ACT News

Canberra mornings: February 1, 2016

Today's top stories

Canberra Mornings
Canberra Mornings 

The ACT government has told Canberra's multistorey unit block builders and developers to lift their game after claims some projects were so shoddy they would be cheaper to demolish and rebuild than to repair.

Ross Taylor, a consultant who has been working with Access Canberra to develop a more streamlined dispute resolution model for builders and unit owners, said he had been called in on one project where repairs just weren't economic.

Road closures

9.02am: An earlier accident on Murrumbateman Road is now clear. 

7.34am: There's been a crash on Murrumbateman Road, near the Barton Highway impacting both lanes.

If you see any accidents or have any info on the morning commute, let us know whenever it is safe to do so: morningblog@canberratimes.com.au or tweet us @canberratimes

What's on today 

Ben and Jerry's Openair Cinema is making its way to Canberra's central lakeside venue on Patrick White Lawns. Until 21 Feb.

See the year's best cartoons in Behind the Lines 2015 at the Museum of Australian Democracy.

Touch or click through for editorial cartoons.

Weather

Today: Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of showers, becoming less likely in the afternoon. Light winds. Min 11, max 24.

Tuesday: Partly cloudy. Light winds. Min 12, max 29.

Wednesday: Cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower, most likely in the afternoon and evening. Light winds. Min 13, max 29.