Temporary Interruption to Carparking in Dickson

Residents who use the short stay carpark situated opposite Woolworths in Dickson are advised By the ACt Government that due to site investigation work involving a geotechnical study of Block 21 Section 30 Dickson, use of parts of the carpark will be restricted from 3 December 2012.

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Input sought on proposed 40km/h speed limit precincts

Interested Canberrans are invited by the ACT Government to provide input into the proposed boundaries for the 40 kilometre per hour (km/h) speed limit precincts in Belconnen, Civic and Tuggeranong. Following its successful introduction in Gungahlin and Woden earlier this year, the ACT Government is now introducing

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Task Force aims to attact international flights to Canberra

The Chief Minister has chaired the inaugural meeting of the ACT Government’s Aviation Task Force, which aims to attract international flights to and from Canberra. The North Canberra Community Council believes that resident input is important, because of the possible noise impacts of international flights. In order

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Northbourne Transitway on track

The ACT Government has finally released draft options for the Northbourne Avenue to Gungahlin transitway, as reported in The Canberra Times on December 17 2011. The full article and the ACT Government Project Update, including images, follows. Transport planning for this corridor is a priority for both

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High Speed Rail Study: Stage Two Begins

The second and final stage of the Gillard Labor Government’s landmark study into the economic merits and financial viability of an east coast high speed rail network is underway following the retention of AECOM, the lead author of the interim report. The media release is available here

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Review of Canberra Airport Noise Abatement Procedures

Canberra Airport has Noise Abatement Procedures (NAPs) made up of Preferred Runways, Preferred Flight Paths and Noise Abatement Areas (NAAs). As directed by the Minister for Transport, Airservices Australia has undertaken a review of the NAPs. This has been based on 2009 operations. The review includes determining

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ACTION buses re-routed due to Russell Drive closure

Commencing on Monday 5 December 2011, ACTION buses will be re-routed onto Constitution Avenue and down Reg Saunders Way due to the closure of the western end of Russell Drive by the National Capital Authority. All bus stops on Russell Drive, west of Reg Saunders Drive, will

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Traffic Lights in Watson

Recently a resident contacted the NCCC querying the placement of pedestrian lights near the intersection of Antill and Knox Streets which he considered were in the wrong spot by some 20 meters. The observation was that few pedestrians will use the lights, the lights will not reduce

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Introduction to ACT Strategic Regional Plan 2011-12

The ACT Strategic Regional Plan 2011-12 was formally launched in mid-September 2011 by the ACT Chief Minister. The Government is providing $4.3 billion of funding to local regions through the Regional Development Australia Fund. The role of Regional Development Australia (ACT) is to support local development. The

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Civic, airport mooted as stations in fast-train plan

Canberra Airport and Civic have been short listed for the terminus of a high-speed rail network. The cost for an access corridor and station is estimated to be $3.4 million compared to $1.7 million at Canberra Airport. The airline proportion of Canberra-Sydney travel is currently only 8%

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