Cameron Offices – Weedon Lodge

The Cameron Offices are a series of former government offices commissioned by the National Capital Development Commission and designed by John Andrews in the Brutalist structuralism style of architecture. The offices were constructed between 1970 and 1976 and partially demolished during 2007–08. 

The Cameron Offices are located on the corner of Chandler Street and Cameron Avenue, a short distance from Eastern Valley Way Inlet at Lake Ginninderra. 

The Cameron Offices were the first major buildings to be built in Belconnen. The design qualities of the Cameron Offices were recognised as significant at the time of their construction and won worldwide acclaim through a listing on the Union of International Architects Heritage register. The Cameron Offices are listed on the Australian Institute of Architects register of significant Twentieth Century Australian buildings.

In 2004 Cameron Offices were nominated for inclusion in the Commonwealth Heritage List. The Australian Heritage Council determined that while Cameron Offices did not meet threshold for the National Heritage List, the offices had Commonwealth Heritage values. 

The Minister for the Environment and Heritage determined that Wings 3, 4, 5 and the Bridge had Commonwealth Heritage values. The Minister determined that inclusion of Wings 3, 4, 5 and the Bridge in the Commonwealth Heritage List would not prevent the proposed demolition of the Wings 1, 2, 6, 7, 8 and 9.

Three wings (3, 4 and 5) and the pedestrian bridge, from the initial nine wings, remain. Wing 3 is currently occupied by Comsuper. Wings 4 and 5 have been converted from government offices into student accommodation for the University of Canberra, Weedon Lodge.

The Cameron Offices and Weedon Lodge are in close proximity to the eateries on Chandler Street, Benjamin Way and Grazier Lane.