For some organisations outsourcing the work to India or the Ukraine just won’t do.
So what locals can do quality smartphone apps at a good price?
Today’s return of gifts has a donation of $4,500 to Labor from the Nishi developing Molonglo Group.
INNER SOUTH CANBERRA COMMUNITY COUNCIL
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
7 PM 27 NOVEMBER 2011
EASTLAKE CLUB, OXLEY STREET, GRIFFITH
1. Welcome – Gary Kent, Chairperson
3. Guest Speakers
(a) 7 pm “Our changing suburbs – what, when and how and why don’t I know about it?” Craig Simmons Environment and Sustainable Development Directorate ACT Government
(b) 7.30 pm “A proposal to re-zone the majority of [...]
Worksafe brings word the much needed construction sector Inquiry Panel has been given until this Friday to report:
The Inquiry Panel looking into compliance with safety requirements in the ACT’s construction sector has asked the Attorney General for a one week extension to the deadline for completing their report in order to ensure the report includes [...]
It seems a simple enough premise. If people buy land with one lease purpose, at a value to suit that purpose, they get a windfall if the Government agrees to vary the lease purpose to something more lucrative.
Rather than bank the money from having an amenable government it seems manifestly self evident a part of [...]
In a speech to over 200 industry representatives at a Property Council function held on 21 June 2012, ACT Treasurer Andrew Barr said:
“Today I can announce that the Government will waive commence and complete fees for commercial, mixed use and multi-unit residential developments. Commence and complete provisions will now only apply to the construction of [...]
Labor in the ACT has two great loves. Poker machines and real estate deals.
So it’s very exciting to see Joy Burch bring the two together along with patronage and largesse.
Nine small licensed clubs will receive grants of $15,000 each to assess the viability of their sites for residential development, ACT Minister for Gaming and Racing [...]
Elections ACT are now running a more up to date list of political donations and this afternoon a swag of them have turned up (dated 6 August).
We don’t know what Dataflex’s connections are but the rest!
So Hawker Britton are star Labor Party lobbyists. Somewhat in disgrace we gather after founder Bruce Hawker ran the campaign [...]
What’s not to like about a lobby group assessing the performance of Government regulation of its members and releasing a report card?
Simon Corbell is quite happy with what they had to say about his work.
“I am very pleased to see an improvement in the way our planning system is working, according to this report card [...]
Liberal leader Zed Seselja is banging the drum on housing affordability:
The number of ACT dwellings approved for building has plummeted by 60 per cent in trend terms since June 2011, while the average cost of a median priced home in Canberra has skyrocketed to the nation’s highest at $505,000. This comes after information obtained [...]
Joy Burch has announced into the silly season that the Executive Chairman of the Hindmarsh Group (“A leader in construction, development and property, Hindmarsh draws upon this expertise to deliver specialist services in retirement, parking operations and capital management.” According to their website), John Hindmarsh, is giving of himself to chair the Cultural Facilities Corporation:
Andrew Barr is letting us know that the latest Construction Snapshot is looking rather rosy:
Canberra’s construction sector continues to show its strength with around $13.5 billion worth of projects currently planned or under way in the ACT according to the latest Canberra Construction Snapshot.
Construction is a major contributor to the ACT economy and since coming [...]
Liberal Leader Zed Seselja is hinting at very serious allegations:
Suspicions that the review into the public service was all about ACT Labor removing the chief planner have been confirmed by the former Chief Minister Jon Stanhope and it appears this type of advice from the Chief Planning Executive wont be welcome under Katy Gallaghers leadership, [...]
Chief Minister Katy Gallagher has congratulated RAM Constructions for winning her Affordable Housing Award, as part of the 2011 Master Builders and Boral Excellence in Building Awards.
“I congratulate RAM Constructions on winning this award which recognises excellence in affordable construction and design. I also extend the Government’s appreciation to all those nominated for the Award [...]
24 hours after the event Zed Seselja put out an outraged media release on the passage of change of use charges for developers wanting to throw up units on single residence blocks:
“Day one of an ‘accountable’ Gallagher Labor government and she’s already thrown openness out the window,” Zed said.
“What we saw tonight is the ramming [...]
A courageous Simon Corbell is calling on the people of Canberra to tell him about your troubles with builders.
Mr Corbell said the survey, which was established last year in response to claims of widespread shoddy work, particularly with new units, will help the Government understand where improvements are required across the industry.
“The ACT Budget allocated [...]
