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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27 Limestone Avenue, Reid, ACT - DA: 202241243 Closes: 2023-02-13;

PROPOSAL FOR NEW DWELLING - Demolition of existing dwelling, construction of a new two storey dwelling with attached garage, swimming pool and associated works.

Northbourne Avenue, Morphett Street, Dickson, ACT - DA: 201733114 Closes: 2023-02-16;

AMENDMENT TO APPROVED DA201733114 - S197K. Amendment to the development application for construction of two new 9 storey developments comprising 143 dwellings, two levels of basement parking, landscaping and associated works. The development proposes a partially covered roof terrace on the upper level of both new buildings. Changes to the heritage building on the site to accommodate non retail commercial use are also included in the proposal. - the amendment is to make adjustments to the basement, cores, building services, carpark layout, storage, structural layout, floor levels and vehicle ramps, updates to the façade materials and finishes, roof terraces adjusted, landscaping adjustments, waste enclosure amended, and associated works.

15 David Street, O'connor, ACT - DA: 202241066 Closes: 2023-02-16;

PROPOSAL FOR MULTI UNIT DEVELOPMENT AND LEASE VARIATION - demolition of the existing dwelling, structures and garage, the construction of 3 new three storey dwellings, double garages, tree removal, landscaping and associated works. Lease Variation to permit three (3) dwellings.

8 Busby Street, O'connor, ACT - DA: 202241254 Closes: 2023-02-07;

PROPOSAL FOR DWELLING ALTERATIONS AND ADDITIONS - partial demolition and construction of new addition to the existing dwelling, alfresco and associated works.

49 Coranderrk Street, Reid, ACT - DA: 202241148 Closes: 2023-02-06;

PROPOSAL FOR NEW DWELLING - demolition of existing dwelling, detached garage, carport, shed and driveway, construction of new dwelling with basement, driveway, pool, landscaping, and associated works.

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