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  • 27 Aug 2014 - Infinity electrical cable recall

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has announced a recall of all sizes and configurations of TPS and Orange Round mains power cables sourced from Infinity Cable Co Pty Ltd and supplied under 'INFINITY' and 'OLSENT' brands. More.

  • 18 Aug 2014 - Asbestos removal program - new search process
    Former and current tenants and home owners can now find out if a property they resided in contained loose-fill asbestos and was part of an asbestos removal program. Property owners are also able to find out if their property was part of the program. More
  • 01 Aug 2014 - DA Finder App
    The ACT Government’s new DA finder app is a new way of informing the community about development applications happening in the Territory. The app is free of charge and is available on iOS and the Google Play Store.


  • 29 Aug 2014 - Draft variation 327 allows for light rail
    Comments are invited on proposed changes to the Territory Plan to introduce the term ‘Light Rail’ to the Territory Plan to allow for the Capital Metro – Light Rail Stage 1 project. The changes will allow for areas to be rezoned to accommodate light rail associated works and the proposed light rail depot. Submissions close 15 October 2014
  • 21 Jul 2014 - Territory Plan draft variations 297 and 319

    DV297 is an omnibus variation including planning changes recommended for areas of high ecological value. DV319 proposes zoning changes at Kinlyside, Taylor, Horse Park north, Jacka and Throsby – resulting from the Gungahlin Strategic Assessment Biodiversity Plan. DV297 and DV319 are available on the draft variations page. Consultation closes 29 August 2014.

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