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Intended changes to the Canberra city plan

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' ' A proposal to build a new wooden truss bridge over the Murrumbidgee

River at Tharwa to the 1892 specifications of the present bridge is

among fourteen intended changes to the Canberra City plan which were

announced yesterday by the Minister for the Capital Territory

. Mr ELlicott in a special'Gazette. · .

The National Capital Development Commission proposes construction of

a new two-lane timber bridge about 100 metres upstream from the present

bridge which has become structurally unsound and uneconomic to repair.

By building the new bridge to the original 1892 design the Commission U i , ' . - / ·

"Hpi hopes to preserve the character of Tharwa as a rural village. . .

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Interested persons have twenty-one days in which to lodge objections to

the proposed changes which also include a new road layout in the eastern

part of the Parliamentary Triangle, bicycle paths in Voden-Weston Creek

. and Belconnen, roads for medium density housing in Macquarie and other

minor variations in Hall, Gungahlin, McKellar, Deakin, Hughes, Phillip,

Kambah and Paddys River. . " ■

Objections or comments on any of the intended changes should be lodged

with the Department of the Capital Territory by Tuesday 15 August. Any

submissions received by the Department will be given, to the Parliamentary

Joint Committee on the A.C.T. when it meets to consider the proposals

during the Budget session.

Detailed plans of the proposals will be on display in the City Information

Centre and copies will be available for inspection at the National Capital

Development Commission offices in Northboume Avenue and at Regatta Point

for the next three weeks. '