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Albert Hall development finally shelved

By 22 June 2009 14

The National Capital Authority has announced that they’ve formally and finally given up on Draft Amendment 53 which would have seen eight story residential development in the Albert Hall precinct. At its Authority meeting on Thursday 18 June, the National Capital Authority agreed to withdraw D ...

Nudurr Drive extension

By 22 June 2009 17

The second Nudurr Drive Extension Community Newsletter has just arrived in my letterbox. For those who don’t know, Nudurr Drive will extend through Palmerston/Crace connecting Gundaroo Drive and Gungahlin Drive. Apparently traffic lights are planned for the new intersection of Nudurr Drive and ...

Majura roo cull back on

By 22 June 2009 13

The ABC reports that the ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal has had a chance to gather its thoughts and has dismissed Animal Liberation’s challenge to the roo cull at Defence’s Majura site. Today the tribunal ruled that the Government’s original decision [to authorise the cull] ...

Asian eyes on Canberra

By 22 June 2009 4

The tourism publicity push seems to be coming along nicely with two articles appearing over the weekend. The Jakarta Post has been marvelling at the architectural wonders of Canberra. Even if they have found some of our history confusing: “the newly opened National Portrait Gallery showcases A ...

Hell City Glamours - Friday night at the ANU - a review

By 22 June 2009 3

There’s been tough times at the ANU recently – US punk legends Flipper pulled less than 50 paying punters last week – so when Canberran hard rockers The Escape Syndrome opened proceedings last Friday to a crowd in a region of, say, less than ten (and not one of those men had thoug ...

Learning to rollerblade in Canberra?

By 22 June 2009 11

Hello all, Long time lurker and first time poster here… In my quest for fitness I have decided to give roller blading a go..problem is, where in the Nation’s Capital can I find roller blading group lessons? Nowhere, it seems!  The skate place in Braddon only does one on one lessons, and ...

Energy Efficiency Ratings

By 22 June 2009 11

What has happened to minimum standards for energy efficiency ratings for houses in the ACT? On the weekend we visited a house for sale in Harrison which was only three years old – and it had only a 3-star EER. That’s 3 out of a possible maximum of 6! Our current house in Palmerston, whic ...

Cotter Dam enlargement moves ahead

By 22 June 2009 37

Andrew Barr has announced that he’s happy with the Environmental Impact Statement Assessment Report (EISAR) for the Cotter Dam expansion. Now we just need to wait for the Commonwealth to agree. ACTEW are breaking out the champagne. ...

Strip bars OK in the middle of the city as long as they float?

By 22 June 2009 41

Strip bars OK in the middle of the city as long as they float? In the discussion surrounding threepaws’ image of a party boat on the lake Realityskin (who has a nose for these things) pointed out the Lakeside Ferry Cruises’ Party ...

The Way We Wear: Vintage Fashion Fair

By 22 June 2009 4

The Way We Wear are doing another Vintage Fashion Fair at Albert Hall. Friday 3 July 6pm – 9pm Saturday 4 July 10am – 5pm Sunday 5 July 10am – 4pm Adults $12, children $6, family $30 The theme this time is “Space Age Fashion”, because it’s the 40th anniversary of ...

Disabled parking review released into the wild

By 21 June 2009 75

Disabled parking review released into the wild [First filed: June 19, 2009 @ 21:49] TAMS has unveiled their review into disabled parking. A quick reading of the executive summary suggests all is not not in compliance with stan ...

ACT Liberal Party in disarray

By 21 June 2009 47

Insiders at the ACT Liberal Party have confirmed that over 200 members have jumped ship and resigned since the election and new management team. — The have just about closed their office – it is only open from 9 – 12 daily with a part time administrator – They can’t af ...

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