Grevillea Park Master Plan – Drop-in information session 19 November

The Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate invites you to attend a drop-in information session regarding the Grevillea Park Master plan. The Master plan has been developed using urban design and planning principles to provide a vision for Grevillea Park as a recreational hub for community use. The National Capital Authority, which is responsible for the management of Lake Burley Griffin, supports the development of water-based recreational facilities at Grevillea Park.

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City study for QIC ‘offensive, outrageous’

Is the Queensland Investment Corporation’s Cooyong Street development another final nail in the coffin for existing small businesses in older Civic? The Council of Small Business (ACT) says yes it is. The ACT Chamber of Commerce and QIC say it isn’t. QIC have commissioned a small business impact statement, one of the statutory processes required by the ACT Planning and Land Authority as part of the development application. Those interested can download the impact statement and all of the other documents associated with development application 201129272 on the ACTPLA website.

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Canberra Pedestrian Forum comments on the Northbourne Avenue bus priority measures and Dickson major bus station feasibility study

Northbourne Avenue is dangerous and dysfunctional according to the Canberra Pedestrian Forum. It qualifies as a road danger Black Spot on the basis of pedestrian casualties alone, with at least three pedestrian deaths in the past five years between Macarthur Avenue Lake Burley Griffin. Unnecessary traffic signal delays and inappropriate lighting, together with long distances between bus stops and safe crossing points, all contribute to a high rate of dangerous crossings.

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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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Invitation to Comment: Greater Canberra City Area Coordinated Action Plan 2010 – 2016 (closing 30 March 2010)

A discussion paper dealing with priorities for public investment in Canberra City, and its interface with adjoining suburbs, has been released for public comment. The Greater Canberra City Area Coordinated Action Plan 2010 – 2016 Report, which will help the ACT Government develop priorities for investing in improvements to public transport, roads, footpaths, parks and cycleways is open for comment until COB Tuesday 30 March 2010. The Report identifies nine explicit targets from 2010 – 2016 related to a range of issues such as traffic management, parking, public transport and infrastructure. Copies of the report can also be viewed

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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. All REDEX buses are low-emission, wheelchair accessible and provide bike racks and on-bus information screens. Travel on REDEX buses is free for the first week between 9.00am and 4.30pm to encourage commuters to use the service in off-peak periods. A bus timetable and guide to specially marked REDEX stops is available from

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Crimestoppers: Witnesses sought after City robbery – City (13 October 2009)

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a robbery that occurred in Canberra City yesterday (Tuesday, 13 October). About 8.20am, the female victim parked her vehicle in a car park at the end of Childers Street. She exited her vehicle and walked towards Marcus Clarke Street, before suffering severe head pain. She later awoke in her vehicle to find a sum of cash missing from her wallet.

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