Northbourne flats redevelopment gets underway

ANDREW Barr has announced he's kicking off the long awaited redemption of Canberra's gateway along Northbourne. "The transformation of Northbourne Avenue will soon begin with...

Gungahlin also wants government offices

THE Gungahlin Community Council (GCC) is calling for a share of Government offices as Tuggeranong and Woden battle to retain their own public service...

It’s our town and the living is easy…

CATHERINE CARTER says Canberra is coming of age with new colour springing from our special suburban character.

Good news from down on the deck

KINGSTON Foreshore is exactly what Canberra needs. What was recently a mass of construction (with some impressive excavations) has become a nearly complete and...

Bonner school construction’s back on

THE ACT Government and St Hilliers Construction has come to a formal agreement to recommence works on the Bonner Primary School and Phillip Housing Development...

Childcare gets millions in Budget

ABOUT $3.5 million will be injected into Canberra childcare, funded by the 2012-13 ACT Budget. The money will be go towards centre upgrades and additional regulatory...

Budget boost for Gungahlin sport

GUNGAHLIN Enclosed Oval will receive $6.5 million for a new grandstand as part of the 2012-13 ACT Budget. Treasurer and Minister for Tourism, Sport and...

Neighbours get more info on demolitions

NEIGHBOURS will now be when a nearby demolition or development is happening before work begins. “Previously, as long as a proposed development complied with the...

Campaign challenges Labor’s spending

IN an orchestrated bid in an election year, to put pressure on the ACT Government about Canberra’s liveability and housing affordability, the ACT Property...

There’s a disconnect in draft plan

IN the light of the Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development, Simon Corbell’s release of the ACT draft planning strategy, people have been...

The blight of school fences

Fences around schools are an ugly blight on the urban landscape, says MICHAEL MOORE PETER Harrison must be rolling in his grave. The proliferation of...

Anger at ‘speed cushions’

THEIR purpose is to calm traffic, but the series of new “speed cushions” on 60kph Flinders Way near Manuka seem to do anything but...

Free signs, a gift from Govt

With Canberra so besotted by “user pays”, FREYLA FERGUSON reveals a world of free advertising that basks in a rare burst of bureaucratic benevolence IN...

Suddenly, we have lots of shiny new signs

Regular readers will be aware of this paper’s crusading passion for public signage and over recent months we have had a continuous giggle at...

Simon, it’s simple, no mistakes this time

The Chief Minister has appointed Simon Corbell to a second stint as Planning Minister. Political commentator MICHAEL MOORE reflects on the mistakes of his...

Nation’s capital city or a big suburb?

Urban Planner Greg Mews writes:

Last weekend I returned from my holiday break and caught myself staring at a lonely but nicely spray painted graffiti on the walkway that left me thinking all the way home. How would I define the place I live in to my friends from overseas?

Urban Policy Wars Episode IV

Expert rebels striking from a hidden base have won their first victory in the urban policy wars against the system, hitting the great challenges of the 21st century: Climate change, peak oil and health burden.

Greg Mews: places we need

Urban planner Greg Mews writes: What connects people in a city and what determines liveability in a city that needs to respond to the challenges of...

ANU Student housing

Chief Minister Jon Stanhope, Federal Minister for Housing Tanya Plibersek and ANU Vice Chancellor Ian Chubb today announced that the university's application for National Rental Affordibility Scheme was a success and as a result it would build accomodation for 1023 students on City West land supplied by the Territory. But at $225 a week for one room, it's unlikely students needing "affordable" housing will be able to live there.

London Circuit/Northbourne Avenue deconstructed

Civic's London Circuit and Northbourne Avenue have gone all wild west of late with the streets ripped up revealing dirty byways beset by mud as the rain came down.




Jim Chalmers considers tilt at leadership

Labor’s finance spokesman Jim Chalmers has confirmed he is considering standing for Labor leader, which would put him up against leftwinger Anthony Albanese, who is already campaigning hard for the position, writes MICHELLE GRATTAN.


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