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Whitlam - Register your interest now!

Construction has started on Canberra’s newest community, Whitlam.

Build your brand new home in Whitlam, one of Canberra’s most convenient locations. Just 5kms to the Belconnen Town Centre. Less than 10kms to Civic and just down the road from the growing community of Wright and Coombs.

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Whitlam: Fast Facts

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Where is Whitlam?

  • Named after former Prime Minister Gough Whitlam, Whitlam is the first suburb in the Molonglo Valley to be located north of the Molonglo River.
  • It is surrounded on three sides by nature reserves including the Molonglo River Reserve to the south.
  • It is less than 10kms from the City Centre and around 5kms from the Belconnen Town Centre.

What will Whitlam be like?

  • When fully developed Whitlam will contain around 2,100 dwellings and be home to around 5,000 people.
  • The first stage of the new community proposes over 500 single residential blocks, several small-scale multi-unit blocks, ponds, roads and a variety of open spaces.

  • There will be a range of residential block sizes to encourage affordability and housing choice. This is in keeping with the ACT Government’s strategy of increasing access to affordable housing.
  • There are plans for a local government primary school and shopping precinct.
  • The Mingle community development program will also help future neighbours meet each other.

When will Whitlam be ready?

  • Early stages of construction are now underway, with work commencing on roads and supporting infrastructure.
  • Whitlam will be constructed in several stages over the next four years with releases scheduled as follows:
    • Stage 1 = from early 2020
    • Stage 2 = from late 2020 – early 2021 (incl. large central neighbourhood park)
    • Stage 3 = 2022 (incl. future Government school and potential retail)
    • Stage 4 = 2023
  • The first residents are expected to be moving into Whitlam in 2021.
  • Plans for a display village are also underway, expected launch late 2020.

How is the Suburban Land Agency protecting the environment?

  • Every opportunity has been taken to protect and foster the biodiversity of the local environment at Whitlam, including:
  • Retention and enhancement of the site’s natural attributes (including Deep Creek, Kama Nature Reserve and natural ridges) with a commitment to environmentally sustainable development (ESD) principles.
  • Planting of additional trees and the retention of mature trees wherever possible. The mature trees that had to be removed will be used as habitat structures in the Molonglo River Park Special Purpose Reserve which will be located directly to the south of Whitlam.
  • Attractive landscaping which will create plenty of natural recreational areas and leafy streetscapes, with contemporary public area landscaping that will complement the urban and natural assets of Whitlam.
  • Establishing a buffer outside Kama Nature Reserve to protect the reserve from the impacts of adjacent urban development. 
  • Incorporating the principles of water sensitive urban design to reduce the reliance on potable water, and to reduce the amount of pollutants entering the sensitive Molonglo River ecosystem.