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Riot Post – New Local Tip

By 25 April, 2014

Message from one of our Rioters:
Emu Bank Belconnen has become the new tip. There is a trolley cemetery in the water. Heaps of plastic bottles, glass bottles – garbage upon garbage heaping up. The poor water birds! Is anyone doing anything? Broken glass on paths – from beer bottles. Does [...]

Lanyon Vikings launches new “S Bar” for Anzac Day 2014 patrons

By 25 April, 2014

With Anzac Day 2014 upon us, and all of the clubs in Canberra gearing-up for a massive day – the Lanyon Vikings Club is scheduled to open its doors to the new “S Bar”. The official media release calls it a “massive transformation to downstairs”.
Patrons on Anzac Day have been told to expect a contemporary [...]

Path cleared for Ngunnawal Bush Healing Farm

By 22 April, 2014

Rural landholders have failed to overturn approval for a lease variation which could see a drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility built on Paddy’s River Road near Tharwa.
A development application for the Ngunnawal Bush Healing Farm on the ACT Government owned block is currently being considered by the ACT Planning & Land Authority.
The Ngunnawal Bush Healing [...]

Has Canberra’s heart relocated?

By 22 April, 2014

ACT executive director of the Property Council of Australia, Catherine Carter has called for Canberrans to maximize the opportunities available through the City Plan to revive our city’s heart and connect all our individual suburbs into one great city (in an article written by her for the Canberra Times).
The City Plan is the first planned [...]

The Tuggeranong Community Council & the Hume Solar Farm

[ 6 May, 2014; 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ] Hi,

Just to let Tuggeranong residents know the planned Hume Solar Farm will be high on the agenda of the next meeting of the Tuggeranong Community Council (TCC). The developers of the proposed solar farm will be our guest speakers. The next meeting will be held on Tuesday 6 May commencing at 7.30pm in the upstairs [...]

YouthCARE Canberra connects with homeless youth

By 17 April, 2014

YouthCARE Canberra have announced the release of their new website, appealing directly to young people in the capital who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
The site illustrates the prevalence of youth homelessness in one of Australia’s wealthiest cities.
On any given night in our nation’s capital, there are estimated to be around 100 young [...]

New drivers put under the microscope

By 17 April, 2014

Attorney-General Simon Corbell is asking the Canberra community to participate in the ACT Driver Survey and have a say on how to improve road safety for Learner and Provisional licence holders.
The survey is being conducted as part of the ACT Graduated Driver Licensing Scheme review.
“The review is looking into a range of options to improve [...]

Geoscience Australia’s Top GeoShot: Australian earth science photography competition

By 14 April, 2014

Geoscience Australia’s Top GeoShot photography competition is now open.
Geoscience Australia is looking for a collection of photographs that show the beauty of our great southern land. The image can be anything from an unusual land formation, a link to our dynamic planet or even your favourite landscape. We are encouraging entrants to be as creative [...]

Canberra dog friendly accommodation?

By 10 April, 2014

Where can you stay in Canberra if you want to bring your dog along and can’t stay with friends? We kept getting asked this question, so we decided to find out.
Well. we were pleasantly surprised. Canberra has a great selection of dog friendly accommodation in the inner city. That’s right. You don’t have to stay in a caravan [...]

Website to reveal ‘shonky’ builders

By 9 April, 2014

Canberra residents will soon be able to research builders and their compliance history in the ACT.  A new legislation has been passed by the legislative assembly to create a public register of licence information that will include suspensions, licence cancellations and other disciplinary actions that may have been taken against a builder.
Simon Corbell (Environment and [...]

The BCC wants your views on the Belconnen Town Centre

By 9 April, 2014

In 2014, the Belconnen Town Centre Master Plan will be updated (it was last updated in 2001). This will be an important opportunity for the community to have its say on the future of the Belconnen Town Centre. Before the process kicks off, the Belconnen Community Council wants your views on the Belconnen Town Centre [...]

Cat killed by dog

By 9 April, 2014

My cat was killed by a dog a couple of days ago. Apart from my own sense of loss and anger, I’m dealing with two weeping and inconsolable children.
If I can find out who owns the dog is there anything I can do?

ACT mum of the year

By 7 April, 2014

Belinda Nunn has been named 2014 ACT Barnados Mother of the Year.
Isabella Plains based Ms Nunn, 37, won the accolade after taking on a somewhat heftier load than most. Along with caring for her own three children, she also fosters her niece and supports her twin sisters three children (after her sister’s death [...]

Chief Minister heading to China

By 7 April, 2014

Katy Gallagher is set to join Tony Abbott’s trade mission to China this week with a vision of attracting more investment into Canberra.
The delegation arrive in Shanghai on Thursday and will be joined by the ANU and UC vice-chancellors (Prof. Ian Young and Prof. Stephen Parker), to promote our local universities.
The main focus of the [...]

Recovering fencing costs from neighbours

By 6 April, 2014

I have a situation whereby a fence needs to be replaced urgently, its too old and in such a state that repair is not an option.
Having done my research the situation I find myself in is one in which I am entitled to replace the fence immediately without consultation with the neighbours and still recover [...]

VW Drive for the Community

By 6 April, 2014

[ 6 April, 2014; ]

VW enthusiasts from far and wide took part in the VW Drive for the Community this morning.

