Canberra has a proud history of public housing. Much of Canberra’s public housing was built over 40 years ago, to support the role of this city as the growing national capital. Many of these properties were constructed in large complexes of over 100 dwellings.

Public housing in Canberra is now managed by Housing ACT, a government agency. It offers long-term rental accommodation for people on low to moderate incomes. More information about public housing can be found at the Housing and Community Services ACT website.

The public housing renewal program has resulted in the redevelopment of a number of multi-unit properties. Tenants that were living in the following properties have been supported to move home:

  • Allawah Court (Braddon) – sold
  • Bega Court (Reid) – sold
  • Currong Apartments (Braddon) – sold
  • De Burgh Street – North and South (Lyneham) – sold
  • Gowrie Court (Narrabundah) – sold
  • Karuah (Dickson) – sold
  • Northbourne Flats (Braddon) – vacated and demolished
  • Northbourne Flats (Turner) – vacated and demolished
  • Owen Flats (Lyneham) – sold
  • Dickson Flats (Dickson) – sold
  • Red Hill Housing Precinct (Red Hill) – sold
  • Strathgordon Court (Lyons) – sold
  • Stuart Flats (Griffith) – sold