Tag Archives: Canberra

Canberra draws two million tourists

AS Visit Canberra launches its new “101 Humans” tourism campaign today, the latest national survey from Tourism Research Australia reveals a 5 per cent upswing in overnight visitors to the ACT over the centennial year. The ACT’s 2,055,000 domestic overnight visitors in 2013 represents a 5.1 per cent increase on 2012, and compares with a […]

Loveable Canberra still has lots to fix

CANBERRA has been named the nation’s most liveable city and, for the first time, beaten Adelaide to the title. The Property Council of Australia this morning released the latest results from “My City: The People’s Verdict “, a national poll that tests views on the liveability of our cities. The survey, now in its fourth year, surveyed […]

Royal Family to visit Canberra

INCOMING Governor-General Peter Cosgrove has reportedly let slip the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge may visit Canberra with their newborn son, Prince George, during their Australian tour in April.  After he met the Queen at Buckingham Palace overnight, Mr Cosgove told reporters the royal family’s visit would be “very welcome.” “They’ll bring with them Prince George the […]

Green light for public housing redevelopment

THE ACT Government has approved changes to allow the redevelopment of ageing public housing stock in Braddon and Reid. The government plans to demolish the ageing Allawah, Bega and Currong public housing units in the Cooyong Street precinct, which are currently occupied by about 550 tenants, to make way for a mixed-use residential and commercial development […]

Wild weather hits Canberra

A SEVERE weather warning has been issued for this afternoon as heavy hail and damaging winds hit Canberra.  Winds today reached 46km/h with gusts of up to 54km/h, with the warning saying thunderstorms and heavy rainfall may lead to flash flooding. The wild weather is expected to remain for most of the afternoon before clearing […]

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East Civic bus stops back in action

BUS stops on London Circuit East will return to operation from 2pm today, after a fire in Sydney building yesterday caused a temporary closure.  The stops are adjacent to the ACT Legislative Assembly, Commonwealth Bank and Waldorf, where road closures have now been lifted. The area around East Row is currently being assessed by ACT WorkCover for […]

Civic fire: Interchange shuts down

THE City Bus Station and adjacent bus stops on Northbourne Avenue and London Circuit East have been closed until further notice after a fire in the Sydney building. A spokesperson says all ACTION bus services will be diverted down Alinga Street; Northbound services will operate adjacent from the Canberra Club stop on West Row and southbound […]

Literary greats honoured in public art

QUEANBEYAN City’s public art makeover is continuing with Sydney artist Adam Long turning a power box outside the Library into a colourful celebration of the region’s writers. Long grew up in Canberra and says he loves street art projects and converting power boxes and traffic signal boxes into public art. He has also recently been commissioned by Woollahra City […]

Canberra start-up company sells for $76m

A CANBERRA-BASED imaging and analysis start-up company has been sold for $76 million. Lithicon, previously known as Digitalcore, was set up by The Australian National University and University of NSW and has been acquired by United States-based company FEI, which specialises in imaging technology for oil and gas exploration. Deputy Chief Minister Andrew Barr says the announcement is a […]