Coombs, Australian Capital Territory
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
|Population||1,811 (2016 census)|
|• Density||787/km2 (2,040/sq mi)|
|Gazetted||27 July 2010|
|Area||2.3 km2 (0.9 sq mi)|
|Location||10 km (6 mi) W of Canberra City|
Coombs (postcode: 2611) is a suburb currently under development in the Molonglo Valley district of Canberra, located within the Australian Capital Territory, Australia. It is named in honour of H. C. "Nugget" Coombs, a prominent public servant, economist, and the first Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia. Streets and public places in Coombs are named with the theme of persons notable for public service.
The ACT Government sold land for development as a shopping centre in Coombs in 2015, and negotiations with tenants was ongoing in August 2018.
The suburb is home to Charles Weston Primary School which opened in 2016 and is located between Woodberry Avenue and Madgwick Street. The school has priority enrollment for residents of Coombs and Molonglo valley suburbs Wright and Denman Prospect.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Coombs (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 28 June 2017.
- "Search for street and suburb names: Coombs". Environment and Sustainable Development Directorate. ACT Government. 4 December 2013. Retrieved 22 December 2013.
- Downie, Graham (3 January 2008). "Suburbs named in new district". The Canberra Times. Archived from the original on 1 February 2011. Retrieved 23 December 2009.
- "Public Place Names (Coombs) Determination 2019 - Explanatory Statement" (PDF). Retrieved 27 February 2020.
- Williams, Elliot (18 August 2018). "'Inconvenient situation': Anger boils over in Coombs shops debacle". Canberra Times. Retrieved 12 March 2019.