Governor Place brings new brand of living to Barton

Living close to Canberra’s esteemed Parliamentary Triangle has become more attractive and accessible through development of the new Governor Place precinct.

Prominent local developers Doma Group and Morris Property Group have teamed up in a joint venture to deliver the multi staged development of Governor Place, now in its last and final stage.

“There is understandable demand, but limited opportunities for people to live in the very heart of the nation’s capital,” General Manager of Development for the Doma Group, Gavin Edgar said. “The Parliamentary Triangle is home not only to Australia’s Parliament, but also many of our national institutions and major public sector departments and businesses.

“A significant number of people work in the Parliamentary Triangle and surrounds, and increasingly Canberrans want to be able to live near where they work each day.”

Once completed, Governor Place will provide 307 new residences in Barton situated on the footsteps of the Parliamentary Triangle.

“People living in Governor Place can simply step outside to enjoy a coffee, a meal with friends, to buy their groceries, walk around Lake Burley Griffin or even go to work,” Mr Edgar said. “Governor place is simply that close to everything” he said.

Governor Place offers those who work and live in the area fantastic new dining and shopping options. within the Governor Place precinct including Little Birdy café, Vincent restaurant and wine bar, Yogi’s Kitchen, Genki Sushi, Subway, Barton Grocer and Barton Flower Bar.

The first stage of Governor Place is sold out and residents have already moved in and enjoying their new homes in Barton. Construction has now commenced on the final stage of 171 apartments in the precinct and being marketed through Colliers International.

“There are spacious 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments available to be purchased off the plan by discerning live-in and investment buyers. The most significant motivator for people purchasing at Governor Place has overwhelmingly been the special location next to Parliament House and the many other icons of national significance,” noted Colliers International Residential Project Marketing Director, Derek Whitcombe. “There aren’t many capital cities in the world where you can buy a new property within an easy walk of the national Parliament House. Buyers are also attracted to the diverse retail amenities now on offer within the precinct, bringing convenience and entertainment right to their doorstep.”

“It’s location, quality and amenity has made Governor Place a very popular place to live,” Mr Edgar agreed. “Demand wasn’t only strong for the apartments in the first stage of Governor Place, we were also overwhelmed by the interest from retailers wanting to establish a presence in Governor Place.

“All the retail spaces below the Stage 2 carpark were leased even before construction was completed. Tenants including the supermarket have now completed their fitouts and opening their doors to trade. An additional 300 square meters of retail space will become available at completion of the final residential stage expected to be late 2017.

For those not yet lucky enough to live in Governor Place, visiting Barton for work and play has been made easier thanks to the development of the precinct, which brings an additional 643 parking spaces to the Parliamentary Triangle area.

To find out more about Governor Place, visit the display suite on site, call Colliers International on 1300 556 810 or visit