Ross Peake

Ross Peake

Roadshow hopes to attract foreign investors for ACT projects

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


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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Safety concerns at Chinese embassy

The Chinese Embassy site in Yarralumla.

Ross Peake Unions are concerned that any Australian worker injured on the construction site for the new Chinese embassy in Canberra may not have access to compensation.

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Parliamentary triangle car parking fees ‘must lead to amenities’

The National Capital Authority has been asked to develop a strategy for retail services and childcare in the Parliamentary zone.

Ross Peake A parliamentary committee says the National Capital Authority should develop a strategy for retail services in the parliamentary zone.

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PM set for 'Brissie' campaign after talks in Jakarta

Prime Minister  Kevin Rudd at the US Embassy as part of the 4th of July Celebrations.

Ross Peake Prime Minister Kevin Rudd flies to Jakarta on Thursday for talks on asylum seeker boats with President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.

Gallagher reminds feds of territory ambitions

Peter Jean and Ross Peake A new hospital, light-rail system and convention centre are at the top of an ACT pork-barrelling wish list Katy Gallagher has sent to Kevin Rudd and Tony Abbott.

War memorial's $1m mission to keep free parking

Dr Brendan Nelson

Ross Peake The Australian War Memorial will defy the federal government's push for paid parking in the Parliamentary Triangle.

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Pay parking tender puts pressure on institutions

Parliament House.

Ross Peake The National Capital Authority is about to call for bids for a multimillion-dollar tender to install pay parking machines in the parliamentary triangle.

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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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Push steps up for a Boer War memorial

Brothers Jon Howse and Charles Howse with a portrait of their grandfather Sir Neville Howse Australia's first Victoria Cross recipient in the Hall of Valour at  the Australian War Memorial.

Ross Peake The grandson of the nation's first Victoria Cross winner is campaigning for a Boer War memorial to be built in Canberra to honour Australians who fought in South Africa.

NCA to seek better services for parly triangle

Ross Peake The National Capital Authority will try to boost services in the parliamentary triangle as the thousands of workers in the precinct face paid parking.

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What goes around comes around


Ross Peake The craze for vinyl albums has prompted a Canberra collector to open what he says will be the city's ''only real record store''.

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Gallagher in push to keep parking revenue


Ross Peake ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher is stepping up pressure to ensure the $74 million to be raised in parking revenue from the parliamentary triangle goes to the ACT government rather than being seized...

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