Lawson, ACT

Lawson Development

About Lawson

DHA is proposing to develop ‘Lawson North’ into a vibrant and connected community for Defence member and the wider community.

Located just nine kilometres from Canberra’s CBD, an opportunity exists to live in a new community in the heart of Belconnen—just minutes to the city and road networks that connect you to Gungahlin and Woden.

The proposed masterplanned community will include a mix of traditional homes and medium-density living, that will become home to approximately 416 families.

Future residents will enjoy international-standard facilities on their doorstep including the Australian Institute of Sport, GIO Stadium, University of Canberra and Calvary Hospital.

Lawson North is currently in the planning and design stage. The draft master plan has been revised following extensive community consultation. The revised master plan includes a mix of traditional homes and medium-density living.

For more information, please visit our Lawson North community information website at

Fast facts

  • Only nine kilometres to the CBD
  • Minutes to metropolitan delights; Belconnen Shopping Mall, cinemas, restaurants and bars.
  • Close proximity to the University of Canberra (UC), Australian Institute of Sport (AIS), GIO Stadium, Calvary Hospital and UC Hospital
  • Close to shops, schools and childcare
  • Bushland preserved for conversation
  • Direct access to Lake Ginninderra
  • Easy access to an extensive road network, including the Gungahlin Drive Extension (GDE)
Development details

Type Mix of free standing and medium-density homes.
Location Lawson, Belconnen ACT
Land size
144.9 hectares
Density 416 dwellings*
Status In planning phase

*As the project is still in the planning phase, these figures are based on stage one and two of the proposed masterplan and are subject to change.

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