Municipal Services

Prime News: Frightening Xmas present for suburban home owner (Watson)

Prime News published the following article about a native tree that has come down in Watson. The local resident had been warning the ACT Government that the tree was potentially dangerous for several years, yet there had been continued inaction. The story is reproduced below:






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Invitation to comment: Lyneham Sport and Recreation Precinct DA 200915725 (Closing 23 December 2009)

The Development Application for the Lyneham Sport and Recreation Precinct has been lodged and is now on public notification. The documents are available on the ACTPLA web site. ACTPLA shared a version of the master plan with the North Canberra Community Council and others in August, and






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Invitation to comment: Reducing Speed Limits around Shopping Centres and Community Facilities (closing 18 December 2009)

The Department of Territorial and Municipal Services is seeking public comment on the issue of reducing speed limits around shopping centres and community facilities to 40 km/h. Background Speed management is a critical component of establishing a safer road system. Reducing speed limits in areas where motor






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Hazard reduction activities (Watson)

The ACT Government is currently undertaking bushfire hazard reduction work at sites throughout urban Canberra. These include Kaleen (along the corridor running through the suburb); MacArthur Hill in Fadden; along Belconnen Way between Benjamin Way and Eastern Valley Way; and in Watson near Aspinall Street.






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New Traffic lights for Wakefield Ave intersection

The ACT Government will be installing new traffic lights at the intersection of Wakefield Avenue and Dooring Street in Dickson The Government is investing $822,000 in safety improvements to the intersection, which is adjacent to the ABC’s Canberra Studio. The addition of the new traffic lights would






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Invitation to comment: Proposed Sites for New Dog Park (closing 7 December 2009)

Territory and Municipal Services (TAMS) would like to invite you to provide feedback on three shortlisted sites for a new off-leash dog park in inner Canberra. The ACT Government has allocated approximately $250,000 in the 2009-2010 Budget for the design and construction of a new off-leash dog






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iPrime: Civic Library shut for repairs after skylight collapse

On 16 November 2009, the iPrime website site was reporting the Civic Library has been closed for repairs after a skylight collapsed. The Library was beset with problems when it first opened in 2007 when a freak storm tore through the City causing significant water damage from






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ACTION Buses, every 15 minutes – REDEX Trial services commences 16 November 2009

The ACT Government’s trial of a new, high frequency weekday bus service, REDEX, commences Monday 16 November. REDEX buses run every 15 minutes from 7.00am and 7.00pm between the Gungahlin Market Place and Canberra Railway Station in Kingston, via Mitchell, Northbourne Avenue, the City, Russell and Barton.






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Canberra Times: Review urges transport overhaul

In the Canberra Times, 11 November 2009, city reporter Megan Doherty writes about the major review of Canberra’s cycling and pedestrian networks. The article discusses the possible introduction of separated and protected bike lanes. Good information about what defines the “Copenhagen-style” protected bike lane can be obtained






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Invitation to comment (documentation): EIS Proposal – Sandford Street Extension to the Federal Highway (Closing 30 November 2009)

Earlier this week we published an article advising that ACTPLA was consulting and seeking comments and feedback with regard to a proposed EIS for the proposed Sandford Street extension (currently Morisset Street) to the Federal Highway. We are pleased to advise that the documentation has now been






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