|April 2003||News Article|
100 days later and CM says recovery excellent
Chief Minister Jon Stanhope released a report card today (28 April) outlining the progress of the bushfire recovery process in the ACT.
Tougher water restrictions tomorrow
Stage 2 water restrictions began today (April 30). Dam levels fell to below 44 per cent over the weekend.
Plants for fire damaged gardens
The Plant Issue Scheme is to be extended to people whose gardens were burnt by the January bushfires.
Opposition rejects fire tax
The Opposition would reject the idea of a fire tax until the Government came clean on the exact details of funding sources to pay for the recovery from the January bushfires, Opposition Leader Brendan Smyth said...
Better garbage collection
Improvements to kerbside recycling collection will begin at the end of the month.
Housing indicators remain solid
Housing finance commitments rose in February over the previous month, according to figures issued by the Bureau of Statistics today (April 11).
New community planning forums
Seven Community Planning Forums will be established across Canberra to advise the Minister for Planning and the new independent Planning and Land Authority, it was announced today (Apr10).
Opposition slams new rates plan
Every ratepayer will be guaranteed a rate increase every year under Labor’s new rates plan, ACT Opposition Leader Brendan Smyth said today (Apr 4).
New rates system in Assembly
The new indexed rates system was introduced into the ACT Legislative Assembly today (Apr 4).
Reserve holds steady on rates
Interest rates will remain at their preset low rates.
Govt land development ‘good for bottom line’
An independent report says that the government’s return to the land-development market will be good for the bottom line of the ACT Budget.
Gradual turn in housing market
The housing market is slowly flattening.