Residents rally against car park proposal

About 60 people gathered at the site of a proposed 20-vehicle car park at Civic yesterday to protest against it. The development, next to Glebe Park, is opposed by residents of the very apartment block it is designed to service. Representative of the Glebe Park Apartments’ body corporate and founding member of the Glebe South Action Group, Alan Hastings, said the approval process had ignored the wishes of residents. A lot of us put in an objection [to ACTPLA] … There’s been no comeback, no interest in engaging with us,” Mr Hastings said. ACTPLA chief planning executive Neil Savery

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$1.6M Ainslie Shops Revamp to Commence

The following is an ACT Government Media Release: Released 22/03/2010 A significant revamp to the Ainslie shops, including additional car parking, easier access, new toilet block, playspace, walkway canopy, new seats, bike racks and lighting, is about to commence, Chief Minister and Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Jon Stanhope, said today.

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Tree planting underway at 23 sites in Canberra

The following is an ACT Government Media Release: Released 22/03/2010 The ACT Government has begun planting 570 trees at 23 sites across Canberra to replace those removed last year due to poor condition or for safety reasons, Chief Minister and Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Jon Stanhope, announced today.

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Crimestoppers: Assistance sought to locate stolen trailer, Ainslie

ACT Policing is investigating the theft of a trailer containing around $60,000 worth of building tools from Ainslie yesterday (Tuesday 2 February). About 7.30am, police were called to a residence in Paterson Street where a blue work trailer with ACT registration was stolen. The owner had last seen the trailer at 5pm Monday (1 February) where it was parked on the nature strip in front of his Ainslie house.

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ACT Policing: Assistance sought – unlawful removal of children (16 November 2009)

ACT Policing is seeking public assistance in the search for a 36-year-old woman who has unlawful custody of her two children. Joanne McNoe, 36, unlawfully removed her two children, eight-year-old Liam Shahriar and six-year-old Liana Shahriar, from their school in Ainslie about 2.15pm yesterday (November 16). The woman was last seen walking away from the school with the two children. Police do have concerns for the welfare of the children and conducted extensive enquiries late yesterday, overnight and today. The trio have not yet been located and police are seeking the assistance of the public to help find them.

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