Offer Brumbies a land swap: Residents

The ACT Government should offer the Brumbies a land swap to allow the rugby club to develop 150 units away from the historic Griffith oval, an Assembly committee was told yesterday. The Griffith-Narrabundah Community Association wants the Manuka Occasional Childcare Centre moved to the Brumbies headquarters to retain the community…

Club to rise again from the ashes

The chimneys and fireplaces of the Canberra Services Club will be the only things left standing in a fortnight when a demolition crew finishes the clean-up of the burnt-out Manuka site. The other items salvaged after the April blaze two doors, windows and chairs from Old Parliament House will be…

Kingston on the up as Govt unveils master plan for ‘village’ revamp

A new master plan for the Kingston shops features a ”Melbourne-style” laneway with shops and cafes and a pedestrian-friendly ”shared zone” between Green Square and the proposed Supabarn site off Eyre Street. The ACT Government has unveiled a new plan that will expand the Kingston shopping centre and lift height…

18,500 housing sites to be released

The ACT Government has flagged another record release of dwelling sites in the territory, with 18,500 housing sites to be supplied over four years. The announcement adds 2500 sites to the accelerated release program announced in last year’s budget and will put another 4000 blocks into the mix in 2014-15.

Shaping Suburbs for Good Health

Improving the ”walkability” of neighbourhoods and preserving green space could help improve the health of Australians, research in a report to be issued today suggests. The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has synthesised research findings on a range of environmental factors which can influence human health.