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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