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August 2002 News Article
30 August Row over how much development in DV200
A Local Area Planning Group is disputing the claim by Planning Minister Simon Corbell that Draft Variation 200 will protect the majority of Downer from Dual and Triple occupancy.
29 August Govt tenants’ rent goes up 18%
More than 2000 tenants of government houses will cop a rent increase of 18 per cent on September 18.
28 August Views on Glebe Park sought
Community views on the future of Glebe Park in Civic are being sought by the Department of Planning and Land Management.
28 August Opposition to allow ACT Budget through
ACT Opposition Leader Gary Humphries has announced that the Liberals will support the Labor Government’s first Territory Budget, but reserves the right to amend future budgets.
27 August ACT-Fed stand-off on tent embassy continues
ACT Planning Minister Simon Corbell said today it was up to national bodies to ensure electrical wiring on national land in the ACT is safe rejecting the position of Federal Territories Minister Wilson Tuckey that...
27 August Authority demands local news coverage
The Australian Broadcasting Authority will add a condition to licenses requiring regional telecasters to broadcast minimum levels of “matters of local significance’’.
26 August ACT Govt not fazed by Alan Jones
A move by enthusiasts for a dragway in Canberra to enlist the support of Alan Jones has failed to move the ACT Government.
26 August Large new town near Queanbeyan planned
Plans for 13,000 dwellings housing 35,000 people have been made public by Yarrowlumla Shire, which adjoins Queanbeyan.
22 August Kings Ave roundabout the worst: NRMA
The intersection at Kings Ave and Parkes Way is the worst in the ACT for collisions, according to the NRMA
20 August Suburbs taken off endangered list
Nine inner Canberra suburbs -- O'Connor, Ainslie, Braddon, Reid, Turner, Red Hill, Yarralumla, Forrest and Griffith were taken off the Australian Council of National Trusts' Endangered Places List today (Aug 20).
20 August New Griffin Centre for Civic
The redevelopment of the Griffin Centre site and the construction of new improved community facilities will be allowed under variations to the Territory Plan tabled by ACT Planning Minister Simon Corbell today (Aug 20)
20 August Minister apologies
On 4 June, Corbell was questioned by shadow Transport Minister Helen Cross about the Government’s timetable for building the Gungahlin Drive extension. His response indicated it would be completed within the same timeframe of the previous...
20 August Annette Ellis on front bench
The Member for Canberra, Annette Ellis, was elected today (Aug 20) to Federal Labor’s frontbench, replacing Stephen Martin who is leaving Parliament. Ellis -- like Martin -- is from the Right faction and was nominated for...
19 August Reid loses presidency but stays in Senate for now
ACT Liberal Senator Margaret Reid lost the presidency of the Senate today (Aug 19), but is in no hurry to vacate her Senate seat.
19 August Daylight Saving dates set
The Daylight Saving Period for the ACT will begin at 2am on Sunday 27 October 2002, and cease at 3am on Sunday 30 March 2003. The dates coincide with the Daylight Saving periods for NSW. The...
18 August ACT Liberal leader in limbo
Opposition Leader Gary Humphries will be watching tomorrows (Aug 19) vote on the presidency of the Federal Senate keenly.
14 August Delay dogs Gungahlin road
Delays continue to dog the approval of Gungahlin Drive extension.
14 August Blocked Budget looms, Stanhope says
Chief Minister Jon Stanhope said today (Aug 14) that the Opposition Liberal Party was threatening to block Labors first Budget. And the Liberal Party did not rule that prospect out.
14 August ACT to resist removal of Aboriginal Embassy
The ACT Government would resist calls for the Aboriginal Tent Embassy to be moved from its site opposite Old Parliament House, Chief Minister Jon Stanhope said today (Aug 14).
13 August $6m govt fund for knowledge economy
The ACT Government launched a $6 million Knowledge Fund today (Aug 13).
12 August Plan to cover Sydney and Melbourne Buildings
The internal courtyards of Civics Sydney and Melbourne Buildings will be covered with large glass pyramid roofs under a plan put forward by the Canberra Property Owners Association.
8 August ACT has lowest unemployment
The unemployment rate in the ACT is the lowest among the states and territories.
8 August Inner north resident panels sought
Nominations for community reference panels are being sought for six inner north suburbs, Planning Minister Simon Corbell announced today (Aug 8).
6 August New Canberra Sydney air shuttle
An air shuttle to Sydney departing every 70 minutes from early morning to late evening will begin on September 1.
6 August Civic parking change condemned by AAT
Developers had a right to certainty, the ACT Administrative Appeals Tribunal ruled this week in condemning a move by the Commissioner for Land and Planning to cut underground parking spaces from a development in Civic from...
6 August O'Malley land auction postponed
An auction for 28 hectares of residential land in East O'Malley which was to have been held next fortnight has been deferred until the first half of 2003.
4 August Economic action urged
Mixed employment data during the week led to ACT Opposition business spokesman calling for greater economic action by the Government.
4 August Row over airport noise and Tralee development
A major public dispute has erupted over plan by Queanbeyan Council to investigate whether Tralee North and Tralee South sites should be zoned residential.
4 August Forrest home goes for $1,540,000
The former Danish Embassy at 9 Baudin Street, Forrest, was sold at auction on Saturday August 4 for $1,540,000.
4 August Directors association to meet in Canberra
The Australian Institute of Company Directors will hold its 2003 conference in Canberra.
4 August Feds accused of interference
Territories Minister Wilson Tuckey is upsetting local MLAs, particularly Chief Minister Jon Stanhope and Greens MLA Kerrie Tucker over land releases, roads and the size of the Legislative Assembly.