Have your say on Northbourne Ave transport options

Click here to download the Northbourne Avenue Options Paper. Northbourne Avenue is a main thoroughfare in Canberra, linking the Federal Highway to the City. Northbourne Avenue’s initial design and purpose was to provide a scenic entry to Canberra from the Federal Highway. However, with development in recent decades, Northbourne Avenue has grown to become a […]

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Housing proposal in Nicholls

2015-16 Estimates (Partial transcript) 19 June 2015 MR COE: Regarding the Nicholls development, is it 16 or 14 units? Mr Collett (Executive Coordinator, Public Housing Renewal Taskforce): The DA was lodged for 16. There were a range of comments received. Some were about the tenants; some were about the design. The designs are straightforward in […]

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Development Applications

Constituents often contact my office with concerns or questions about the development application process. The basic process is outlined below: The Development Application process A proponent must lodge a development application online through eDevelopment on the ACT Planning website The Government undertakes lodgement checks to ensure that minimum requirements are met The proponent must pay fees […]

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Chief Minister, I’m not the only one opposed to light rail

Katy Gallagher: “I don’t see why we’ve got to be relegated to one form of public transport because Alistair Coe thinks it’s a waste of money.” (Canberra Times, 16 October 2014) It’s interesting to hear that Katy Gallagher won’t drop light rail because I say it’s the wrong priority. Actually, I’m not the only one […]

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Redevelopment of the A.B.C. flats in Braddon/Reid

The ACT Legislative Assembly Standing Committee on Planning, Environment and Territory and Municipal Services recently published a report into Draft Variation to the Territory Plan No 308: Cooyong Street Urban Renewal Area. The Liberal Opposition Members on the Committee, myself and Mr Andrew Wall, dissented from the report and did not support its publication. The […]

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Coe queries rail spending

There are far more questions than answers regarding the ACT Government’s proposed light rail project. In response to a question yesterday, the Government confirmed that $989,000 has been spent since July 2011 on the project, yet we have very little to show for it. Canberrans will be growing increasing sceptical of the the project if […]

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Speed Humps on Spofforth Street, Holt

Many residents of Holt have contacted my office to epxress concern about the number of speed humps on Spofforth Street and the traffic being diverted on to usually quiet streets. I had an opportunity to ask questions on this subject in the Legislative Assembly. 9 May 2012 MR COE: My question is to the Chief […]

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Casey Buses

Following a few inquiries to my office about what I’ve said in relation to bus services in Casey, please find below some text from ACT Assembly and Committee Hansard. 18 November 2009 MR COE: In typical fashion for Gungahlin, the government are catching up with the infrastructure. They are playing catch-up. So much are they […]

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