Moncrieff, Australian Capital Territory
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
|Coordinates||35°09′19″S 149°06′50″E / 35.15528°S 149.11389°ECoordinates: 35°09′19″S 149°06′50″E / 35.15528°S 149.11389°E|
Moncrieff is a designated suburb in the Gungahlin district of Canberra, the National Capital of Australia. The name was gazetted in April 1991, with initial land releases becoming available to developers in June 2014. It is named after Gladys Moncrieff, an Australian singer of the 1920-1930s musical era who was dubbed 'Australia's Queen of Song'. The suburb is located in north Gungahlin adjacent to the existing suburb of to the suburbs of Ngunnawal, Amaroo and the future suburbs of Taylor and Jacka. The suburb is located approximately 4 km from the Gungahlin Town Centre and 16 km from the centre of Canberra and is bounded by Mirrabei Drive and Horse Park Drive.
- Standard residential;
- medium and higher density residential (consistent with the provisions of Residential B8 and B9 Area Specific Policies of the Territory Plan) adjacent to the commercial centre, main community facility site and along Horse Park Drive;
- Compact block housing in the locations identified in the Compact Block Housing for New Estates; and
- “Affordable housing” in accordance with the Affordable Housing Action Plan.
With an area of approximately 200ha, of which only 130ha is developable, the suburb of Moncrieff is relatively small compared to other Gungahlin suburbs. Three hills dominate the area, the highest which is 674 meters above sea level. The green belt is characterised by Yellow Box-Red Gum Woodlands, lowland woodland and grasslands.