Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
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?


  • Max No. of Board/Committee Members


  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?


  • Classification

    X. Internal Management

  • Auditor


  • Function Categorization

    Executive Management

  • Creation Date

    31 January 1989

Current board appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Chair Mr. Terry Weber 12 June 2019 10 June 2022
Member VACANT    
CEO/Executive Director/Managing Director Ms. Sally Barnes 11 February 2018 10 February 2023
Member VACANT    
Member Mr. Dennis Richardson AO 18 September 2017 17 September 2022
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