DKSN — all the right investment variables

Market Insights
5 years ago
4 minutes

The principles of what makes a good investment property are pretty straightforward: one that will deliver greater returns in the future in terms of both capital growth and rental yield. Of course, finding a property that can deliver on this is a lot more complex and involves making sure you have all the right factors in place.

“Whilst the Canberra property market is proving to be a goldmine for investors,” explains John Susa, Director of Englobo. “Choosing the right location, the right property and the right market is crucial if you want to gain higher returns from your investment. DKSN ticks all those boxes and more.”

As Canberra's first true mixed-use precinct, DKSN brings more than 15000 daily commuters, 2500 employees and a range of restaurants, cafés, bars, retail stores and in-demand suburb amenities to the already prosperous suburb of Dickson. And savvy investors are jumping to attention.


Anchoring this community is a six storey 13200-square-metre building that has been secured by the ACT Government on a 20-year lease. Housing more than 1200 Government employees, along with the city’s service provider Access Canberra and a café, this prominent building will contribute to huge rental demand from a high proportion of Government staff requiring nearby accommodation.

“The success of any precinct lies in the perfect mix of places to work, live and play,” says John Susa. “Building on the very best that Dickson has to offer, we’re injecting new life by bringing in staple brands alongside exciting start-ups, five-star restaurants next to hawker-style eateries. This won’t be just a place that residents and workers can enjoy – it will be a sought-after lifestyle destination that will draw in visitors from all over Canberra.” 


Dickson is already renowned as one of Canberra’s main dining destinations. The DKSN precinct plans to raise these culinary heights even higher by drawing on a range of cuisines from all over the world and combining them in one exciting laneway — Eat Street.

Residents can simply walk downstairs and have their choice of restaurants, street hawker stalls, gastropubs, bars and cafes. The developers have carefully planned the offerings to be all about flavour and fusion, with Eat Street destined to become the most vibrant hospitality spot in town and the perfect addition to balance night and day at DKSN.

Just off Eat Street, Electric Lane comprises an eclectic range of boutiques, neon signage and art installations. Complemented by the main shopping promenade along Challis Street, emerging designers will sit alongside high-end retailers offering an exciting retail experience for residents, workers and visitors alike.


“It’s an investment truth that properties in close proximity to certain amenities will increase their desirability and value,” says John.

As the major transport interchange for Canberra’s new light rail and bus network, DKSN is poised to steal the limelight from the nearby city centre and hotspot of Braddon – essentially becoming Canberra’s second CBD. 

Amidst this energetic buzz, DKSN Residential gives residents front row seats to all the action, while offering a peaceful haven thanks to brilliant architecturally designed apartments. 

Catering to a wide variety of budgets and lifestyles, each stylish one, two and three-bedroom apartment incorporates engineered timber flooring, double-glazed windows and private balconies and terraces to provide residents with their own urban sanctuary.


Spacious kitchens feature fully integrated fridges, Smeg ovens and cooktops, and high-quality fittings to allow for stylish, streamlined entertaining. 

Bathrooms feature full-height wall tiles complemented by designer vanity basins and tapware and soft-close joinery. Ensuites connect to master bedrooms where built-in robes provide ample storage space, with buyers able to choose from two different colour palettes.

With prices starting from just $284,900, DKSN has all the elements of a “sure-thing” investment and studio, one, two and three bedroom apartments are quickly getting snapped up. 

Enquire here to find out more about the collection of residences at DKSN.