Australian Capital Territory

New Kambah Village Master Plan launched

KAMBAH residents will have access to a larger and more diverse supermarket, an upgraded entrance, more on-street car parking and an upgraded courtyard in a renewed Kambah Village, according to Environment and Sustainable Development Minister Simon Corbell.

Launching the Kambah Village Master Plan last week, Mr Corbell said it had been designed to ensure that Kambah maintains its unique village feel, but continues to grow with the community that it serves.

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ACT Government approves Majura Parkway project

THE ACT'S Majura Parkway project earlier this month received the green light for development, following a decision by Environment and Sustainable Development Minister Simon Corbell to use his call-in powers to approve the proposal.

"The Majura Parkway project is a vital project which will provide for the efficient operation of Canberra's arterial road network and which will also deliver long-term economic benefits to the Territory," Mr Corbell said.

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ACT planning system for high density residential and commercial developments should be improved: Auditor-General

A REPORT by the ACT Auditor-General, Maxine Cooper, has found the development application and approval system for high density residential and commercial developments should be improved to support a more transparent and timely process and to achieve more efficient and effective development outcomes.

The report, 'Development Application and Approval System for High Density Residential and Commercial Developments', was presented to the Speaker for tabling in the ACT Legislative Assembly last week.

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ACT Government to establish office to oversee Gungahlin to City transport link

THE ACT Labor Government last week announced it will establish a Gungahlin to City Project Office to coordinate the development and delivery of rapid transport to link the City to the town centre.

Environment and Sustainable Development Minister Simon Corbell said the government is serious about delivering better and quicker public transport options between Gungahlin and the City.

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Survey reveals strong support for City to Gungahlin rapid transit

AN independent telephone survey of 1,000 Canberrans shows strong community support for a rapid transit corridor between Gungahlin and Civic, according to the ACT Government.

Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development, Simon Corbell, said the government-commissioned survey reveals that two-thirds of Canberrans support either light-rail or bus rapid transport, while one in eight indicate current arrangements are suitable.

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ACT Government announces 22 proposals shortlisted for large-scale solar auction

THE ACT Government last week said its large-scale solar plan is proceeding to the final stage, with 22 proposals shortlisted to bid for feed-in tariff support to deliver renewable energy generation in the ACT.

The government received 49 proposals during the prequalification assessment stage and 22 of these have been prequalified, which the government expects will create a strong basis for competition in the next stage.

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ACT Government outlines policies for a healthy city

ENVIRONMENT and Sustainable Development Minister Simon Corbell last week shared the ACT Government's vision for active and healthy living in Canberra, outlining the ACT Government's transport, planning and environmental initiatives to realise these goals

During his keynote address at the Heart Foundation's Active Living Forum, Mr Corbell said the government was committed to supporting Canberrans to lead fitter, healthier lives by ensuring the strategic planning, transport policies and projects are in place to create the right environments.

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ACT Government large-scale solar plan receives strong interest

THE ACT Government this week said its large-scale solar plan has received strong interest from the renewable energy industry, with the government receiving 49 separate prequalification proposals as part of a request for proposals to deliver a large scale solar facility in the Territory.

Environment and Sustainable Development Minister Simon Corbell said the level of interest from the renewable energy industry is clear evidence that the ACT Labor Government's plan to make Canberra Australia's solar capital is "working, and is absolutely achievable."

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ACT planning changes to be reviewed by Assembly Committee

PROPOSED improvements to planning rules in the ACT contained in Draft Variation 306 (DV 306) has been referred to the Assembly's Standing Committee on Planning, Public Works and Territory and Municipal Services.

Making the announcement last week, Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development, Simon Corbell, said the proposed changes are significant and therefore should be considered by the relevant Assembly Committee.

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ACT Government launches new transport strategy

A SEVEN-DAY bus timetable and increased frequency of bus services on both suburban and main transport corridors are the centrepiece of a new Transport for Canberra Strategy, launched yesterday by Chief Minister, Katy Gallagher and Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development, Simon Corbell.

"The Transport for Canberra Strategy demonstrates how the ACT Labor Government intends to meet the challenges of a growing city and deliver major improvements in the way Canberrans get around our city in a sustainable way," the Chief Minister said.

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ACT Government calls for large-scale solar proposals

THE ACT Government is inviting renewable energy companies to submit proposals to establish large-scale solar generation facilities in the ACT as part of the government's plan to make Canberra Australia's solar capital.

Making the announcement today, Environment and Sustainable Development Minister Simon Corbell said companies will be able to submit proposals to establish solar facilities to support the development of up to 40 megawatts of large-scale solar generation capacity.

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ACT development applications go online

DEVELOPMENT applications and associated processes in the ACT, such as amendments, further information and satisfying conditions of approval, must now be lodged online.

As of 3 January 2012, development applications and associated processes are no longer accepted over the counter, via post or email and must now be lodged using eDevelopment (eDa).

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ACT Government removes appeal rights for Kingston Foreshore area

THE ACT Government this week announced a new planning regulation for the Kingston Foreshore area that will exempt any third party merit review.

Making the announcement on Tuesday, Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development, Simon Corbell, said third party reviews have been causing excessive delay and uncertainty in some developments in the Kingston Foreshore precinct.

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