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Big changes to rules surrounding keeping of pets in apartments

Changes to strata legislation come into effect

IQ Smart Apartments the first strata committee in Canberra to retrofit electric vehicle chargers

Lake Burley Griffin algal blooms now seen from space

Legacy of inaction leaves a long tail

Heritage switch room saved in latest proposal for Kingston apartments precinct

Geocon should engage with Heritage Council on Kingston arts precinct design, review-panel says

Landlords disadvantaged by residential tenancies changes – Real Estate Institute

Barr hits out at Geocon’s Kingston apartment plans

Rate relief only temporary

The long journey to On Lake Cafe

Demolition begins in Manuka to make way for hotel

Canberra construction crisis looms in aftermath of COVID-19

What lies ahead for Manuka shops?

Second act comes to a close on Canberra’s Capitol Theatre

Capitol Cinemas to permanently close

Lake Burley Griffin transformation edges closer with boardwalk consultation

Canberra real estate agents hopeful for auctions, open homes as NSW lifts restrictions

Property confidence at an all time low in Canberra

Police won’t be stationed on Lake Burley Griffin bridges

West Basin land swap finally completed to allow waterfront development

Aldi proposes new store next to Fyshwick markets

How to be sure the rates review is credible

Government assures Kingston place owners it will fight for defects fix

Why apartments are better for the environment than McMansions

Building reforms pass

Canberra developers to face new licensing regime

Apartment owners could be forced to sell under proposal

Canberra is home to the biggest houses but the smallest units

Have rates hikes hurt households? Analysis to find out

ACT home to most active Australians

Libs & Greens call for end to cladding secrecy

Dozens of Canberra buildings might have flammable cladding but ACT Govt won’t say which ones

Canberra property values rise to record highs

‘Draconian’ dodgy builder laws spark backlash

Apartment owner reveals Kingston place nightmare

Police rescue kangaroo from Lake Burley-Griffin

Don’t blame the fluff for your sneezing – it’s innocent

Arts precinct a distraction to more apartments

Lease change for prominent Manuka site proposed

ACT Government steps in to fix apartment block defects

Canberra rents stagnate but still the most expensive capital city to rent a house

Confidence rebounds in ACT property sector

Big changes for renters and landlords on the way

Canberra building approvals plunge to 10 year low

Developer told to fix serious defects at Kingston apartment complex

Laws would extend eviction notice

Geocon and government to explore options for heritage-listed Kingston switch room

Fresh calls for audit of high rise cladding

Country house to close doors in Manuka

ACT construction cop ready to shut down more building sites

Canberra new apartment sales plunge with demand down for newer builds

Optimism in Canberra’s market as the spring selling season begins

New laws to make construction company directors liable for defects

Panel to scrutinise high rise developments in Canberra

’No clue’ – industry expert says ACT in the dark about building defects

Bulums break Elara silence

Extremely-serious: push for tough illegal phoenixing laws

Canberra’s big building defects bill

Groups welcome ACT’s ‘fairer’ strata laws

Boost for owners’ rights

Elara Apartment owners fight for compensation

Club’s vision to redevelop Barton and Manuka oval sites rejected

Make Manuka great again

Nine year Manuka tree saga comes to an end

Our incredibly generous Landmark friends – we will always remember them

Trees are better for mental health

New cafe for edge of Lake Burley Griffin

ACT Government eyeing property developer regulation

Where is the grand vision for Manuka?

Call to arrest Manuka’s depressing decline

Canberra needs to get apartment living right

Barton site’s revamp set to take flight

ACT government signs agreement with Geocon to deliver long awaited arts precinct

It’s a tactic – ACT Government crackdown on developers amending approved plans

Canberra housing market predicted to be one of the strongest over 2020

Units being discounted across Canberra, houses not so much

ACT Government crackdown on dodgy builders has resulted in no additions to disciplinary register

$300m wiped from value of Canberra property as house prices fall

ACT officials pruned life expectancy of trees to be removed for light rail to Woden

Aquatic facelift revive Manuka’s art deco pool

Canberra households to face $22 a year extra on water bills from July 1

Unit prices slashed across Canberra as market downturn hits home

Manuka businesses want tree removed to allow revitalising development

Unit rates changes fail to fix fundamental flaw

Access too busy, building’s carers don’t care

Conservator finds in favour of tree

Cracker crackdown a fizzer

Civic economy booms while south slips

Ken’s rates bill is going up by 18 per cent

Kingston building failures stymie sale

How rates will increase for every suburb in Canberra

Redevelopment planned for former WIN News studio

Regular community consultation aspirational for residents associations says expert

