Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities
The National Capital Authority (NCA) operates under the ACT Planning and Land Management Act 1988 (the PALM Act) and performs a range of functions in respect of protecting the Commonwealth's interest in the planning and management of the national capital. It prepares and administers a National Capital Plan. The functions of the NCA provide an enduring framework to secure the planning and development of Canberra as the capital; to accommodate the Seat of Government and associated national and cultural requirements; to provide national public places for all Australians to visit and enjoy; to enhance the unique character and symbolic meaning of the capital, and to develop appreciation of the capital as a reflection of our democracy and national life.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    R. Management Board

  • Established By / Under

    Act / Regulation

  • Established By/Under More info

    Australian Capital Territory (Planning and Land Management) Act 1988, section 5

  • Paid Members?

    Yes

  • Max No. of Board/Committee Members

    5

  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?

    Yes

  • Classification

    X. Internal Management

  • Auditor

    ANAO

  • Function Categorization

    Executive Management

  • Creation Date

    31 January 1989

Current board appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Chair Mr. Terry Weber 1 January 2015 11 June 2019
CEO/Executive Director/Managing Director Ms. Sally Barnes 11 February 2018 10 February 2023
Member Mr. Glenn Keys 11 December 2014 10 December 2019
Member Mr. Dennis Richardson AO 18 September 2017 17 September 2022
Member Ms. Christine Faulks 18 September 2014 17 September 2019
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