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John Thistleton

John Thistleton is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

Queanbeyan Council splashes cash, lashes small businesses

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John Thistleton Some Queanbeyan ratepayers will received $60,000 windfalls while others with be hit with $93,000 bills, after an audit of properties.

Project's $85 million grant drop in ocean for ACT water

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John Thistleton An $85 million grant to clean ACT waterways, the biggest of its kind in Australia, won't fix Canberra's quality issues, but could change the way Australians treat stormwater.

Volunteers toil to preserve Kowen Forest historic homestead ruins

John Thistleton Friends of Glenburn and ranger Dean Darcy have worked to conserve the Collier family homestead.

Senator Zed Seselja's proposal to revive Tuggeranong wins support

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John Thistleton The ACT Chamber of Commerce and a planning industry group are backing ACT Liberal Senator Zed Seselja's call to develop Tuggeranong west of the Murrumbidgee River.

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Westward-ho for Tuggeranong: Zed Seselja

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John Thistleton The ACT government will not rule out developing land on the west side of the Murrumbidgee River, first proposed in the Commonwealth's original zoning for the Tuggeranong Valley.

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Braidwood stops for heritage parade

John Thistleton A glimpse of Braidwood’s lawless past flashed across the village’s main street on Thursday when artists stopped the traffic while carrying their latest work into the National Theatre.

Fishing experiment in Googong continues

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science pathologist, Dr Bryan Pratt, at the Googong Dam.

John Thistleton Googong Dam has been an experiment since 1975 to test whether recreational fishing can exist within a potable water supply.

Yass and Goulburn locked in multimillion-dollar cattle battle

Owner of Bellvale Farm near Yass Brendan Abbey with development proposal for a new sale yard in the region.

John Thistleton A new $16 million livestock exchange at Yass will finish Goulburn as a stock-selling centre.

Murrumbateman housing surge

John Thistleton A new 100-home subdivision at Murrumbateman will provide 60 per cent more housing for the village and critical mass for new services.

New homes close in on Murrumbidgee and Ginninderra gorges

Anna Hyles at Ginninderra Falls.

John Thistleton Residential development is nearing the spectacular Murrumbidgee and Ginninderra gorges, where people want to protect their exceptional natural beauty.

Fenner student studies children's dwindling interest in the bush

PhD student Kathy Eyles planting with other Greening Australia volunteers on Barrer Hill near the National Arboretum, Canberra.

John Thistleton PhD student Kathy Eyles says children have been so restricted in the bush they no longer value nature.

Government accused of failing to ensure developers compensate for habitat loss

Development work at West Macgregor.

John Thistleton Conservationists describe new developments in the ACT as death by a thousand cuts for wildlife.

Majura Parkway will worsen traffic around Canberra Airport

Earthworks vehicles on the site of the Majura Parkway project.

John Thistleton More major traffic headaches will begin when Majura Parkway opens.

Brickworks redevelopment loses $100 million interchange

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John Thistleton A $100 million interchange on Adelaide Avenue to handle traffic from Molonglo, Weston Creek and Belconnen has been dropped.

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Canberra Airport outlines freight hub plan

John Thistleton Canberra Airport plans to use its 24-hour curfew-free status to become Sydney's freight airport.

Land values around Canberra Airport at risk

John Thistleton Landholders near Canberra Airport's flight path are awaiting a NSW government directive that could send their land values plummeting.

Craft workers versus council in Adaminaby

John Thistleton In the Snowy Mountains, where legends are made, you could not jump a horse over this magnificent wall hanging of Adaminaby, or the legal file that's piling up with claims of who owns it.

Canberra Airport's workforce predicted to take off

A Qantas Airways passenger plane.

John Thistleton Canberra Airport's workforce will grow from 11,000 to 18,000 jobs over the next five years.

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Wanted: tenants to return to an oasis of capital history

Heritage-listed cottage on Cotter Road former resident Robyn Vest reflects on her childhood in the cottage.

John Thistleton Old homes with a window into Canberra's early history are being boarded up, when they could be opened to the wider community, say heritage advocates.

Hay for drought stricken farmers in Coonabarabran, Pilliga

John Thistleton Canberra truck drivers plan to deliver at least 5000 bales of hay to drought-stricken farmers in central NSW.