Next round of stamp duty cuts revealed ahead of ACT budget

Sun moth home to be cleared in city

Canberra named roadkill capital of Australia

Call to dump flawed certifiers model

Kingston building failures stymie sale

The areas in Canberra flagged for intense urban infill

Decision to protect tree strangles Manuka hotel development plan owners say

New inspectors to crack down on dodgy builders

Owners face new fines under ACT dog strategy

Coalition win a reprieve for ACT housing market

Canberra’s high land prices are being linked to the number of building defects

Manuka tree at centre of development stoush will stay on register

Strict new rules to prevent building defects in the ACT

Canberra builders could be forced to put aside a bond to cover potential defects

ACT government plans to improve building quality that were never implemented

Ramsay completes building rules backdown

Housing group warns against backflip

Finance Department to put huge Barton site on the market for redevelopment

Townhouses raise the question of green space

Appointment of the ACT’s first chief engineer

Probe hears harrowing building stories

32 Canberra construction sites shut down

Growing demand from Canberra families drives three bedroom unit market

Government investigates almost 200 cases of dodgy building work

Minister Steel ‘The ACT has the strongest dog laws in Australia’

Canberra lost more than 10 per cent of canopy cover from 2009 to 2016

Elara apartment owners to fight $10 million compo claim rejection

Government vows to fix ‘unintended consequences’ of vacancy tax

‘Tired’, ‘outdated’ Manuka under pressurefrom rising rates

Off the plan apartment buyers slugged hundreds in land tax

Canberra’s future commute

Building inspectors stop work on 17Gungahlin building sites

Dog owners, what don’t you understand about on-leash parks?

‘Safer buildings in Canberra’:  Minister supports changes to fire laws

‘Understaffed’ ACT government can’t police building quality:  housing group

NCA to develop policy for Canberra’s treescapes

ACT building complaints tripled last year, mostly for non-compliance

ACT governmen admits building rules failed to prevent ‘non-compliance’

Call for independent body to set rates in the ACT

Progress appears stalled in ‘jewel in the crown’ of Kingston Foreshore

Unit owners punished for driving ACT’s economic growth

’We’ve reached a crisis point’:  Experts decry ACT building industry

ACT government ‘ignores’ call to ease rates pressure on unit owners

Nearing epidemic proportions’: burglars hit new apartment buildings

Barton and State Circle options to be referred to the Environment Minister

ACT building regulator to shine light on company histories
(This article refers to a register listing 78 builders, plumbers and electricians, including companies linked to some of the biggest names in the ACT’s construction industry.)

Barr government likely to axe Barton dogleg of stage two light rail

ACT fails to act on most building reforms, two years after pledge

Four months, one rectification order:  ACT’s building crackdown

Tale of two cities:  unit prices divide across Queanbeyan and Canberra

Great gardens:  how much value will green spaces add to a Canberra home

Strata group calls for ACT government to introduce building bonds

ACT building nightmares revealed

ACT government urged to overhaul Canberra rates, land tax system

Property sector calls for third party appeals to be cut

‘Smart’ streetlights could save ACT $2 million over seven years

Canberra Services Club lodges application to change crown lease on Barton site

Things have been changing in Canberra’s old ‘Rodeo Drive’ at Manuka

Light rail – Stage 2 – Civic-Woden, via Parkes and Barton

Update on proposed Manuka redevelopment
Stage 1:  hotel; Stage 2:  new cinemas to replace existing Capitol cinemas

Parking hot spots

Is there a problem with Airbnb?

NSW government to impose 180-night cap on Airbnb properties in Sydney

The push to ban Airbnb in apartment blocks

Kingston residents angered after 129-bed aged care facility approved

Only small number of apartment owners had big rates rises: Treasury

Six-storey mixed development approved for Kingston Foreshore

ACT government announces preferred stage two light rail route

New tests for ACT builders to tackle issues with building quality

Rates rises will pay for services once no more land to sell: Barr

Tenant fights $80 rent increase after rates, land tax rise

The latest ACT building quality inquiry is as welcome as it is overdue

Shoddy building under the microscope in new ACT government inquiry

Architect of ACT’s tax reform says unit rates hike created ‘inequity’

Canberra unit rents surge to record high: Domain report

What impact is Airbnb having on Canberra?

Unit owners push for fairer rates calculation

Brothers living next door face huge difference in rates increases

Canberra unit owners plead for ACT Government to reverse rate and tax hike

ACT residents unwilling to complain about building quality issues to protect property value

Developer settles long-running Manhattan apartments legal stoush

How Canberra developer Ivan Bulum allegedly left apartment owners with a $20 million bill

Canberra builder loses High Court bid to have $1m rectification orders overturned

Apartment owners call for ACT government to reverse rates increase

Options for light rail stage 2 route through Barton

Melbourne landlord wins legal battle to evict tenants sub-letting with Airbnb

Victorian Government attempts crackdown on landlords letting out Airbnb short-stay rooms