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Ross Peake

Ross Peake is a senior reporter for The Canberra Times

Proposed light rail from Gungahlin to Civic is being both lauded and criticised

Ross Peake If you live in Gungahlin, you will be able to ride on the light rail to Civic in a few years. It will be a fast, smooth ride.

Gungahlin in broadband superfast lane

Ross Peake Superfast broadband has finally arrived in Gungahlin.

Gungahlin the best connected town in ACT

Gungahlin residences

Ross Peake More than 14,000 Gungahlin households are about to be connected to the national broadband network.

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Gungahlin put on hold by NBNCo

Ross Peake The long-awaited rollout of the NBN in Canberra will be delayed by six months.

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Well-connected: $1m NBN digital hub for Gungahlin Library

Ross Peake An internet training room will be established at Gungahlin Library at a cost of almost $1 million.

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Katy Gallagher and Shane Rattenbury's Labor-Greens pact stable despite policy grumbles

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Ross Peake Katy Gallagher and Shane Rattenbury are now halfway through the four-year term of the parliamentary agreement that allowed Labor to retain power. How well is the arrangement operating?

The future of public housing in Canberra

Ross Peake The debate over changes to public housing in Canberra has been raging for years. While tearing down dilapidated units is undoubtedly good news for developers, what will does it mean for the...

The future of Woden's town centre: will it be heaven or hell?

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Ross Peake Woden town centre is a land of contrasts, with sparkly glass-sided buildings and abandoned windswept squares.

National Capital Authority too powerful, says Liberal senator

Liberal Senator Zed Seselja believes the territory should be able to make its own decisions on new roads and suburbs without needing approval from the federal authority.

Ross Peake The National Capital Authority’s grip on all parts of Canberra should be loosened, according to Zed Seselja.

New Lifeline CEO Carrie Leeson says revenue biggest challenge

Carrie Leeson.

Ross Peake Lifeline Canberra’s new boss was astounded when she entered the cavernous warehouse used to sort books for the organisation’s bookfairs.

Tenders called for contractor to build indigenous drug and alcohol retreat

Rod Little, chairman of the ACT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elected Body, said his group had been pushing strongly for the farm project.

Ross Peake The ACT government is finally taking steps to build an indigenous bush retreat for drug and alcohol rehabilitation near Tharwa.

Concerns to be raised at meeting over Dickson car park

Ross Peake The plan to cut down 27 trees for a “temporary” car park in Dickson is expected to draw strong objections during a community meeting on Wednesday evening.

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Richard O'Brien: the pluck of the Irish in calling Canberra home

 Former Irish Ambassador Richard O'Brien at his home in Nicholls.

Ross Peake The first thing you notice when you walk into Richard and Bernadette O’Brien’s house in Canberra is the mass of Waterford crystal sparking in the warm winter sun.

Grocery wars intensify as more supermarkets emerge in the suburbs

Not so super: Go Bananas fruit shop owner Khaled Alaj says he'll be forced to close with two new shopping centres proposed in Dickson.

Ross Peake As the grocery war intensifies, Canberra already has the nation’s the highest floor space for supermarkets per capita.

Grocery wars: chain reaction

Ross Peake The challenge for greater competition has been accepted as supermarket chains increase their focus in the suburbs, writes ROSS PEAKE.

Tuggeranong: sick lake and struggling town

Tuggeranong valley

Ross Peake Nappy Valley is turning grey - and that's bad news for the Tuggeranong Town Centre

Labor plan was for Calvary to go private

Ross Peake The Hawke Labor government seriously considered breaking the promise to fund the operating deficit of Calvary Hospital, which would have closed all its public beds.

MPs worried about loss of local content with proposed media ownership changes

Local media.

Ross Peake MPs are concerned that changes to media ownership may result in less local content, particularly television news.

ACT whips up debate with wind farm plans

Ross Peake Canberra's neighbouring MPs say they are being treated as ''the ACT's junkyard'' as the national capital aggressively boosts funding for wind farms in the region.

Wind farms: Canberra wants 90% of power home-grown

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Ross Peake The ACT can boast it is leading the nation in the drive to use solar and wind power to heat and cool our homes