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The Commonwealth coughs up for some animal fences and traffic lights under Black Spot funding

ASSISTANT Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Jamie Briggs and Senator Zed Seselja have announced $2.7 million in funding for 4 Black Spot projects across Canberra. “These projects are expected to prevent 25 injury crashes over 10 years, delivering economic benefits of around $18 million,” Mr Briggs said. “Black Spot projects target dangerous roads to […]

Toot toot! Railways Association thinks a railway is the answer for Canberra!

SIMON Corbell has welcomed an independent report by the Australian Railway Association (ARA) that shows light rail is a perfect fit for Canberra, is appropriate for a city of our population size and density, will increase active transport use and will benefit the entire ACT economy. “The report, released today at the Light Rail 2015 […]

Fyshwick smash

FIREFIGHTERS and intensive care paramedics are currently on scene on Canberra Ave, Fyshwick at a multi vehicle crash. Three cars and one motorcyclist are involved in the crash ACT Fire & Rescue is using hydraulic rescue tools to remove the roof from one of the vehicles to free a patient. ACT Ambulance Service is assessing […]

Shane on a train as the ‘City of Canberra’ gets under steam

SHANE Rattenbury has launched the ‘City of Canberra’, a historic 6029 Beyer-Garratt steam locomotive, the largest and most powerful of its class in Australia. (It should be noted this naming was news on December 15 last year.) “The locomotive has been lovingly restored over the past seven years by the Australian Railway Historical Society – […]

Feds reward asset sales with $60 million for light rail

ANDREW Barr says the Capital Metro project will receive an injection of around $60 million in Commonwealth funding under an agreement with Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey. “The Commonwealth will make a contribution to this investment under its Asset Recycling Initiative. Under this scheme the Territory is eligible for a 15 percent bonus from the Commonwealth […]

Mick wants your thoughts on Tuggeranong traffic management

MICK Gentleman says evaluations of the effectiveness of two traffic management schemes rolled out in Tuggeranong in mid-2014 are now underway. “The ACT Government acted upon complaints about speeding, rat running and dangerous intersections in Chisholm, Richardson, Gilmore, Macarthur, Fadden and Gowrie,” Mick said. “The measures have now been in place for over six months. […]

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Speed coming down on Baldwin Drive

TERRITORY and Municipal Services reports that from today the speed limit of a section of Baldwin Drive, Kaleen, will be lowered to 60 kilometres an hour to improve safety in the area. The section of Baldwin Drive between Ginninderra Drive and the southern end of Maribyrnong Avenue is currently 80 kilometres an hour. The rest […]

Government planning over-rides get a tick

SIMON Corbell has welcomed a report that supports the ACT Government’s proposal to limit appeal rights on infrastructure and development projects of benefit to the ACT community. “The Latimer House Principles and the ACT Legislative Assembly” was prepared by the University of Canberra’s Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis and tabled by the Speaker of […]

So what went wrong for the Northbourne trees?

THE Liberals’ Alistair Coe is asking unkind questions about the Government justifications for clear felling the urban forest of Northbourne Avenue to make way for light rail. “Simon Corbell and his assistant Shane Rattenbury need to explain why the health of trees on Northbourne Avenue seems to have deteriorated so rapidly since a report in […]

Liberals saying no to light rail and anything that helps light rail

ALISTAIR Coe says the Canberra Liberals will show their commitment to stopping light rail by voting against a bill on Tuesday designed to expedite the construction of Capital Metro. The Planning and Development (Capital Metro) Legislation Amendment Bill was introduced into the Legislative Assembly last year and will be voted on by the Assembly on […]

Andrew Barr wants to transform parking in Canberra

ANDREW Barr and Mick Gentleman are inviting Canberrans to share their views on plans to transform parking in the ACT through the implementation of smart parking technologies. The stated goal is “making it easier for Canberrans to find and pay for parking”. A public discussion paper, “Smart Parking – transforming parking in the ACT”, is […]