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Noel Towell

Noel Towell is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

50-hectare solar farm planned for Tuggeranong

Workers install solar panels on the roof of the Palexpo Exhibition Center in Geneva October 2011.

Noel Towell The ACT Government says that 'big solar' has arrived in Australia after announcing plans for a vast solar farm in the territory's south.

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Defence public servants warned to expect long wait for a pay offer


Noel Towell The Defence Department has told it 20,000 public servants that they should expect a long wait for wage talks to begin.

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Canberra's tallest building may be reinvented as aged-care facility

Lovett Tower in Woden.

Noel Towell Canberra’s tallest building, Lovett Tower in Woden, looks to be heading for a genteel retirement; a possible conversions into an aged-care facility after its last public servant packs up their...

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End in sight after two years of roadworks misery on Cotter Road

Duffy resident Ron Forrester has been campaigning to have Canberra' longest-running roadworks at the Cotter Road finished.

Noel Towell The motorists of Weston Creek and Canberra’s new Molonglo suburbs have endured more than two years of roadworks misery on Cotter Road.

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Soldiers, sailors and Air Force members' pay in the firing line

Defence Minister David Johnston.

Noel Towell Australian soldiers, sailors and Air Force personnel may be facing the same below-inflation wage offer as their civilian Defence Department counterparts.

Social Services' gold-plated new digs

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Noel Towell Public service bosses at the Department of Social Services want to spend $55 million on a ''gold-plated, Rolls-Royce'' fit-out job for their new offices in Canberra’s south.

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Gold-plated? Not us, guv'nor, says DSS


Noel Towell The Department of Social Services has defended the $55 million budget for the fit-out of its new Tuggeranong building, saying the proposed spend is about right by recent public service standards.

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Customs pulls the pin


Noel Towell Canberra's struggling commercial property market has been dealt another blow.

Public servant flees town after chainsaw attack

The scene at Flax House after the incident took place.

Noel Towell A terrified Department of Human Services public servant has left Canberra in the wake of last year’s chainsaw attack at the department’s Tuggeranong offices.

Housing to keep the ACT afloat

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Noel Towell Economists say Canberra will have to rely on its buoyant housing market as public service job cuts begin to bite.

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No more free parking for Canberra public servants

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Noel Towell The era of free car parking for public servants in Canberra is over, no matter the part of the city in which they work.

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Green light given for Canberra water projects

The ACT and federal governments will finally sign off on an $85 million plan to save Lake Burley Griffin and Canberras other polluted waterways.

Noel Towell The ACT and federal governments will finally sign off on an $85 million plan to save Lake Burley Griffin and Canberra's other polluted waterways.

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Welcome to Woe-den: tallest tower to empty as public service job cuts hit hub hard

The Lovett tower in Woden, current home to the federal environment and veteran's affairs departments.

Noel Towell, Meredith Clisby and Fleta Page Canberra’s tallest building, Woden’s Lovett Tower, is set to become a near-empty shell when hundreds of public service occupants move out in two years.

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Even the Liberals know everyone loves Katy

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Noel Towell You've probably seen the anti-Labor election advertisements in which a typical ACT voter declares "I like Katy Gallagher but ...".

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Aircraft noise makes council lose compass

Darryl Johnston.

Noel Towell End 15-year battle over future of Tralee housing development sparks confused response from Tuggeranong council.

Grounds for optimism as cafe waits on result

Brew Bar owner Peter Giannitsios at work at the Anketell Street store in Tuggeranong.

Noel Towell Keep on brewing a decent cup of coffee, and life will go on.

ACT Labor's bid for 90pc clean energy

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Noel Towell Canberra could be running on 90 per cent renewable energy within eight years, under an ambitious plan to be unveiled by the ACT government today.

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$14m bill to upgrade 800m of road

A pot hole sits in the western bound lane of Cotter Road on  Sunday. Increased rain fall has increased the damage to the ACTs roads.

Noel Towell The ACT government's building boss has defended spending $14 million and 12 months upgrading 800 metres of road in the city's south.

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ALP poster pinching an inside job?

Dean Goulder, a ALP supporter, has posted a picture on a social networking site of himself and a friend waving uprooted posters for Brindabella candidate Karl Maftoum and posting that soon, there would be none left.

Noel Towell Evidence has emerged that a spate of disappearances of Labor campaign posters in Canberra’s south could be an ALP inside job.

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Corbell takes on water watchdog

Minister for Police and Emergency Services Simon Corbell outlines the rewards for unsolved homicides in Canberra.

Noel Towell An urban storm water program in Canberra's north, originally meant to cost taxpayers $3.5 million, ended up with a budget of more than $50 million, according to the territory's water regulator.