Does 250 one bedroom apartments, 67 two bedroom apartments and only five three bedroom apartments on the site of the old Jamison Inn sound like a presteige development for Jamison to you?
To me it sounds like a future management headache for the community and the unlucky body corporate to bear.
Parking at Jamison will be [...]
The Canberra Times has the thrilling news that after deciding to discard the transparency of land auctions the ACT Government decided that a good price for land direct to favoured developers in 2009 should be nearly half the price charged in 2007.
At auction in 2007 the Government sold housing blocks in Canberra’s north for [...]
I came back from a lovely holiday to have a letter in my mail box from ACT Planning and Land Authority indicating the vacant block opposite my front yard has received the following development application:
“Multi-dwelling 45 Unit, 3 storey building, basement carkparking” etc
Must be confident that it will be going ahead, given the developer has [...]
In a beautiful example of the use of ambit claims the ABC reports that Hindmarsh’s proposed mega apartments on Callam Street in Woden are coming down from 35 storeys to a mere 12-18 storeys following consultation with the Woden Community Council.
The Canberra Times reports on plans by the Hindmarsh Group to build 35 storey residential towers in Woden.
There are, of course, plans for electric cars, and Sydney’s Oxford Street too!
Developer Hindmarsh and the Land Development Agency unveiled yesterday a vision for electric cars and tower communities of up to 5000 people in the town [...]
The Canberra Times has worrying news of the visit to chat to developers by “cultural planner” Charles Landry.
Charles has the shattering insight that urban infill is probably a good idea and is sharing it with no doubt gobsmacked groups such as “representatives of the Hindmarsh, Doma and Rock development groups, the Canberra Business Council, Master [...]
Construction in the ACT has reached the point where Phillipino visitors to the city make “Tsk Tsk” noises when they walk past our construction sites.
My own unscientific, but reasonably widespread, walking past suggests the eskies are open and the booze is flowing (mostly bacardi breezers) on many construction sites by 10am.
But the ABC Reports the [...]
The Canberra Times reports that Ms Anne Moore and the owners corporation of the Kingston Foreshore Gateway Apartments are off to the federal court seeking redress from the Land Development Agency and Bovis Lend Lease over sub-standard construction.
It must be pretty bad to draw this kind of public attention to their very expensive real estate [...]
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The dereliction of the beautiful observatory buildings in the old Downer Club has long been a tragedy. This morning it burned as recorded in these postings from the ESA:
5:33am Monday 27 September 2010 – Fire in Dickson The ACT Fire Brigade is responding to a fire inside an old [...]
[ 14 September, 2010; 7:00 pm; ] Important Planning Issues for South Canberra
Public Meeting – All Welcome
Presented by Inner South Canberra Community Council (ISCCC)
At Eastlake Football Club Tues 7pm 14 Sept 2010
Speakers invited from ACTPLA & NCA
• What is the optimum population level for the ACT and how does the Government sees its role in facilitating residential growth to [...]
Earlier in the month Andrew Barr was asking you to get your submissions in on proposed changes to the Territory Plan to improve solar access to new single occupancy developments (rendering them more expensive) while at the same time making it easier to infill multi-occupancy developments.
Yesterday (a Sunday) Mr Barr announced he was extending the [...]
The National Capital Authority is calling for comments on development on Canberra Avenue. The plans are DCP No.10/04 and DCP No.10/06.
Andrew Smith, NCA Executive Director National Capital Plan said the DCPs will guide development adjacent to this significant avenue.
“The draft DCPs have been prepared to guide the future development of the sites within the [...]
The Canberra Times is leading with John Thistleton’s supposition that:
A huge groundswell of anger is brewing among residents of Canberra’s inner suburbs over unit developments.
Which is curious, because as a long term inner northican I look at the developments with some hope that they might one day lead to prices low enough that I too [...]
I was at the RSPCA yesterday to collect the latest addition to the family and saw that the development across the road from the centre is well underway. I also noticed it is really, really close to the RSPCA.
Don’t get me wrong – I love the RSPCA and support their work – but I don’t [...]
The Canberra Times has the unsurprising news that after the big boys have all sat around the table any talk of naming and shaming sub-standard builders has been shelved.
The forum decided on some quick action, such as an increase in the percentage of developments subject to spot-check audits, but stopped short of ordering that [...]
Andrew Barr has put out a statement on why Labor killed off Liberal efforts to start up an inquiry into poor building practices in the ACT.
(Interesting that the voice of the property council that is the modern Liberals went for this, they must think it’s the pro-Labor developers and the CFMEU that will cop it [...]