New developments in Gungahlin

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Gungahlin is one of the fastest growing regions in Australia. Photo: Region Media.

Gungahlin is not only the fastest growing region in the ACT, it’s one of the fastest growing regions in Australia. In fact, some estimates report that Gungahlin is projected to grow to 102,000 residents by 2027.

An Aboriginal word meaning ‘little rocky hill’, Gungahlin was officially launched Canberra’s fourth ‘town’ in 1991 by the ACT Chief Minister. At the time, just 389 residents lived there.

It’s not only the population breaking records in Gungahlin. The area has been called a ‘superstar property performer’ in the ACT. The 2016 ABS Census report an annual house price increase of 12.1 per cent. It also reports that units have performed strongly (5.2 per cent growth) and low vacancy rates. Gungahlin is attracting more singles, professionals and growing families for all that it offers.

Stats aside, Gungahlin has a unique personality. Its residents are passionate about their thriving town. New infrastructure projects continue to transform Gungahlin. Today, the town centre is bursting with restaurants, cafes, bars and entertainment. Major supermarkets and department stores are firmly established and close at hand.

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Gungahlin Marketplace shopping centre. Photo: Region Media.

Nature lovers are attracted to Gungahlin for its lakes, walking and cycling paths, and natural reserves. The Yerrabi Pond District and Franklin Recreational Playground are two popular spots as is Heritage Park.

Gungahlin’s other amenities include a large Community Health Centre. Plenty of education facilities are in the area, covering all ages and levels, from primary through to college.

Access to Canberra City is quick and easy with the light rail and active public transport system.

Gungahlin Light Rail Photo: Region Media

Gungahlin Light Rail. Photo: Region Media

These are exciting times for Gungahlin. Here are some of the residential developments appearing on Gungahlin’s skyline.

New developments in Gungahlin

The Establishment

The Establishment in Gungahlin is a luxurious urban community of 1, 2, 3-bedroom and loft apartments inspired by Chicago’s industrial warehouse scene. Developed by Geocon, in partnership with Empire, The Establishment brings inner-city buzz to Gungahlin.

With a young, edgy vibe, The Establishment attracts first-home buyers and owner-occupiers.

Private amenities include an Open-Air Cinema with entertaining facilities, an infinity-edge lap-pool, outdoor spa and an outdoor strength and agility gym.

Location is another bonus. The Establishment is a three minute walk from Gungahlin Town Centre and its growing selection of supermarkets, bars, restaurants and cafes.

Belconnen is a fifteen minute drive to the south-west, while Canberra City is twelve kilometres away and accessible by car, light rail, bus and bicycle. The Mulligans Flat Nature Reserve is a three-minute walk and the Yerrabi Pond District Park a five-minute walk.

Apartments and commercial opportunities at The Establishment are from $299,900.

The Lumi Collection

The Lumi Collection is centrally located in the vibrant Gungahlin waterfront precinct. Designed around the site’s existing 300-year-old yellow box eucalyptus tree, the two thoughtfully designed Lumi Collection towers harmonise with nature and surrounds. Generated by a first-principles approach to design, Lumi embraces Gungahlin's physical, climatic and social conditions with practical and effective architectural solutions. Lumi offers the highest standards in thermal efficiency. A project by KDN Group, Lumi apartments offer abundant light, framed views, generous spaces and exceptional comfort levels.


Ruby is a collection of luxury apartments in the heart of the Gungahlin Town Centre. The development, by Core Building Group with Stewart Architecture, features clever floor plans, great design, remarkable shared spaces and a price within reach. Ruby features house-size kitchens with quality inclusions. The development is just a short walk to the thriving hub of Gungahlin and is linked to Canberra City by light rail. Ruby’s body corporate fees are low and the high average energy efficiency rating is 7.7.


Jade apartments are some of Gungahlin’s finest. With luxurious finishes inside and resort-style facilities and shared spaces, Jade has it all. A gymnasium with views over a 20-metre pool and sun deck are among Jade’s quality amenities. Jade also has a rooftop garden, alfresco dining and entertaining spaces. Careful design ensures most apartments enjoy a corner location with cross ventilation, views and natural sunlight. Jade is by Core Building Group with Stewart Architecture. Display apartments are open for viewing.


There is a Nue way to live in Gungahlin. Nue features 243 apartments, 87 townhouses and a commercial space all designed to promote walkability and cycle friendliness. By Core Developments, Nue features three distinct buildings. It’s a precinct without cars. Spaces are linked by a walk street spine. One, two and three-bedroom apartments have floor-to-ceiling windows and panoramic views. Two and three-bedroom townhouses have front and rear private courtyards. Prospective buyers can visit Nue’s on-site display unit every weekend, Cammileri Way.

If you’re looking for more information on developments in other parts of the ACT, you might like our articles on new developments in Woden, new developments in Belconnen, new developments in Canberra city and new developments in Tuggeranong.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it expensive to live in Gungahlin?

Rents and purchasing prices vary, but there are many affordable apartments, townhouses and houses in Gungahlin – more affordable than in some other parts of Canberra.

Is Gungahlin family friendly?

Definitely. Gungahlin caters exceptionally well for growing families, with plenty of open spaces, amenities and loads of things to do, all right at hand. Top attractions include Cockington Green, National Dinosaur Museum, Canberra Reptile Zoo and Capital Wines.

Should I buy in Gungahlin?

It’s worth considering investing in Gungahlin, whether that’s to live in or rent out. The area is the fastest growing region in the ACT, and one of the fastest in Australia. In fact, Gungahlin is projected to grow to 102,000 residents by 2027. The area has been called a ‘superstar property performer’ in the ACT, with an annual house price increase of 12.1 per cent (2016 ABS Census).

How great is Gungahlin’s local transport?

Gungahlin has loads of public transport. It’s also connected to Canberra city with the fast and convenient light rail service.

Are there plenty of schools in Gungahlin?

Gungahlin is well served with educational facilities at all levels.

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