Jan 17 2020

Visitors encouraged to come back to the Snowy Mountains

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Businesses in the Snowy Mountains are launching a campaign called "Shake Hands with the Snowies", designed to encourage tourists back to the region following bushfires.

It is hoped this weekend's annual Thredbo Blues Festival will draw people back to the area.

Thredbo Chamber of Commerce's Ian Forster hopes the event will help re-build the local...

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Jan 17 2020

New regulations may be needed to measure airtightness of homes

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A new regulatory approach may need to be applied to the energy efficiency rating, following weeks of smoke haze blanketing Canberra.

The current model done at the design phase makes an assumption that the building is airtight, but there is no requirement to test this prior to an energy efficiency rating being provided.

Some Canberrans are being...

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Jan 17 2020

Water from the ACT to be trucked into Braidwood

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Water from the ACT will be trucked into Braidwood over the next six months.

The town has been struggling as a result of prolonged drought, the water supply also affected by recent bushfire's.

Up to 300 kilolitres of water will be delivered per day for the next six months.

Meantime, ICON Water says residents in Canberra and Queanbeyan shouldn't be...

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Jan 16 2020

Canberra still the most expensive place to rent a home

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Canberra is still the most expensive city in Australia to rent a home.

There appears to be no ease in the rental market for Canberrans, with a sharp increase in rents taking place in the last quarter of 2019 according to the latest report from Domain.

This rise is in despite an apartment construction boom and population growth.

House rents rose by 5...

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