Canberra is the seat of Australian Government and the location of many of our national institutions. It is a beautiful city of Australian character and an inspiring national capital. Responsibility for planning and development approval in Canberra is shared between the Commonwealth Government and the Australian Capital Territory Government.
The NCA secures the continuing Commonwealth interest in the planning and development of Canberra and the Territory as the national capital.
The NCA is committed to ensuring that the national capital is a source of pride for all Australians - a place that embodies our heritage, aspirations and values.