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ACT Policing: 24/7 patrols planned as police gear up for Summernats

ACT Policing is scheduling around-the-clock traffic enforcement patrols of the areas surrounding Exhibition Park in Canberra (EPIC) and additional patrols of the city’s entertainment precincts over the Summernats car festival period beginning today (Thursday, January 7). Police intend to clamp down rigorously on any irresponsible and/or dangerous driving behaviour and have issued a reminder to all motorists that under ACT legislation, police have the power to seize vehicles for burnouts, menacing driving or street racing on public roadways.

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Canberra Times: Review urges transport overhaul

In the Canberra Times, 11 November 2009, city reporter Megan Doherty writes about the major review of Canberra’s cycling and pedestrian networks. The article discusses the possible introduction of separated and protected bike lanes. Good information about what defines the “Copenhagen-style” protected bike lane can be obtained from the City of Melbourne website. Specifically there is a “Bike Separated Lanes Fact Sheet” (PDF Document) that clearly outlines the concepts and their use. The Canberra Times article is reproduced below: Review urges transport overhaul A major review of Canberra’s cycling and pedestrian networks has recommended a low-speed ”shared space” in Civic’s

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Invitation to comment (documentation): EIS Proposal – Sandford Street Extension to the Federal Highway (Closing 30 November 2009)

Earlier this week we published an article advising that ACTPLA was consulting and seeking comments and feedback with regard to a proposed EIS for the proposed Sandford Street extension (currently Morisset Street) to the Federal Highway. We are pleased to advise that the documentation has now been received and it is available for viewing as online documents or downloadable as a .zip archive. View the documents online (via Scribd.com) Download the documents as a .zip archive The NCCC would be pleased to include contributor feedback in any response as the Council has repeatedly indicated concerns about traffic issues and impact

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Invitation to comment: EIS Proposal – Sandford Street extension (currently Morisset Street) to the Federal Highway (Closing 30 November 2009)

The Council has received correspondence from the ACTPLA Applications Secretariat in regard to the a possible EIS Proposal: “Sandford Street extension (currently Morisset Street) to the Federal Highway-200900355-600/0 Gungahlin (numerous blocks)” UPDATE: ACTPLA are now advising the following: “With reference to the email for EIS Scoping Document dated 9 November, 2009 please be advised that the applicant is not seeking an s211 exemption as stated in the email. Please review the request for scoping documentation and draft your responses accordingly.” ACTPLA are seeking comments from the North Canberra Community Council in relation to this proposed EIS document and in particular

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ABC News: Hackett traffic 'likely to increase'

On 18 September 2009 the ABC News, following up on a story from the previous day where Hackett residents have expressed concern with regard to traffic safety issues,. Roads ACT has now admitted that the traffic in Hackett is only likely to increase with new roadworks and development in Gungahlin and traffic control and management measures are currently not budgeted for. ABC News Online reports as follows: Hackett traffic ‘likely to increase’ Roads ACT say the traffic flow into Canberra’s inner-north suburb of Hackett is likely to increase unless new traffic arrangements are developed.

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ABC News: Safety Concerns (Hackett Traffic)

New traffic pressures in North Canberra expected On 17 September 2009 the ABC News reported on the ongoing concerns that the Hackett residents have with regard to increasing and potentially dangerous traffic levels transiting the Hackett area each morning. [youtube]P-0iCeW0CvU&rel=0&showsearch=1[/youtube] This is an ongoing issue additional information can also be found in the following articles:

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New traffic pressures in North Canberra expected

Residents of inner north Canberra suburbs can expect a major increase in traffic in their suburbs unless new local traffic arrangements are developed. That was a key message delivered by Mr Tony Gill in his presentation to the North Canberra Community Council on 19 August. Mr Gill, Director of Roads ACT, outlined a number of major traffic developments that will affect North Canberra residents in different ways.

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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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