Belconnen - ACT

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Population - Town 

Position

DEG: -35.23584 149.066437
DMS: 35º 14' 9.02" S 149º 03' 59.17" E
UTM: 55 H 6098846mN 688037mE
Altitude: 577.77m

Description

Place Type

Population - Population - Town

Location

7.62kms NorthWest of Canberra - Driving 8.7 km (10 mins)
465.62kms NorthEast of Melbourne - Driving 656 km (6 hours 58 mins)
862.11kms North of Hobart - Driving 1390 km (1 day 7 hours)
939.44kms South of Brisbane - Driving 1204 km (13 hours 7 mins)

Address & Contact

Emu Bank Dr
Belconnen ACT 2617
Phone: N/A
Email: N/A
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Information

Belconnen is the second town centre of Canberra ACT. Although the district name of Belconnen was was not gazetted until March 1966 the name had been associated with the locality since the days of the early settlers. Europeans farmers were in the area from the mid 1800s and some traces of agricultural activity remain. Before then it had been the home of the Ngunnawal people. Urban development commenced in 1967 and by 2011 the Belconnen population had reached 92,444.

Today, Belconnen has a university, the University of Canberra, a campus of the Canberra Institute of Technology, the Australian Institute of Sport, Canberra Stadium (home of the Canberra Raiders-RL, ARL premiers 1989, 1990 and 1994 and ACT Brumbies-RU, premiers Super 12 in 2001 and 2004!!!). Bruce Indoor Stadium and a major public hospital (Calvary). Government offices headquartered in Belconnen include the Australian Taxation Office (ATO), the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC), the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), ComSuper and the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

The centre of Belconnen is Lake Ginninderra, which has on its southern shore the Belconnen mall and a number of other retail premises. Belconnen Fresh Food Markets is home to the Giant Mushroom playground, featuring a six metre high pink, yellow and blue mushroom.

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Weather

Closest Weather Station

Canberra at 27/04:00pm EST
Distance from Belconnen 14.6km SE
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
13.8°C6.5°C46%2.4°C1009.9hPa0.0mmWNW30km/hr
16knots
37km/hr
20knots

Closest Climatic Station

Tuggeranong (Isabella Plains) Aws
Distance from Belconnen 20.44km S
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C29.628.125.221.016.513.012.314.117.620.624.126.9
Mean Min. °C14.314.311.26.72.51.2-0.20.83.86.39.812.0
Mean Rain mm50.773.751.727.822.148.641.349.060.557.074.369.2

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