Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
|Population||7,484 (SAL 2021)|
|Elevation||611 m (2,005 ft)|
|Area||2.3 km2 (0.9 sq mi)|
Franklin (postcode: 2913) is a suburb of Canberra, Australia in the district of Gungahlin. It is named after the novelist Miles Franklin. The streets in Franklin are named after writers.It comprises an area of approximately 256 hectares. It is bounded by Flemington Road to the north and east, Well Station Drive to the south, and Gungahlin Drive to the west. Franklin is mainly a residential area with higher density, mixed-use development along Flemington Road including a local shopping centre and other retail and commercial tenancies.
The suburb of Franklin includes a number of large open space to provide a pedestrian and cyclist network, and to provide an ecological corridor for the movement of native wildlife.
In the 2016 census, the population of Franklin was 6,419, including 75 (1.1%) Indigenous persons and 3,129 (49.2%) Australian-born persons.11.1% were born in China, 7.2% in India, 2.9% in South Korea, 2.2% in Sri Lanka, and 2.2% in Vietnam. In the 2011 census, 44.4% of the population was foreign born, the third highest for any Canberra suburb.
Franklin is serviced by three Canberra Metro light rail stations located on Flemington Road at Manning Clark North, Mapleton Avenue and Nullarbor Avenue, that opened in April 2019.
Franklin is serviced by several ACTION bus routes.
Until the opening of the light rail, Flemington Road was serviced by 200 series buses every day.
Franklin is underlaid mostly by the Canberra Formation mudstone or volcanics from the late middle Silurian age.
Franklin residents get preference for:
The District of Gungahlin is one of the original eighteen districts of the Australian Capital Territory used in land administration. The Gungahlin Region is one of fastest growing regions within Australia. The district is subdivided into divisions (suburbs), sections and blocks. Gungahlin is an Aboriginal word meaning either "white man's house" or "little rocky hill".
Aranda is a suburb in the district of Belconnen, in the Australian capital city of Canberra. Located at the western foot of Black Mountain and bounded on two sides by nature park, the suburb is characterised by its bush setting. During the planning and development of the suburb, a large proportion of large native trees – predominantly eucalypts – were left in place.
The suburbs of Canberra are organised into a hierarchy of districts, town centres, group centres, local suburbs and other industrial areas and villages. While these divisions have no formal role in the governance or administration of the city, they formed a basis for the planning and development of the city and are significant to the city's commercial and social activities.
Watson is a suburb of Canberra, Australia in the North Canberra district. Watson is named after the third Prime Minister of Australia, John Christian Watson. The suburb name was gazetted on 7 April 1960. Streets in Watson are named after Australian judges and other legal professionals.
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Harrison is a suburb of the district of Gungahlin in Canberra, Australia. The suburb is named after the former city planner Peter Harrison, who was instrumental in reviving Walter Burley Griffin's plan for the National Capital. The suburb is adjacent to the suburbs of Franklin, Gungahlin, Throsby, Kenny and the industrial estate Mitchell. Harrison's place names reflects those of "natural features, waterfalls, plains, tablelands and plateaux". The suburb is located approximately 2 km east of the Gungahlin Town Centre and about 10 km from the centre of Canberra.
Nicholls is a suburb in the Canberra, Australia district of Gungahlin. It was named after Sir Douglas Nicholls (1906–1988) who was born at Cummeragunja Aboriginal mission, New South Wales. Nicholls was a footballer, pastor, activist, and a former Governor of South Australia. Streets are named after various sportsmen and sportswomen.
Palmerston is a suburb in the Canberra, Australia district of Gungahlin. The postcode is 2913. The suburb is named after George Thomas Palmer (1784–1854) who established a settlement in the Canberra region in 1826 called Palmerville, which was later renamed Ginninderra. It was gazetted on 20 March 1991. Streets are named after mountains and mountain ranges of Australia, with the main street called Kosciuszko Avenue. It is next to the suburbs of Nicholls, Gungahlin, Crace and Franklin. It was the second suburb to be developed in the Gungahlin district, after the industrial suburb of Mitchell. It is bounded by Gungahlin drive and Gundaroo drive.
Casey is a suburb in Canberra, Australia, approximately 4 km from the Gungahlin Town Centre and about 13 km from the centre of Canberra. The suburb is named after Richard Casey, Baron Casey an Australian politician, diplomat and later the 16th Governor-General of Australia. It is bound by Horse Park Drive and Clarrie Hermes Drive. Casey is located in north-west Gungahlin, adjacent to the suburbs of Nicholls and Ngunnawal, and the future suburbs of Kinlyside, Taylor and Moncrieff.
