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Ross Peake

Ross Peake is a senior reporter for The Canberra Times

High price of housing could squeeze key workers out of ACT

ACT Shelter executive officer Leigh Watson.

Ross Peake Low-paid workers in key areas such as aged care may be forced out of the ACT because they are not able to afford housing.

The battle to save Dickson grove in Canberra

Power to the people.

Ross Peake ''Power to the people'' the late, great John Lennon did sing. They were listening extra hard in Canberra reports Ross Peake.

Protest may save threatened Dickson park

Canberrans have been enjoying Dickson Pool for many long, hot summers. Now a small park near the pool is under threat from developers.

Ross Peake A small park at Dickson under threat from bulldozers may be saved after a strong community protest against its imminent destruction.

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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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.

Hopes for hipster precinct in revamp of Woden town centre

Bondi Hipster Christiaan Van Vuuren who is a comedian who mocks the hipster subculture.

Ross Peake Work is about to begin on several projects for the revamp of Woden town centre including the long overdue construction of a new bus interchange.

Refugee embassy to pop up for protest rally

John Minns, of the ANU, said refugees were being

Ross Peake Refugee advocates will set up a "refugee embassy" outside the office of the Immigration Department in Belconnen on Tuesday to protest against Australia's treatment of asylum seekers.

Gloomy outlook for construction in the ACT

ACT Treasurer Andrew Barr said the report omitted some major projects and that the ACT government's record $2.5 billion infrastructure investment in the 2014-15 ACT budget was driving construction in Canberra.

Ross Peake All current major construction projects in the ACT will be completed by next year “leaving a stark pipeline beyond the next two years”, according to a report published on Thursday.

Proposed 'temporary' car park draws residents' ire

The carpark outside Woolworths Dickson.

Ross Peake Dickson residents say a ''temporary'' car park to be built on a busy corner at the shopping centre will create dangerous traffic conditions, vandalise a tree-lined park and be too far from most shops.

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Trauma centre aims to give neglected and abused children a big helping hand

Ross Peake Neglected and abused children in Canberra can now go to a friendly, cosy place to see health professionals.

Ceremonial occasion as Mark Binskin succeeds David Hurley as Chief of Defence Force

Incoming Chief of the Defence Force Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin and outgoing Chief of the Defence Force General David Hurley.

Ross Peake The Federation Guard took to the field for a formal change-of-command ceremony for the Chief of the Defence Force.

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.

Light rail link to boost Canberra, predicts urban planner

Artists impression of the proposed Canberra light rail.

Ross Peake An urban planning expert is encouraging the ACT government to proceed with its ambitious plan for a light rail to link the populous Gungahlin area to Civic.

Homeless in Canberra: When living in comfort is out of reach

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Ross Peake Not everyone in Canberra is on the big bucks, and for many doing it rough on the streets there’s little light in the tunnel, reports Ross Peake.

Canberra's dreams need prioritising

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Ross Peake Canberra has big dreams for the kind of city it wants to become but the projects being pushed will need deep pockets or considerable patience.

Canberra Airport awaits signal for take-off

Manager of Canberra Airport Stephen Byron.

Ross Peake On Boxing Day each year, Stephen Byron faces up to the perils and challenges of being wet and tired on a yacht racing from Sydney to Hobart

Canberra voices raised, emotions high in Garema place pro-refugee demonstration

Break the Silence: Rally for Refugees at Garema Place.

Ross Peake Thousands turn up for pro-refugee rally in Civic as protests sweep nation.

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Anzace eve peace vigil will raise awareness of earlier wars

Ross Peake The Australian War Memorial will stop work on its Anzac Day preparations on Thursday evening to allow a peace vigil to use the parade ground.

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