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Rural road closures

THE ACT Government has advised motorists of a number of rural road closures due to snow, wind and inclement weather. The following roads are now closed: Corin Road at Square Rock gate, with four-wheel-drive access only beyond Woods Reserve. Brindabella Road where it becomes dirt is closed to all vehicles except four-wheel-drives Bobyan Road where […]

19 Canberra companies to cash in on the tram

SIMON Corbell says Canberra businesses will benefit from the Capital Metro light rail project with 40% of companies selected for the recently finalised Specialist Advisor Panel locally based. Simon said the result was great news for a large number of local businesses. “We put out requests for public tender some months ago. After careful consideration, […]

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Horse Park Drive now complete

NEARLY a quarter century after Gungahlin was declared Canberra’s “fourth town” in 1991 the road connections are nearing completion. Andrew Barr is today celebrating the completion of Horse Park Drive. “The opening today of the section of Horse Park Drive from Katherine Ave in Amaroo to Burrumurra Ave in Casey is the final major piece […]

Productivity Commission slams light rail as a waste of money

THE Liberals’ Alistair Coe has gleefully seized on the Productivity Commission’s latest infrastructure report which singles out Canberra’s light rail plans as a terrible way to spend vast sums of money. “The Productivity Commission’s report is an embarrassment for the ACT government and will be a cause of alarm to Canberra’s taxpayers,” Alistair said. “To […]

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Shane goes off the reservation on West Belconnen’s traffic woes

Released under FOI this week was an omnibus of correspondence within the ACT Government on the astonishingly vexed issue of traffic in Holt. Trucks on Trickett Street, disabled parking outside the Magpies club (someone it seems wants a spot just for themselves), and the eternal flame that burns for Spofforth Street. Federal Member for Fraser […]

Corbell celebrates keeping awful drivers on the road

SIMON Corbell has announced 3,000 people who would otherwise have lost their licences for unpaid fines have instead passed the liability back onto the Government, and through it the community. “More than 3,000 vulnerable Canberrans have been able to keep their drivers licences since the introduction of Infringement Notice Management Plans last year,” Simon said. […]

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The glory of the Cooleman Court car park disaster revealed

Released under Freedom of Information readers are now able to marvel at the Government reaction to the great Cooleman Court Car Park meltdown from the inside (link). It’s a masterful combination of understatement and alarm. What is interesting is the dawning realisation that the hated chipseal is particularly awful for car parks because of the […]