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A 'most pressing problem' : housing and the National Capital Development Commission.

Cannon, Christine


When the National Capital Development Commission (NCDC) began operations in early 1958 its responsibilities were clear: to develop Canberra as the National Capital by constructing buildings and memorials which befitted this role, and to provide the infrastructure necessary to support the planned transfer of several thousand public servants and their families. Development priorities, however, were determined by necessity rather than a set of official guidelines: ‘[w]hile building the lake was...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Urban Research Unit/Program
Date published: 1998
Type: Working/Technical Paper
DOI: 10.4225/13/590a54d505967
Access Rights: Open Access


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