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December 2002 News Article
20 December Civic to be pre-eminent centre
The release of Your Canberra Your Say – a report on Canberrans’ view of their city signalled the Government's intentions to reinforce Civic as the pre-eminent centre of Canberra, according to Planning Minister Simon Corbell.
20 December Biggest ACT unit development gets go-ahead
A $140 million, 342-unit, residential development in Civic West called The Metropolitan has been given the go ahead.
17 December Home construction rises again
Home construction has risen in the ACT for the sixth successive quarter, according to the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics figures.
17 December Fifth Minister for ACT
Katy Gallagher is the ACT’s new Minister for Education, Women and Industrial Relations.
17 December Major changes to dual occupancy
Major changes to the dual occupancy regime were announced today by Planning Minister Simon Corbell.
16 December ACT imposes mandatory water restrictions
Mandatory water restrictions will be introduced in the ACT and Queanbeyan at midnight tonight (MONDAY).
13 December Strong response at ACT land auction
Yesterday’s ACT Government land auction has netted the taxpayer more than $6.6 million.
13 December Assembly passes new planning regime
Legislation to revamp the ACT’s planning system passed the Legislative Assembly overnight, in the last sitting of the year.
10 December Housing demand mixed but cooler
The number of houses financed in October fell for the third successive month, according to Australian Bureau of Statistics figures released today. The fall was 2.9 per cent on the previous month .
10 December No to deregulated taxis
The ACT Government has rejected plans to deregulate the taxi industry.
9 December Interval meters for electricity plan
Victoria is looking at a new form of electricity meter.
6 December Reserve warns units investors
Investors in units were warned today by Reserve Bank Governor Ian Macfarlane that they might not find tenants or might not get enough rent return to justify their investments.
6 December Dual occ OK if better designed: survey
ACT residents did not mind dual occupancy provided it was well designed, according to a survey released to day by Planning Minister Simon Corbell.
6 December Reserve’s interest-rate juggling act
The warning to units investors by the Governor of the Reserve Bank shows what a difficult position the Reserve is when it comes to interest rates.
5 December Canberra house prices rise above average
The price of established houses in Canberra rose 4.8 per cent in the September quarter, according to Australian Bureau of Statistics figures issued today.
3 December ACT building approvals down
Building approvals in the ACT were down in October, according to Australian Bureau of Statistics figures released today.
2 December Gungahlin affordable housing plan
By Crispin Hull
2 December Public can see Gungahlin Drive plan
The preliminary assessment for the Gungahlin Drive Extension is available for public comment from today.