A Neighbourhood Plan for Watson

Have your say on the WCA’s community-led Plan for the Sustainable  Development of Your Suburb! (updated Nov 2020)

Watson is growing—and not always in ways the community would like.

Help the Watson Community Association (WCA) ensure that current and future developments meet the needs of residents by commenting on our draft Plan.  We want genuine consultation and a sound planning approach that will deliver a healthy, connected, vibrant and aesthetically pleasing suburb in keeping with Watson’s existing values.

This community-led Neighbourhood Plan sets out a vision for the ongoing development of our suburb. We encourage you to share your thoughts on the managed growth and sustainable development of Watson, either via our Facebook page or by emailing All submissions and suggestions received will help to inform the final Neighbourhood Plan for Watson and will be kept confidential.

Plan for Sustainable Development of Watson V2.0 November 2020

We will provide regular updates on the progress of the Plan here and on the WCA Facebook page. This will include dates for upcoming community information sessions.


On completion, the Neighbourhood Plan is intended to act as a default Master Plan for Watson, sharing the community’s vision with the the ACT Government and future developers. It is our aim that in consultation with the community, the ACT Government will establish a coordinated approach to development by creating a formal Master Plan for the suburb, or by adopting this one.