Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts
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

  • Postal Address

    King Edward Terrace
    PARKES ACT 2600

Current board appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Chair Mr. Terry Weber 12 June 2019 12 June 2025
CEO/Executive Director/Managing Director VACANT
Member Ms. Jenny Smithson 11 June 2020 10 June 2025
Member Mr. James Willson 1 October 2020 30 September 2025
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