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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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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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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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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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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.

'A 007 licence to kill': whistleblowing exemptions dangerous

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Noel Towell Exemptions from new whistleblowing laws could give Australia's intelligence agencies “a 007 licence to kill” approach, according to one of the nation's leading public sector corruption...

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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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Green light for speed cameras on Athllon Drive

Average speed cameras have commenced on Hindmarsh Drive.

Noel Towell Canberra's second point-to-point speed camera system - on Athllon Drive between Tuggeranong and south Woden - will be announced today.

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Govt's move on shopfronts sparks brawl


Noel Towell The ACT's federal politicians are brawling over the relocation of two of the city's Commonwealth government shopfront services.

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Plan for 40km/h limit in Civic

Pic of David Hamilton near the 40km/h speed signs in Central Avenue Oak Flats for story on this street being the new addition to the permanent 40km/h zone.

Noel Towell ACT transport bureaucrats want to put the brakes on drivers in some of Canberra's busiest areas by imposing 40km/h speed zones on roads going through three major town centres.

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Sad day as lights go out on Lyneham indoor cricket

Noel Towell As the lights went out at Lyneham's National Indoor Cricket Centre last night, there were accusations that the ACT government had abandoned Canberra's undercover faithful.

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.

Seselja distances himself from Liberal public service sackings

Oppositon leader Zed Seselja.

Noel Towell The Liberal premiers of NSW and Queensland were wrong to sack thousands of their states' public servants, according to Canberra Liberals leader Zed Seselja.

Libs play law card, Labor migrant aid

Vicki Dunne in the Legislative Assembly.

Noel Towell Canberra Liberals unveiled plans for a reformed justice system and Labor launched multicultural and indigenous polices yesterday.

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Gallagher complains of Libs pursuit

ACT Chief Minister, Katy Gallagher, answers questions from the media while out campaigning today.

Lisa Cox, Noel Towell Police have been called over an election campaign incident at the weekend with Chief Minister Katy Gallagher complaining about being ''harassed'' by a group of young men working for the Canberra...

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