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    Suburb Information for City (ACT 2601)

History

Although the retail and commercial heart of Canberra appears on the map as City, it is more commonly known as Civic Centre. Walter Burley Griffin named it Civic Centre on his original plan for the National Capital, but when the official opening of the first hops was held in 1927, the then Prime Minister, Mr Bruce, objected and the name was changed to City. Popular usage has prevailed and Walter Burley Griffin’s name is the one that is now mainly used, although it is often shortened to Civic.

The suburb name "City" was gazetted on 20 September 192

Street Naming Theme

Streets in the City Centre are aboriginal words, as well as being named after pioneers and capital cities.

Facilities

Distance to City GPO:

0.4 km

Closest Major Shopping Centre

CANBERRA CENTRE - 0.4 km

Closest hospital

CALVARY PRIVATE HOSPITAL - 5.0 km

Closest Educational Institutions:

Primary School

AINSLIE PRIMARY SCHOOL, AINSLIE - 1.3 km

High School

CAMPBELL HIGH SCHOOL, CAMPBELL - 1.7 km

College

MERICI COLLEGE - 1.8 km

University

AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY - 1.1 km

(approximate straight line distances)

Profile

Houses: 0.0%
Townhouses: 0.6%
Flats & units: 99.4%
Other: 0.0%
Average age: 24 years
Population: 2,824