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Toot! Toot! Capital Metro to rumble though planning controls

MICK Gentleman has given the light rail line to Gungahlin a boost by legislating to remove planning controls over Capital Metro. “These changes are needed to ensure the first stage of the Capital Metro project can continue to progress smoothly without any potential lengthy legal delays,” Mick said. The Planning and Development (Capital Metro) Legislation […]

NCA to be grilled on Parliamentary Zone paid parking

THE National Capital Authority (NCA) will be asked to discuss the effects of changed parking arrangements in the Parliamentary zone at the biannual public hearing of the Joint Standing Committee on the National Capital and External Territories (NCET) on Thursday. The NCA manages the Commonwealth’s interest in the planning and development of Canberra and the […]

40 signs

What do you think about 40 zones?

SHANE Rattenbury is asking Canberrans to share their thoughts on proposed boundaries for 40 kilometre per hour (40 km/h) speed limit precincts in Canberra’s group centres. “The ACT Government started introducing 40 km/h speed limits in Canberra’s town centres in 2011 after being introduced via the first Greens-Labor Parliamentary Agreement. They have now been successfully […]

Shane’s special buses now servicing Tuggeranong

SHANE Rattenbury says the ACT Government’s free flexible bus service is now available to transport disadvantaged residents in Tuggeranong. “There have been over 819 boardings on the flexible bus service since it commenced on 1 September 2014 and its expansion into Tuggeranong suburbs including, but not limited to, Kambah, Wanniassa, Isabella Plains, Gordon and Banks […]

Yarralumla trees an unexpected victim of Parliamentary Triangle pay parking

A reader with an interest in matters botanical has sent us pictures from along Alexandrina Drive. The introduction of pay parking in the Parliamentary Triangle has a great number of intrepid souls parking under the trees and riding bicycles to their offices. The problem that arises is the parking along the lake shore was never […]

On Cup Day a representative of the regulator announces CTP insurance is going up

KAREN Doran, a representative of the ACT Compulsory Third Party (CTP) Regulator, has announced that CTP insurance premiums charged by NRMA Insurance for ACT motor vehicles will increase with effect from 1 December 2014. “The new premium for a family car insured by NRMA will be $588.60 – a small increase of $10.40 or 1.8 […]

Light rail business case and the light of day

It’s all hosannas and hallelujahs for the glories of light rail today. The long awaited business case has been released. And the ACT Government has pushed out a video on how great it will be. Tweets have been tweeted. Business case released today, @KatyGMLA addressing the media — Capital Metro ACT (@CapitalMetroACT) October 31, […]


Tharwa bridge closures

ROADS ACT is warning road users of a series of closures on Tharwa Bridge to allow for maintenance work starting on Monday 27 October 2014. The closures will be in effect daily from 9 am to 4 pm Monday to Friday, Monday 27 October 2014 to Friday 31 October 2014. The bridge closure will mean […]