Ms Sally Barnes was appointed as the National Capital Authority's Chief Executive in February 2018.
National Capital Plan Branch
We are responsible for preparing and administering a National Capital Plan (the Plan), keeping the Plan under constant review and proposing amendments to it when necessary.
We prepare planning policy, master plans, development control plans, assess works approval applications and monitor the quality of buildings and other developments. Each year, we deal with 300 to 400 works approval applications.
Chief Planner and Deputy Chief Executive| Andrew Smith
Director Development Assessment and Heritage| Ilse Wurst
Director Strategic Planning| Rebecca Sorensen
National Capital Estate Branch
We maintain and manage some of the capital's most nationally and culturally significant landscapes and attractions. These include the Parliamentary Zone, Anzac Parade, Lake Burley Griffin, Scrivener Dam, Commonwealth and Kings Parks, Acton Peninsula, Yarramundi Reach, Stirling Ridge and the Diplomatic Estates in Yarralumla, Deakin and O'Malley.
Our capital works program includes regular maintenance, works to enhance or protect national assets, construction of public infrastructure and development of the landscape settings for new building sites, public parks and places, commemoration and celebration.
We also administer and manage leases, licences and venues. We manage licence agreements for Commonwealth Place, the National Capital Exhibition Centre, Commonwealth Park, Acton Peninsula and the Lobby Restaurant. We also administer diplomatic leases in coordination with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
We encourage, approve and regulate events and temporary traders on National Land, including Lake Burley Griffin. Annually the NCA approves over 1,000 events on National Land.
Executive Director, National Capital Estate| Lachlan Wood
Director, Estate Development and Renewal| Rob Tindal
Director, Estate Management| Anna Wong
As well as the two branches above, the National Capital Authority also includes three Corporate Branches which support the Authority in its work.
Inform and Educate Branch
Director, Inform and Educate| Kate Still
Chief Financial Officer| Coleen Davis
Compliance and Governance Branch
Director, Compliance and Governance| Tania Martin