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Local group plans to build three unit towers on Aalto site

Meredith Clisby New plans have been lodged for the failed Aalto development site in Phillip following the sale of the land late last year.

Mr Fluffy victims may sue ACT government

Meredith Clisby Lawyers are investigating the possibility of a class action against the ACT government for the loss in value of homes affected by Mr Fluffy insulation and the difficulties in selling the contaminated...

Consular life: Camilla de Martino's sculpted world

Artist Camilla de Martino, wife of former Italian ambassador Gianludovica.

Meredith Clisby Beautiful designs and artfully created objects are the norm in the life of Canberra's most recent Italian diplomatic pair.

Supermarket and more homes in the checkout queue for Barton car park site

Meredith Clisby Developers of a Barton car park are looking to build 180 more apartments on the site.

Asbestos risk lingers as more Mr Fluffy home owners consider legal action

NEWS: Mark Harradine with his daughters left-right Catie, 6 and Elise,4 live in one of Canberra's Mr Fluffy houses that was insulated with loose asbestos fill when it was in the late 70's . They have since found the dangerous form of asbestos whilst renovating an area approximately 2 square metres under the floor boards. 4th June 2013.Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times..

Meredith Clisby The ACT government could face legal action from Mr Fluffy home owners and tradesmen.

Consular life: schooled in diplomacy at sea

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Meredith Clisby Sri Lanka's ambassador says the laudable progress in his homeland since the war is worth promoting, MEREDITH CLISBY writes.

Two land blocks in Lawson bring $8.5m

Meredith Clisby The popularity of land in the new suburb of Lawson has continued, with two medium density sites selling for $8.5 million.

Canberra's average weekly rents have slumped in the past year

Meredith Clisby New figures confirm Canberra's move towards a renters' market, with the average weekly rent falling by the most in the country.

Census shows ACT median weekly rent highest in country

Renters' delight ... but not for long, as prices are tipped to head back up in the ACT.

Meredith Clisby Rents in the ACT have increased by the second highest amount in the country according to new census data.

Consular Life

French embassy in Canberra home and away from home for Claudine Prieto

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Meredith Clisby Relaxing with a freshly brewed coffee in a pricey executive townhouse in Deakin might seem the typical lifestyle for the spouse of the deputy head of the French embassy

ACT Renters in the dark about Mr Fluffy asbestos

Meredith Clisby The ACT government has opted to protect landlords over tenants' rights to know if they live in a Mr Fluffy asbestos house.

ACT wants $2m for Mr Fluffy asbestos removal

A sign warning of asbestos.

Meredith Clisby The ACT government is seeking compensation from the federal government over $2 million spent remediating houses that missed the Mr Fluffy loose-fill asbestos clean-up program.

Building approvals start new year with a rush

Meredith Clisby Canberra has recorded a surge in building approvals at the start of 2014.

Canberra home values increase in March quarter

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Meredith Clisby Canberra homes have increased in value by 2 per cent during the first quarter of 2014 following a decline at the end of last year, new data shows.

Once the notorious Burnie Court, now a reborn Sorell Apartments is much in demand

Meredith Clisby The redevelopment of the former Burnie Court public housing estate in Lyons is almost complete.

Housing affordability figures slide in Canberra

Meredith Clisby Housing affordability has decreased in the territory for the first time in about three years following a national trend, a new report says.

Government reaps $9m from sales in Franklin

Aerial shot of the suburb of Franklin, Canberra.

Meredith Clisby The ACT government has sold three blocks of land on Flemington Road for close to $9 million at auction.

Homage to heritage style on Kingston Foreshore

Crafted directors Peter Sarris and Matt James opposite the site of the future The Prince development where they will build a 161 unit complex.

Meredith Clisby Domain Editor Newcomer developers to the Kingston Foreshore are planning a homage to Canberra heritage buildings of the 1920s and '30s in the design of their new apartment complex.

ACT real estate agents bring home awards

Independent Property Group executives,John Minns, Chief Operating Officer,  John Runko, CEO and Stan Platis, Executive Director Strategic Development.

Meredith Clisby Real estate agents in the ACT have shown they are among the best in the country after taking out more than a third of national awards at an annual industry event.

Queanbeyan's tallest structure open for business soon

Construction progress of Furlong House and the Furlong Apartments in Morisett Street, Queanbeyan.

Meredith Clisby Construction of what will be Queanbeyan's tallest building is expected to be completed in just a few months.