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July 2003 News Article
30 July No slow as housing approvals up
Housing approvals jumped 6.2% to 14,604 in June 2003, according to the latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics
29 July Housing affordability at record lows
Housing affordability has hit a record low in the ACT.
28 July New rules on accessibility to public and commercial buildings
All new and substantially refurbished commercial, industrial and public buildings and public open spaces will have to be designed to be accessible to all people, under guidelines announced today (July 28) by Planning Minister Simon Corbell...
25 July Prime southside land up for grabs
The ACT Government is to push ahead with the sale of 116 blocks in East O'Malley, with an auction expected within three weeks.
25 July Property continues to out-perform shares
Property returns have outshone the share market, according to an analysis by the Real Estate Institute of Victoria.
21 July $1.3m upgrade for Chisholm playing fields
By allhomes.com.au staff
21 July ACT Govt on-line site revamped
The website www.act.gov.au has been totally restructured from today (July 21) to help people easily find the information they want.
16 July Gungahlin Drive begins with $1.2m design contract
The design package for the section of the Gungahlin Drive Extension between Barton Highway and Aranda has been awarded to an Australian company, SMEC Australia Pty Ltd.
13 July Housing statistics show no sudden drop likely
The most recent Australian Bureau of Statistics figures show there is still steam left in the housing market. These statistics combined with other recent property statistics show that there is no indication that property markets are...
11 July Greener Civic with more housing planned
A greener Civic with more opportunity for mixed use (including housing) will be a major planning priority for the next 12 months, Planning Minister Simon Corbell said today (July 10)
10 July No stamp duty relief in sight
ACT Treasurer Ted Quinlan has dismissed any prospect of cutting stamp duty rates.
8 July New home buyers cop double taxation: HIA
Interest rates are at a 40 year low, but taxes are at an historic high, the HIA says. It wants an inquiry by the three levels of government.
3 July ACT boom to slow: forecaster
In the past four years property prices in the ACT have risen 44 per cent. In the next three years they will rise less than half that -- 18.3 – or just 4.3 per cent a...
2 July Interest rates stay put
The cash rate target interest rate is to remain unchanged at 4.75 per cent, the Reserve Bank Board announced today (July 2).
2 July Housing market softening: HIA
Housing demand is softening, the Housing Industry said today (July 2).