Fraser, Australian Capital Territory


Fraser, Australian Capital Territory

Infobox Australian Place | type = suburb
name = Fraser
state = Australian Capital Territory
city = Canberra



caption =
lga = Belconnen
postcode = 2615
est = 1975
propval = $360,000 (2005) [http://allhomes.com.au/c/ah?a=uisu&i=319]
pop = 2,115 (2001 census)
ACTgov = Ginninderra
fedgov = Fraser
near-nw =
near-n =
near-ne =
near-e = Spence
near-w = Dunlop
near-sw = Charnwood
near-s = Flynn
near-se = Melba

Fraser is a suburb in the Canberra district of Belconnen. It lies at the north west end of Belconnen. The postcode is 2615. The suburb is named after James Reay Fraser, who was Member of the Australian House of Representatives for the Division of Australian Capital Territory from 1951 to 1970 and Vice Chairman of the Joint Committee of the Australian Capital Territory from 1959 to 1970. It was gazetted on 15 January 1974. Streets are named after early residents of Canberra.

Mount Rogers reserve is part of Fraser with an elevation of 704 metres. Fraser has a neighbourhood oval and primary school. It is bordered to the north by Kuringa drive.

[http://allhomes.com.au/c/ah?a=si&s=84 Allhomes suburb information]

Geology

Silurian age Hawkins Volcanics green-grey dacite and quartz andesite fill the suburb.


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