Jun 03 2019

Canberra's $35m low security prison

Canberra's $35m low security prison

Tomorrow's ACT budget will include 35 million dollars for a new low security prison.

Design work on the 80 bed "reintegration centre" outside the maximum security fences is already underway, but it remains unclear how male and female prisoners will be kept separate in the cottage style accommodation.

It's the biggest single budget allocation to the...

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May 31 2019

Alleged drunk driver fails to stop at roadblock

Alleged drunk driver fails to stop at roadblock

A 50 year old man has been arrested after allegedly ignoring a roadblock in Hume and driving towards a truck fire.

Traffic diversions were put in place following the blaze on the Monaro Highway last night, but police say the driver ignored directions and kept driving, striking an officer with his ute.

The 50 year old was arrested a short time later,...

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May 31 2019

Calls to upgrade Canberra bus interchange

Calls to upgrade Canberra bus interchange

The ACT Greens are calling for more shelter, clearer signage and slower speed limits around the Alinga Street bus station.

ACT Greens transport spokesperson Caroline Le Couteur says speed limits on Northbourne Avenue near the interchange should be lowered to 40 kilometres per hour to protect light rail and bus passengers.

She's also calling for cars...

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May 30 2019

Light rail experiences technical glitch

Light rail experiences technical glitch

The light rail has been experiencing some technical issues this morning, resulting in limited trams running.

Commuters have taken to twitter to say the fewer number of light rail vehicles operating has lead to overcrowding on platforms and trams.

Transport Canberra says the alignment issue has now been resolved and trams are running as normal....

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