Transport Canberra and City Services

Canberra Brickworks access road and Dudley Street upgrade

Project description

The ACT Government is constructing the Canberra Brickworks access road and upgrade of Dudley Street in Yarralumla to keep our city moving as our city grows.

Dudley Street upgrade
Dudley Street, Yarralumla is a busy road in the Territory that currently experiences high traffic volumes, particularly during morning and afternoon peak hours. The road was not constructed with the intention of carrying the volume of traffic it does now, as such it no longer meets current design standards and needs upgrading.

The upgrade works will include:

  • improvements to the vertical alignment of the road to make it safer
  • widening both lanes of the road to allow better and safer traffic flow
  • a dedicated shared path along the northern side of the road and a path network that will cater for active travel
  • new bus stops that link to the path network
  • a pedestrian refuge crossing at the bus stops.

Canberra Brickworks access road
As part of the upgrade works a new access road into the Canberra Brickworks development precinct will be constructed. This will connect to a roundabout on Dudley Street towards the Cotter Road end of the road. The new Canberra Brickworks access road will have a 1.5 metre and 2.5 metre off road path to cater for pedestrians and cyclists and a wide median that provides refuge for pedestrians on Uriarra Track. This new road is planned to be operational prior to the Canberra Brickworks development commencing. The access road will be used only to enter and exit the new Canberra Brickworks development precinct and will not be a through road.

More information on the Canberra Brickworks development is available at the link or visit The Suburban Land Agency website.

Funding Value: $8.0 million provided for design and construction in the 2017/18 ACT Budget and $1.5 million for environmental offsets in the 2018/19 ACT Budget.

Project Approvals

EPBC Referral
The Department of the Environment and Energy have made a decision on the EPBC referral (EPBC number 2017/8072). The decision notice details are available on the Department of the Environment and Energy website.

Works Approval
The National Capital Authority (NCA) has determined that the Works Approval application (number 101340) for this project is not inconsistent with the National Capital Plan (NCP) and it has been approved by the NCA. The extent of this approval relates to works in the Designated Area under the National Capital Plan only. The consultation report is available on NCA's website here.

s211 EIS Exemption
A s211 EIS exemption application (NI2019-183) was submitted to the Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate (EPSDD). Public consultation is complete and the EIS exemption has been granted by the Minister. Information about this application and a copy of the EIS exemption notifiable instrument and consideration report are available on EPSDD’s website.

Impact Track Development Application
A Notice of Decision for the Impact Track development application (DA 201935514) has been received from the Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate (EPSDD). It is available here. This decision is subject to an ACAT appeal.

Tender for Construction
A tender to construct the Dudley Street upgrade and Canberra Brickworks access road has closed and is currently being assessed.


Diagram showing the section of Dudley Street to be upgraded and the location of the future access road into Canberra Brickworks.


Civil work expected to commence: Early 2020

Civil work expected for completion: Late 2020

Artist impression showing Dudley Street post construction.

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We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the ACT, the Ngunnawal people. We acknowledge and respect their continuing culture and the contribution they make to the life of this city and this region.

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