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Saturday 5 October Dorothy-Jane Band
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Saturday 19 October Leisa Keen Trio
Saturday 26 October The Acca Daiquiris
Saturday 2 November Hit Parade
Saturday 9 November Jim Latta Quartet
Saturday 16 November Gossips
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The ACT budget has paved the way for some exciting projects. BY JONI SCANLON
FUNDS FOR CITY
TO THE LAKE
The 2013/14 ACT Budget also allocated
$800,000 for the assessment on the
remaking of Parkes Way and to progress
design work on the remaking of Parkes Way
as part of the City to the Lake project.
The City to the Lake project will be a world-
class project that is fundamental to Civic
becoming more than just a 'drive through'
city centre, enabling more people to live in
the city, and making it less car dependent,
in line with the ACT planning strategy and
the feedback on the project so far.
The plan provides for a new multi-use
stadium, a new beach and aquatic centre
and a new convention and exhibition centre
to be located in key central positions.
MILLIONS FOR CAPITAL METRO
LIMIT IN THE CITY
Speed cushions have been installed and
a 40km/h speed limit is now in place in
Canberra's city centre. All of the streets
within the city except for Northbourne
Avenue and Cooyong/Coranderrk are now
40km/h in a bid to make the area safer for
cyclists and pedestrians. The quieter end
of London Circuit closer to Commonwealth
Avenue underpass is exempt from the new
limit as well.
GORMAN HOUSE UPGRADE
A total of $18.7 million was allocated in the 2013/14 ACT Budget to
progress the Capital Metro project.
$5 million for preliminary design studies and a delivery strategy to
progress the Light Rail Transit corridor between Gungahlin and the City,
via Flemington Road and Northbourne Avenue, as well as identifying
any necessary preparatory works;
$12.3 million for the establishment of the Capital Metro Agency,
including engaging a Chair of the Project Board and a Project Director
and recruiting a skilled workforce; and
$1.4 million for a master planning process which will investigate and
identify issues for a future Canberra-wide light rail network and assess
The first stage of Capital Metro will be a model for a future Canberra-
wide light rail network, and will play an important role in the territory's
growth and development.
Supported by integrated bus services, cycle paths, footpaths and
complementary land uses, Capital Metro will provide opportunities for
transit-oriented development in which people are less car dependent.
The ACT government has allocated $1 million over two years for
capital upgrades at Gorman House Arts Centre to allow the full
potential of the building to be realised as a multi-arts hub.
A cultural planning and a space audit will need to be undertaken to
determine the best future use of spaces at Gorman House.
The ACT government also announced a commitment of $1.5 million
in the 2013-14 ACT Budget to progress a plan to turn the Ainslie Arts
Centre into a music hub.
"These hubs will create focal points for fostering and showcasing the
work of our arts communities," Arts Minister Joy Burch said. "Both
buildings are just really quiet exquisite; they're just little pockets of
wonder in Canberra."
The director of Gorman House Arts Centre and Ainslie Arts Centre,
Joseph Falsone, said the commitment will mean that two of the
largest and most complex arts facilities in Canberra, which house a
third of the key arts organisations, will get the attention they need.
"I think since they've been converted into arts centres there's been
some small projects here and there, but it's really time to look at how
the facilities work as a whole and to look at each centre and see what
we can do to develop them," Mr Falsone said.
"There are opportunities to make the centres more vibrant by
looking at some of the areas that are underutilised and seeing how
we can maximise the use of those spaces."
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