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See Denman Prospect Differently

See Denman Differently

Denman Prospect is named in honour of Lady Denman, the wife of the fifth Governor-General of Australia. Photo: Region Media.

Are you looking for a house in the suburbs where the homes are bespoke, the community is socially and environmentally responsible and the city is just ten minutes’ drive away? Denman Prospect offers all this and more.

Shops, parks and schools are right on your doorstep and there’s easy access to everything Canberra and the surrounding region has to offer.

Thinking about visiting or moving to Denman Prospect? Here’s what you need to know.

Background and history

Denman Prospect is a suburb currently under development in the Molonglo Valley district. It is named in honour of Lady Denman, the wife of the fifth Governor-General of Australia.


The Denman Village Shopping Centre opened in 2019 and has a supermarket, medical practice, café, chemist, gym and dining options.

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The Denman Village Shopping Centre is home to all the essential shops you need. Photo: Region Media.

Places of interest and things to do

Denman Prospect is close to pretty much everything you need. It’s a six-minute drive to Cooleman Court shopping centre and under ten minutes to Westfield Woden.

The suburb provides a beautiful setting for everything from morning runs to sunset strolls, with greenery-laden walking paths peppered throughout the suburb.

One of the great attractions of living in Denman Prospect is the proximity to the beautiful natural surrounds of Stromlo Forest Park and the National Arboretum.

  • Get active at Stromlo Forest Park. This sporting venue offers a cycling circuit and grass running track, plus equestrian and mountain bike trails.
  • Discover some fantastic swimming spots. Denman Prospect is just minutes away from the water, with walking trails connecting the suburb to Cravens Creek and the Molonglo River corridor. Uriarra Crossing, on the Murrumbidgee River, is just a 10-minute drive away.
  • National Arboretum. The Arboretum has one of the world’s largest collections of rare or significant trees. It’s the perfect place to explore the forests, admire the sculptures, or discover the many trails by bike or on foot.
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Enjoy the beautiful scenery whilst on your morning jog. Photo: Region Media.


While there aren’t currently any schools located within Denman Prospect, there is one planned to open in 2021. This school will take enrolments from Prep to Year 6 and will cater to an expected 600 students, as well as around 50 preschool students.

Planning is underway to determine the feasibility of work on a high school in the region as Denman Prospect grows in the coming years.

Currently, the closest primary school to the suburb is in Coombs. For high-school-aged students, Mount Stromlo High School in Waramanga is a 10-minute drive away, and Canberra College caters to Years 11 and 12 students. There are also several private schools in nearby suburbs.

Quick facts

  • Median age: Census data not available. The median age in neighbouring Coombs is 31
  • Median weekly household income: Census data not available
  • Median weekly rent: $880
  • Houses vs. apartments: Census data not available
  • Suburb sales record (excludes land sales): $1,700,000 in 2019

Source: 2016 Census.

Do you live, or have you previously lived, in Denman Prospect? What are your favourite things about the suburb? What advice would you give to people considering moving there? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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