A Guide to Jacka Suburb

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Jacka is an up-and-coming suburb, giving Canberra residents a chance to live a more sustainable and relaxed life. 

As lots open up, families and working professionals are flocking to this emerging destination.

In this piece, we explore the reasons it has become so popular and its potential as an investment and residential destination.

Location of Jacka Suburb


Jacka is located in north Gungahlin, right next to the popular Taylor suburb in the Australian Capital Territory.

It is ideal for office goers, 4 km from Gungahlin and 16 km from Canberra City Centre, making it who want to live a quiet life while living in a convenient location.

Plan and Idea behind Jacka Community

Plan & Idea

Named after WW1 War hero, Albert Jacka, Its design will integrate housing with the natural wetlands, creeks, and bush.

This new suburb was first gazetted by the government in 2001. Blocks are being released through ballot draws, with over 200 lots being released in 2023 so far.

The future plan is for the community to have about 1500 residents, with mixed land use:

  • Residential
  • Compact housing
  • Affordable housing

These are a few notable principles that this community aims to achieve:

  • Potential for 100% electric living
  • 70% open Space
  • Cat containment to preserve local wildlife
  • Preserving Exceptional views of rural Canberra by integrating the natural landscape with construction
  • Natural filtration system to preserve wetlands
  • New tree planting and preservation of old-growth trees
  • Community-battery storage system
  • Walking and biking trails

A Snapshot of Life in Jacka

Life in Jacka

Jacka is set to become an excellent place to raise a family. Two parks are planned, along with the other green features of the area.

No schools are planned as of now, as nearby communities like Throsby and Taylor have educational institutions for all levels.

Mingle, the flagship community interaction and development program of the Suburban Land Agency, is also expected to open an office here in 2024, providing and powering community outreach.

Financial rebate scheme in Jacka suburb

Financial Rebate scheme

As sustainability is a key focus of the project, incentives up to $14,000 are available to residents as Energy and Landscaping incentives.

To get these rebates, residents have to construct and maintain their properties using sustainable building practices such as:

  1. Installing rooftop solar energy systems
  2. Light coloured roofs
  3. Using water-permeable materials.
  4. Electric vehicle charging point.
  5. Installing mulch garden beds.

All the details of the rebate can be found on the SLA’s website, as these are subject to change.

If this sounds tempting, you will need a builder who understands the nitty-gritty of these rules and has experience with sustainable building practices. 

That’s where we come into the picture.

Custom Sustainable Building by ABM Homes

ABM Homes Display Home

If you have been allotted a lot in Jacka and want to build the home of your dreams, we’d love to help.

ABM Homes has been building dream homes for families all over the ACT and NSW for over a decade.

We have developed a reputation for customized builds for families of all sizes. We are also big on sustainability and have completed several projects rated highly on the EER rating scale.

You can visit our office in Whitlam Display Village to discuss the project or contact our expert team for customized quotes!

Plan Your Future with ABM Homes Today!

ABM Homes is one of the most innovative and experienced home builders in the ACT region, sculpting your dreams to reality.

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