Crace is a suburb of Canberra, Australia in the district of Gungahlin. It was named after Edward Kendall Crace an original settler in the Gungahlin area. Streets in Crace are named after parishes and land divisions from colonial times. It is bounded by the Barton Highway, Gundaroo Drive, Nudurr Drive and Gungahlin Drive. Located in the suburb is the Canberra Nature Park of Gungaderra Grasslands nature reserve. At the 2016 census, it had a population of 4,459.
Forde is a northern suburb of the Canberra, Australia district of Gungahlin. It is named in honour of Frank Forde, who served as Prime Minister of Australia for a week in 1945 following the untimely death of John Curtin. The suburb abuts the Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary and is adjacent to the suburbs of Amaroo, Throsby and Bonner. The suburb is bound to the south and west respectively by Horse Park Drive and Gundaroo Road. Settlement of the suburb began in 2008 and it had an estimated population of 4,308 at the 2016 census.
Adelaide Avenue is a limited-access road in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory.
The Canberra light rail network, also known as Canberra Metro, is a light rail system serving the city of Canberra, Australia. The initial 12-kilometre (7.5 mi) line links the northern town centre of Gungahlin to the city centre (Civic) and has 14 stops. Services commenced on 20 April 2019. A 14th stop at Sandford Street in Mitchell commenced operation in September 2021.
Well Station Drive is a light rail station on the Canberra Metro R1 Civic to Gungahlin line, located at the intersection of Well Station Drive and Flemington Road. It serves the residential suburb of Harrison and is the closest station to many businesses in Mitchell. The station's location and lack of suitable footpaths makes access to the industrial area difficult for pedestrians, leading to safety concerns within the community. Bicycle racks and "kiss and ride" bays are currently installed around the intersection adjacent to the station.
Nullarbor Avenue is a light rail station on the Canberra Metro R1 Civic to Gungahlin line, located at the intersection of Nullarbor Avenue and Flemington Road. The station was a key location during construction and testing of the light rail route and serves the suburbs of Franklin and Harrison. A crossover track is located immediately north of the platforms, making it possible for light rail vehicles to terminate here, however currently all services continue through the station. The station offers bicycle lockers in addition to "kiss and ride" bays, installed around the intersection adjacent to the station.
Mapleton Avenue is a light rail station in Australia on the Canberra Metro R1 Civic to Gungahlin line, located at the intersection of Mapleton Avenue, Flemington Road and Manning Clark Crescent. The station serves the suburbs of Franklin and Harrison and provides bicycle racks for commuters in addition to "kiss and ride" bays, installed around the intersection adjacent to the station.
Manning Clark North is a light rail station in Australia on the Canberra Metro R1 Civic to Gungahlin line, located at the intersection of Flemington Road and the western end of Manning Clark Crescent. The station serves the eastern part of the Gungahlin Town Centre as well as the adjacent suburbs of Franklin and Harrison. At the time of opening, much of the land surrounding the station was undeveloped. Bicycle racks and "kiss and ride" bay are provided on Flemington Road close to the station. At the time of opening, much of the land surrounding the station was undeveloped.
Sandford Street is a light rail station in Australia on the Canberra Metro R1 Civic to Gungahlin line, located at the intersection of Flemington Road, Sandford Street and Morriset Road in Mitchell. The station serves the surrounding business and industrial precinct, and will support future residential development in the neighbouring suburb of Kenny. Bicycle racks are provided around the intersection adjacent to the station. It is the only station on the Civic to Gungahlin route that did not open with stage 1 of the network.
Phillip Avenue is a light rail station in Australia on the Canberra Metro R1 Civic to Gungahlin line, located on the Federal Highway at the intersection of Phillip Avenue. The station primarily serves the suburb of Watson although it is close to Exhibition Park in Canberra and a few businesses in the northern part of Lyneham, providing an alternative to the EPIC and Racecourse station during major events. Bicycle racks are provided for commuters adjacent to the station, but there is no dedicated parking or "kiss and ride" bays available.
Swinden Street is a light rail station in Australia on the Canberra Metro R1 Civic to Gungahlin line, located on Northbourne Avenue at the intersection of Swinden Street, opposite the Lyneham sports complex. The station serves the suburbs of Lyneham and Downer, with a small dedicated park and ride that opened in December 2020. Bicycle racks are also provided for commuters adjacent to the station.