Campbell Shops Upgrade

Campbell Shop Upgrade

Based on the community feedback provided in early 2021, the ACT Government has released final designs which are available online

The main areas highlighted by the ACT Government include:

  • accessible paths and car parking
  • opportunities for community planting
  • new seating and shade structures
  • better landscaping.


Construction is expected to commence in early 2022. 

If you have any questions about this project, please email


ACT Planning

ACT Planning System Review and Reform Process

– Covers all aspects of Canberra’s Planning, Development and Land Use System

– Will dictate what Canberra will look like in the future 

– Has major implications for all suburban built environment and green spaces, including the block next to you

The new planning system is moving from the rules based one we have at the moment to a discretionary, “outcomes based” one. 

It is not just about new suburbs or major developments, it is what will or will not be acceptable at a suburban building block level.

The government has produced a number or booklets for the community

We encourage you to be aware of what is being considered and how it might impact you and your suburb.

If you have any thoughts or comments you can either send them to the Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate EPSDD or the CCA to pass on.

West Basin Development

Earlier this month, new details of the proposed changes to Lake Burley Griffin’s West Basin precinct were revealed as the City Renewal Authority submitted its works approval application to the National Capital Authority. 

The public consultation period on the works, which include the construction of a new boardwalk (including reclaiming land currently under water) and associated infrastructure for apartments, closes on 22 May. 

A broad range of concerns about this development have been raised by NCCC members as well as by groups such as the Lake Burley Griffin Guardians, who have worked tirelessly to raise issues around the further privatisation of public land and green space and diminution of the area’s heritage values. 

The NCCC, in particular, notes that the short time frame for public consultation and inability to canvass these issues in a public forum is regrettable for a development of such significance for the North Canberra community. 

Campbell Primary School Carpark

As many of you will have noticed, the vacant land between Campbell Primary School, the WE O’Brien Court Independent living facility and Chauvel St, is now a grassless and compacted area. It has become overflow parking and now some cars not associated with the school are parked there all day.
The ground is compacted, the remaining tree is in danger. This is not only an eyesore when the wind rises it lifts the dry topsoil, and dust storms are created affecting neighbouring properties including those on the opposite side of Chauvel Street.

Whilst some attempts have been made by the School, this does not seem to be a long term deterrent. We encourage you to add your voice to this issue to protect this land and amenity of our suburb,

Please see letter to the ACT Education Directorate below from a Campbell Resident,


Rabbit Control Program

We are running a rabbit program in Mt Ainslie and Mt Majura starting next week. This includes pindone baiting, fumigation and ripping. We were hoping that you might be able to help us to spread the word across your community network in Campbell, Reid, Ainslie, Hackett and Watson areas. We will have signs on entrances and have letterbox dropped residents backing onto the reserves with the attached letter.

Thank you.


Kym Birgan | Ranger | Canberra Nature Park | North District Office

P 02 6207 2113 | E | 0466 396 128

66-68 Grimwade St, Mitchell ACT 2911 

image of park behind Campbell Shops.

Community Information Session


Saturday, March 14th at 11 am in the park behind the Campbell shops

As part of the ACT Governments’ Adopt-a-Park program, the Campbell community has been fortunate to receive some funding to start making improvements in the park behind the Campbell shops!

Plans to enhance and improve the park have been drawn up by Barbara Payne of Quandong Designs and include proposals to:

  • enhance the park by planting an understory for the remnant Box-Gum trees in the park, with an emphasis on plants that attract birds, bees and butterflies,
  • create an enhanced natural setting for the community to enjoy and spend time in,
  • create an outdoor community meeting and performance space,
  • create a space for nature play where children can exercise and learn to recognise species and plants common to the ACT, and
  • create a community vegetable garden.

This grant of funding is the start of an exciting long-term community project which will be run by Campbell community volunteers in association with the ACT Transport and City Services and the Molonglo Catchment Group of Landcare.  Work on the park project is due to commence in April and May this year.

If would like to see the plans and get more information about the park project please join us for the information session in the park between 11 am and 12 pm on 14th March. 

If you can’t make it on the 14th but would like to join up to be a volunteer and be part of the project, please send an email to community.campbell at, or via the contact form.

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Inner North Walk-In Centre

Good News for the Inner-North with a Walk-In Centre currently under construction in Dickson.

Walk-in Centres offer free health care for minor illnesses, injuries and illnesses. They are open 7:30am to 10pm everyday and no appointment is necessary.
More information is available at the link below

Draft Tree Management Policy- Open for comment

Dear Stakeholder,

Thank you for your interest in the work the National Capital Authority (NCA) has been undertaking in regards to building a resilient treescape for the future of Canberra’s Central National Area. The NCA is delighted to release the Draft Tree Management Policy for public comment.

The Draft Policy is open for public comment until 31 March 2020. A copy of the Draft Tree Management Policy is attached, and a new survey  is now open for further consultation on the draft Policy. For further information on the project visit or  To have your say please take the survey or write to us at

We look forward to your comments.

Kind regards

National Capital Authority