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 […]