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5/17 STATE CIRCLE, FORREST
PRICE GUIDE: $499,000+
Capital address a rare opportunity for new owner
The apartment is located literally across the road from Capital Hill and Parliament House.
5/17 State Circle, Forrest, is open for inspection by appointment. Contact Maria Selleck principal Maria Selleck , 0417 258 803 and agent Dewi Radyanto, 0451 940 603. EER 5.
Apartment living doesn t get much
more prestigious than when State
Circle in Forrest is the address and
you re located opposite Parliament
Entry is directly into the open-plan
living area with high ceilings and the
contemporary kitchen with high-end
inclusions such as Miele appliances,
Caesarstone benchtops and self-
The kitchen overlooks the dining
and lounge rooms. The wall-length
windows not only frame the garden
terrace beautifully but allow sunlight
to fill the room.
Owner Julie says the clever design
makes the one-bedroom apartment
feel bigger than it is.
"It has the feel of a larger home
with its spacious floor plan and
flowing indoor-to-outdoor living
From the kitchen there s a compact
laundry and a luxurious modern
bathroom with floor-to-ceiling tiles
and spacious shower. The large
bedroom follows with built-in-robes
and access to a garden terrace via a
From the living room a large
sliding door opens onto a large
private garden terrace with plenty of
room for an outdoor entertainment
area, a barbecue and lounge area for
guests during summer entertaining.
Other features include ducted
reverse-cycle heating and cooling,
direct lift access from the garage and
video intercom. This apartment is
just minutes to the Kingston and
Manuka shopping and restaurant
precincts, the Canberra Centre and
Lake Burley Griffin.
It would suit buyers looking to
downsize, the executive career
couple or investors with a return of
$500 a week.
Cycling advocates welcome news of minimum car overtaking distance trials
Cycling safety advocates have
welcomed a planned trial of new
minimum passing distances for drivers
overtaking bike riders on ACT roads.
Attorney-General Simon Corbell
announced the trial of mandated
These would require drivers to leave
one metre when passing in speed
zones of up to 60 km/h and 1.5 metres
in speed zones faster than 60km/h.
No start date, or duration, for the
trial has been finalised. The moves,
along with plans to allow cyclists to
ride across pedestrian crossings at
slow speeds, came in response to a
Legislative Assembly report into
improving safety for pedestrians,
cyclists and motorcyclists.
The government agreed to 18
committee recommendations on
Thursday -- they agreed in principle to
five and noted a further five.
Last year territory roads recorded
7863 crashes, resulting in seven deaths
and 792 casualties. Three of the deaths
and 236 injuries involved cyclists,
pedestrians and motorcyclists.
ACT Policing, the Justice and
Community Safety Directorate and
Territory and Municipal Services will
be involved in implementing the trial.
A recommended review of the speed
limit hierarchy for road users, as well
as study of territory crash data and a
safety audit of shared paths and all
pedestrian crossings won t result in
action from the government.
"The government s response to this
inquiry demonstrates [it] is prepared to
accept the challenges we face on our
roads and pursue action which will
make our roads safer for the many
Canberrans who choose the two
wheels of a motorcycle or bicycle or
their own two feet for walking.
The government believes that a
minimum passing rule will play an
important role in educating the general
community about the vulnerability of
cyclists in relation to other more
powerful vehicles, Mr Corbell said.
Territory and Municipal Services
Minister Shane Rattenbury welcomed
the trial and other measures, including
planning and design reforms to
prioritise safety, rules allowing cyclists
to ride across pedestrian crossings,
changes to driver licence requirements
and community consultation on slower
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