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Plans for Canberra's gateway risk being stymied by bland compromise
Opinion
Opinion

Plans for Canberra's gateway risk being stymied by bland compromise

As plans to reshape Northbourne Avenue face further tweaking, the whole project risks becoming something worse than it already is - another missed opportunity.

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Turf war brewing as plan paves way for major Kippax expansion
ACT government

Turf war brewing as plan paves way for major Kippax expansion

Kippax Fair is set to expand over an adjacent sporting field after the ACT government signed off on a final masterplan for the Belconnen district.

  • by Dan Jervis-Bardy
Industry groups unite to combat 'low-density' plan for Northbourne Ave
Canberra

Industry groups unite to combat 'low-density' plan for Northbourne Ave

The ACT's peak business, property, planning and architecture groups have united amid concerns about revised plans to reshape the major road.

  • by Dan Jervis-Bardy
Andrew Barr rejects theories he was involved in Dickson land swap
ACT government

Andrew Barr rejects theories he was involved in Dickson land swap

Andrew Barr has rejected any conspiracy theories he was directly involved in the government's controversial Dickson land swap deal with the Tradies Club.

  • by Daniel Burdon
Canberra Now: high hopes for Belco; light rail ride up for grabs
Light rail

Canberra Now: high hopes for Belco; light rail ride up for grabs

And Liberal MLA Jeremy Hanson has used an ex-bikie's Instagram post supporting NSW anti-consorting laws as an argument to introduce similar laws here.

  • by Finbar O'Mallon
Canberra Now: Public housing blocks sold; breast cancer high in ACT
Canberra

Canberra Now: Public housing blocks sold; breast cancer high in ACT

Plus, love it or loathe it, the Canberra Raiders have a new team song.

  • by Emily Barton
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Former Canberra public housing blocks snapped up by local developers
Canberra

Former Canberra public housing blocks snapped up by local developers

The troubled Stuart Flats in Griffith, Gowrie Court in Narrabundah, and Strathgordon Court in Lyons went under the hammer on Wednesday.

  • by Cassandra Morgan
Canberra Now: Police do fewer RBTs; calls for answers on rail bungle
Crime

Canberra Now: Police do fewer RBTs; calls for answers on rail bungle

Plus, Canberra Raiders winger Jordan Rapana is back, baby!

  • by Finbar O'Mallon
Canberrans cooking in territory's faulty towers, says crossbencher
Canberra

Canberrans cooking in territory's faulty towers, says crossbencher

A motion put forward by Caroline Le Couteur says there were numerous reports of apartment's indoor temperatures getting past 40 degrees this summer.

  • by Cassandra Morgan
We need to change the way we build Canberra homes
Opinion
Opinion

We need to change the way we build Canberra homes

Our housing must become more energy efficient and comfortable to cope with a hotter future.

  • by Penny D. Sackett
'State of anarchy': decision to revoke planning approval invalid
Canberra

'State of anarchy': decision to revoke planning approval invalid

The ACT planning authority’s attempt to revoke a development approval more than a year after it was made was on Friday ruled invalid.

  • by Alexandra Back and Dan Jervis-Bardy