Australian Capital Territory

West Belconnen, ACT

Green light for residential development in west Belconnen

APPROXIMATELY 6,500 dwellings including retail and community infrastructure will be developed in west Belconnen with a 360-hectare nature reserve created along the Murrumbidgee River, Minister for Planning and Land Management, Mick Gentleman announced last week.

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ACTION Bus at Parliament House, Canberra

Transport Canberra officially launched by ACT Government

THE ACT Government last week officially launched the Territory's new public transport agency, Transport Canberra, which has a mandate to deliver a quality public transport system that is convenient, efficient, affordable and reliable.

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Artist's impression of Capital Metro

Contracts signed for Canberra's first light rail project

CONTRACTS were signed last week between the ACT Government and the successful light rail consortium, Canberra Metro, paving the way for the start of construction on Canberra's first light rail project.

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Canberra, ACT

Australian Government approves amendment to National Capital Plan

AUSTRALIAN Major Projects, Territories and Local Government Minister Paul Fletcher last week announced the approval of Amendment 86 to the National Capital Plan, which he said would provide a clearer and simpler planning framework for the nation's capital.

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ACT Supreme Court

Construction of new courts precinct begins in Canberra

CONSTRUCTION on the ACT's new law courts precinct has officially commenced, after Attorney-General Simon Corbell and Supreme Court Chief Justice Helen Murrell last week turned the first sod for the major project.

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Sunset in Canberra

ACT Parliament passes reforms to streamline planning processes

THE ACT Legislative Assembly has unanimously supported important planning reforms that allow development applications to be considered concurrently with Territory Plan variations and environmental impact studies, Planning and Land Management Minister Mick Gentleman announced last week.

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