Coombs, Australian Capital Territory

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CanberraAustralian Capital Territory
Coombs is located in Australian Capital Territory
Coordinates35°19′8.07″S 149°2′41.35″E / 35.3189083°S 149.0448194°E / -35.3189083; 149.0448194Coordinates: 35°19′8.07″S 149°2′41.35″E / 35.3189083°S 149.0448194°E / -35.3189083; 149.0448194
Population1,811 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density787/km2 (2,040/sq mi)
Gazetted27 July 2010[2]
Area2.3 km2 (0.9 sq mi)
Location10 km (6 mi) W of Canberra City
DistrictMolonglo Valley
Territory electorate(s)Murrumbidgee
Federal division(s)Bean
Suburbs around Coombs:
Molonglo Molonglo
Wright Coombs
Duffy Holder North Weston

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.[3] Streets and public places in Coombs are named with the theme of persons notable for public service.[4]

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The ACT Government sold land for development as a shopping centre in Coombs in 2015, and negotiations with tenants was ongoing in August 2018.[5]


The suburb is home to Charles Weston Primary School which opened in 2016[6] 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.


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Coombs (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 28 June 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Search for street and suburb names: Coombs". Environment and Sustainable Development Directorate. ACT Government. 4 December 2013. Retrieved 22 December 2013.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ "Public Place Names (Coombs) Determination 2019 - Explanatory Statement" (PDF). Retrieved 27 February 2020.
  5. ^ Williams, Elliot (18 August 2018). "'Inconvenient situation': Anger boils over in Coombs shops debacle". Canberra Times. Retrieved 12 March 2019.
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