Transport

Chief Minister Responds to our motion on light rail stops

At our October meeting we passed a motion that called on the ACT Government, if it does build the light rail, to commit to: * building all of the fifteen light rail stops shown in the September Industry Briefing presentation unless there is a business case that clearly demonstrates the advantages of having fewer stops; * publishing the criteria that it intends to use to determine which stops to retain; and * conducting public consultation on which stops should be retained. On 4 November the Chief Minister provided the following response:

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Guide to Getting Around in Canberra for older Canberra residents

COTA ACT has just printed A Guide to Getting Around in Canberra for older Canberra residents.  The Guide provides information about all the transport options available to older people who don’t drive or who are getting towards the close of their driving career.  The booklet has phone numbers, web sites and tips on a range of things from accessible travel to social and recreational opportunities, to getting good taxi service.  You can look at the online version here …  If you’d like a copy of the Guide, please call COTA ACT on 6282 3777.

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Got a question on light rail?

What colour will the trams be? What will happen to bus routes? Will trams have right of way over cars? If you have a burning question about light rail, you can put it to Capital Metro at the North Canberra Community Council meeting at 7.30 pm on 19 November, at ACT Sports House, 100 Maitland St Hackett. If you have a question but can’t attend the meeting, please include your question in a comment on this article. The two questions that NCCC judge to be most interesting will be put to Capital Metro at the meeting. If you lodge your

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Downer light rail stop to stay.

Ben Smith of Capital Metro left a phone message on 7 October, saying that the light rail stop at the intersection of Swinden Street and Northbourne Avenue will be retained, and that some unspecified stops in other areas will not be built. I have returned his phone call twice to ask for more information, but without success. Leon Arundell Secretary, NCCC

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Latest DAs

27 Limestone Avenue, Reid, ACT - DA: 202241243 Closes: 2023-02-13;

PROPOSAL FOR NEW DWELLING - Demolition of existing dwelling, construction of a new two storey dwelling with attached garage, swimming pool and associated works.

Northbourne Avenue, Morphett Street, Dickson, ACT - DA: 201733114 Closes: 2023-02-16;

AMENDMENT TO APPROVED DA201733114 - S197K. Amendment to the development application for construction of two new 9 storey developments comprising 143 dwellings, two levels of basement parking, landscaping and associated works. The development proposes a partially covered roof terrace on the upper level of both new buildings. Changes to the heritage building on the site to accommodate non retail commercial use are also included in the proposal. - the amendment is to make adjustments to the basement, cores, building services, carpark layout, storage, structural layout, floor levels and vehicle ramps, updates to the façade materials and finishes, roof terraces adjusted, landscaping adjustments, waste enclosure amended, and associated works.

15 David Street, O'connor, ACT - DA: 202241066 Closes: 2023-02-16;

PROPOSAL FOR MULTI UNIT DEVELOPMENT AND LEASE VARIATION - demolition of the existing dwelling, structures and garage, the construction of 3 new three storey dwellings, double garages, tree removal, landscaping and associated works. Lease Variation to permit three (3) dwellings.

8 Busby Street, O'connor, ACT - DA: 202241254 Closes: 2023-02-07;

PROPOSAL FOR DWELLING ALTERATIONS AND ADDITIONS - partial demolition and construction of new addition to the existing dwelling, alfresco and associated works.

49 Coranderrk Street, Reid, ACT - DA: 202241148 Closes: 2023-02-06;

PROPOSAL FOR NEW DWELLING - demolition of existing dwelling, detached garage, carport, shed and driveway, construction of new dwelling with basement, driveway, pool, landscaping, and associated works.

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