Dooring Street

Canberra Times: Call of the koel driving Dickson residents cuckoo

In the 8 January 2010 edition of the Canberra Times, journalist Susannah Metherell has written a somewhat humourous article about a noisy koel that is keeping residents of Dooring Street awake at night. The article is reproduced below: Call of the koel driving Dickson residents cuckoo The reason is the male koel, a member of the cuckoo family, which has a distinctive, repetitive mating call, that rings throughout the neighbourhood all night.

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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 reduce the risk of car crashes and cater for an expected increase in traffic as a result of the redevelopment of adjacent land. Seventy-four crashes were reported at the intersection between 2003 and 2007, four of which resulted in injury. [googlemaps http://maps.google.com.au/maps/sv?cbp=12,220.66,,0,22.08&cbll=-35.260766,149.134393&v=1&panoid=iOrySmhMhC2tTw1agHmE9g&gl=&hl=en”]

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80 Lewin Street, Lyneham, ACT - DA: 202239880 Closes: 2022-10-04;

AMENDMENT TO APPROVED DA202239880 - S197A Amendment to the development application for proposal for 2 storey additions to existing residence including carport, alfresco and associated site works. - The Amendment is to change the windows & doors, internal walls and kitchen amended, upper floor redesigned & increased, roof redesigned, cladding type changed, and associated works.

86 Waller Crescent, Campbell, ACT - DA: 202240566 Closes: 2022-09-13;

PROPOSAL FOR DWELLING ALTERATIONS AND ADDITIONS - demolition of the existing garage and partial demolition of the existing dwelling, construction of a new extension to the ground floor including extended living and an attached garage, new internal renovations, driveway extension, landscaping and associated works.

1 Swainsona Street, O'connor, ACT - DA: 202240537 Closes: 2022-09-14;

PROPOSAL FOR NEW DWELLING AND SECONDARY RESIDENCE - demolition of the existing dwelling and construction of a new 2 storey primary dwelling with attached garage and a new single storey secondary residence with attached carport, new driveway, landscaping and associated works.

17 Archibald Street, Lyneham, ACT - DA: 202240580 Closes: 2022-09-09;

PROPOSAL FOR NEW DWELLING - demolition of the existing dwelling, driveway and carport, construction of a new single storey dwelling with attached double garage, new driveway, alfresco and associated works.

71 Constitution Avenue, Campbell, ACT - DA: 202240451 Closes: 2022-09-14;

LEASE VARIATION - To vary the Crown lease by adding consulting rooms, health centre and indoor recreation facility as permissible uses.

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