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Monday parking this week focusses on the Dickson playing fields

THIS week’s dose of bad parking has but a single entry, for “CityNews’” own gardening guru Cedric Bryant. Cedric has been incensed with the tree destroying sports parents parking on the Antill Street median strip adjacent to the Dickson playing fields. Firstly the whole length of the median strip every few metres are signs saying […]

Changes to the Territory Plan clear the way for light rail

NEW Planning Minister Mick Gentleman has issued draft variations to the Territory Plan to introduce the term “light rail” into the Plan and provisions for a possible light rail depot in industrial land. “The proposed changes within Territory Plan No 327 (DV327) outlined today will amend the territory plan ahead of the proposed development of […]

Simon to legalise lane filtering

SIMON Corbell says a two-year trial of motorcycling lane filtering will commence in the ACT from 1 February 2015. “Motorcycle lane filtering is when a motorcyclist moves between stationary or slow moving vehicles in the same lane. It is not the same as lane splitting which is done at higher speeds and increases the unpredictability […]

This is your last warning. The bus timetable will be different on Monday

JAMES Roncon, ACTION’s Director of Public Transport is reminding public transport users the network is changing to a new timetable on Monday. “While there are changes to the existing routes and timetables which passengers will need to adjust to, I’m confident the new network provides a better overall service for our growing city. It’s also […]

ACTION bus timetable information to get a bit weird for a week

ACTION has tweeted that while Network 14 is starting on 1 September they’ve started rolling over the signage already. NXTBUS information can, apparently, be relied on. Some suburban bus stop information will changed today to #Network14 timetables. #NXTBUS information is still correct http://t.co/45BIanSpp6 — ACTION Buses (@ACTIONbuses) August 28, 2014

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Oaks Estate Bridge closed

THE ACT Government is advising road users that the Oaks Estate Bridge on Oaks Estate Road is closed due to rising waters as a result of recent rainfalls. Motorists are advised to take an alternative route. Barriers and diversion signs have been erected to alert people of the closure. For up-to-date information on road closures […]

Better buses for the arboretum

The Arboretum has welcomed the new weekday and weekend bus routes that will service it under ACTION’s Network 14 which starts on Monday. “The inclusion of bus services seven days a week to the Arboretum will significantly improve access for visitors,” said Stephen Alegria, General Manager, National Arboretum Canberra. “From next week you will be […]

Simon finds $50k for the big 6029 train

SIMON Corbell has announced a $50,000 grant to get the Railway Historical Society’s mighty Beyer-Garratt steam locomotive legally on the rails. The 265-tonne 6029 locomotive is being restored by the Australian Railway Historical Society ACT Division. It is the largest and most powerful class of steam locomotive in Australia, and when fully restored will be […]

Fatal collision in Turner

ACT Policing is investigating a collision on McCaughey Street in Turner in which an elderly male driver has died. Investigators are examining the circumstances surrounding the collision, which occurred yesterday afternoon (Saturday, August 23) around 1.40pm. The driver, an 87-year-old man from Braddon, appears to have lost control and collided with a tree. Attempts were […]

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Canberra Avenue bus lane complete

SHANE Rattenbury is celebrating the completion of the dedicated bus lane on Canberra Avenue and new park and ride facility in Fyshwick as part of a range of improvements to public transport. “These two projects will make bus travel much more attractive for workers commuting to and from south Canberra, particularly in line with the […]

ACTION’s new bus timetable revealed

SHANE Rattenbury has unveiled the details of ACTION’s new “Network 14” ahead of its Monday September 1 commencement. “Network 14 will be a significant improvement on the existing bus network. It has been a long time in the making, undergoing considerable planning and community consultation. It is the first network to have been planned using […]