Construction has officially started on Canberra’s newest suburb, 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.

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 multi-unit blocks, ponds, roads and a range of open spaces.

Whitlam Aerial

The start of construction was marked with a sod turning ceremony on Monday 1 July 2019, with the Minister for Housing and Suburban Development Yvette Berry in attendance alongside Gough Whitlam’s daughter, Ms Catherine Dovey and her husband, Mr Kim Williams AM.

Other plans for Whitlam include a local Government primary school and shopping centre. The Suburban Land Agency’s Community Development program, Mingle, will also be rolled out to connect future residents.

Discover more about Whitlam and register your interest here.