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Ross Peake

Ross Peake is a senior reporter for The Canberra Times

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

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

Gai Brodtmann supports brickworks development

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Ross Peake and Primrose Riordan Federal MP Gai Brodtmann has come out in support of a large-scale housing development in her suburb involving the former Canberra brickworks, although local opposition to the proposal is growing.

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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.

Pope Benedict treated me unfairly, say sacked bishop Bill Morris

Former bishop William Morris.

Ross Peake A sacked Catholic bishop will tell a Canberra audience this week he was treated unfairly by Pope Benedict.

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

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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.

Roadshow hopes to attract foreign investors for ACT projects

Chief Minister Katy Gallagher has defended the delay in the government's response.

Ross Peake The ACT government is about to embark on an ''investment roadshow'' to drum up support for infrastructure projects.

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.

Federal government will not help fund new ACT convention centre

Snubbed: Tony Abbott has overlooked the need for a new convention centre in Canberra.

Ross Peake The federal government has snubbed the ACT's bid for funding to prepare a case for a new convention centre.

Contract will put paid to free parking

A contract has been signed to put pay parking in central Canberra.

Ross Peake A multimillion-dollar contract has been signed to put paid parking in central Canberra in a move that will affect thousands of commuters.

Memories of pride and joy as Governor-General Quentin Bryce says goodbye

Governor General Quentin Bryce.

Ross Peake Quentin Bryce recalled tears of sadness and joy as she reminisced about her five-year term as Governor-General.

ACT's controversial former chief minister Kate Carnell has returned to the main game selling a forceful message

Ross Peake After being forced to resign as ACT Chief Minister all those years ago, Kate Carnell is returning to the national capital with a new image

Pay parking to go plastic as Barr calls for tenders

Pay parking.

Ross Peake Canberra motorists will soon be able to forget carrying coins for parking in government car parks.

Canberra's pay parking goes green with solar power

Pay parking machines

Ross Peake Solar-powered ticket vending machines with multiple payment options will soon greet motorists in the parliamentary triangle.

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Airport calls to extend light rail

Artist?s impression of the City interchange for the proposed Canberra light rail.

Ross Peake The proposed light rail service should be significantly extended, looping through the parliamentary triangle and to the airport, to energise central Canberra and greatly boost its population.

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Heavy interest in parking meter bids

Pay parking

Ross Peake The ACT government has begun examining bids from companies wanting to install pay parking machines in the parliamentary triangle.

The little show that could

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Ross Peake The little Ardlethon show attracts numbers, three times its population. And it stands for everything a country show should.

Canberra gutting its heritage: National Trust

A home in Blandfordia 5 (Griffith) Housing Precinct which has
undergone significant demolition work.

Ross Peake The ACT has more heritage locations deemed "at risk" than any state or territory.

Heritage protection is just a facade

A home in Blandfordia 5 (Griffith) Housing Precinct which has
undergone significant demolition work.

Ross Peake The ACT has more heritage locations deemed ''at risk'' than any state or territory, according to the National Trust.

Foreign Affairs enters embassies row

At the proposed site, Yarralumla resident, Dr Alan Cowan, is part of a campaign hoping to stop the development of diplomatic housing in Stirling Park, Yarralumla.

Ross Peake Foreign Affairs has entered the row over siting a new diplomatic enclave at Stirling Park.

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