which supports:

  • affordable living;
  • a safe and healthy population;
  • social inclusion;
  • housing choice, and
  • environmental sustainability.

It has responsibility to encourage and promote urban renewal outside declared urban renewal precincts, contribute to growth and diversification of the Territory’s economy, and social and environment sustainability. In exercising its functions, Suburban Land Agency must also operate effectively, in a way that delivers value for money, in accordance with sound risk management practices.

The functions of the Suburban Land Agency are to:

  • conduct all Government land sales and strategic acquisitions;
  • undertake civil works for Government estate developments, while ensuring availability of a mixture of public and private housing in line with Government set housing targets;
  • serve as the vehicle through which the Government will enter into joint venture or other commercial arrangements to deliver land development projects;
  • provide community information for operational elements of Government development projects; and
  • conduct place making activities and establishment of new communities.