Hundred’s of old and new VW’s took part in the convoy that started at Thoroughbred Park, and then proceeded along Anzac Parade.

The after party is still in progress (Sunday 6 April) at Thoroughbred park. It is a perfect [...]

Daylight savings ends

By 6 April, 2014

After several weeks of dark mornings Canberra’s 2014 daylight saving period came to an end this morning (Sunday April 6).
Clocks move backward by an hour for not only the ACT, but also NSW, VIC, SA and TAS.
Further information on daylight savings and upcoming public holidays can be found here.

Royal Visit to Canberra (Well kids venues really)

By 5 April, 2014

Well the announcement that all you Royal Watchers have been waiting for – the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate Middleton, will visit Canberra in April with their nine-month-old baby, George.
The Royal visit itinerary notes April 24 and 25 as the dates and incorporating the Anzac Day march and service at the [...]

Rock Swap this Saturday the 5th!

By 5 April, 2014

[ 5 April, 2014 to 6 April, 2014. ]

The Canberra Lapidary Club’s Rock Swap will be held at EPIC from 8.30am to 5pm from Saturday 5 April until Sunday 6 April. Entrance is free. A fun day out for all the family!

Wagtail Way, Exhibition Park (EPIC)
Flemington Road Mitchell
FREE ENTRY

Buy jewellery, crystals, minerals, fossils, opals, and gemstones
Stock up on lapidary equipment and beading supplies
Sieve [...]

NBN Services in Canberra

By 4 April, 2014

Putting the political debate to one side, the National Broadband Network is meant to deliver affordable, high-speed internet access for Australia.
“The National Broadband Network (NBN) is an upgrade to our existing telecommunications network. It provides the infrastructure for affordable, high-speed internet and phone access for all Australia.” (As quoted on the NBNco website.)
Delivering:

Fast speeds for everyone
Work [...]

ACT Book of the year

By 4 April, 2014

As someone who dreams of being a writer – you know, the kind who writes novels that everyone talks about over their cups of tea in the office and get adapted into brilliant movies with action figure heroes, I was quite interested to see the outcome of the ACT Book for the year for 2013.
I [...]

Who to complain to?

So anyway, I have had some lovely neighbours for a while, who have decided to open a museum of rusting items in their front yard – it is a thing of beauty, about 8 cars, a couple of boats and what appears to be a replica of Sputnik 2, fantastic stuff.
Anyway, I am planning on [...]

Canberra’s first Connect and Participate Expo

By 26 March, 2014

[ 29 March, 2014; ] What do ancient arts, bush dancing, film buffs, ukulele, scrabble and cartooning have in common?  They’re all alive and well in Canberra, they’re inclusive of all ages and all abilities, and they’re all represented at the inaugural Connect and Participate Expo which will be held at the Kingston Markets this Saturday the 29th of March.

The [...]

When turning, do you have to give way to a pedestrian?

By 25 March, 2014

You’re driving south along Allara Street past the Civic Pool, and making a 45 degree left turn into Dive Lane which leads to the pool car park. If you proceed, there is a danger that you will collide with a person who is walking parallel to Allara Street, across the end of Dive lane.
According to [...]

Giant mountain bike – Stolen from O’Connor

By 24 March, 2014

I am not sure if riotACT would be helpful however I will do my best to spread as much as I can. My much loved boulder 1 Giant mountain bike has been stolen overnight – I have reported it to the police earlier today – the image of bike is here: http://i62.tinypic.com/33o5imu.jpg 
The bike can be identified [...]

North Canberra Community Council public meeting 19 March

By 19 March, 2014

[ 19 March, 2014; 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. ] The next meeting of the North Canberra Community Council will be held from 7.30pm to 9pm on 19 March 2014, at ACT Sports House, 100 Maitland Street, Hackett.
The meeting will include:
National Broadband Network update – Michael Tyler, Community Account Manager, NBN Co.

Braddon Club update: Report on our appeal against the deconcessionalisation of the Braddon Club [...]

Canberra dog parks – all you need to know

By 18 March, 2014

Dogs need a combination of exercise, mental stimulation and socialising with lots of people and other dogs to be happy and healthy. Canberra has several excellent dog parks that provide safe, fenced, off leash areas that help meet these needs.
Pups4Fun playgroup in Yarralumla Dog Park
Canberra dog parks include:

shade trees
fresh water for dogs and humans
benches for humans
a [...]

Bike Searching

By 18 March, 2014

Hiya. I am looking to get into cycling (the non lycra type!). I am overweight and havent ridden in a hundred years. Does anyone know what a good bike would be for the likes of me? I have researched and it seems that 36> spokes is the go as well as a damn comfortable seat!! [...]

Belconnen Community Council Public Meeting: Does every suburb need a local centre? Why/why not?

By 17 March, 2014

[ 18 March, 2014; 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ] This months public meeting will be in the form of a community discussion about the future of local centres.

Belconnen is unique amongst the Canberra town districts in having so many local centres in a state of decline. Three no longer exist and six have lost their supermarket. Come along and tell us what [...]

Public Forum: Labor and Refugees – Pathways to Change

By 16 March, 2014

[ 18 March, 2014; 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. ] Yvette Berry invites you to this Refugee Action Committee event.

6:30PM on Tuesday, 18 March
Manning Clark Centre, Lecture Theatre 4, Australian National University

Federal Labor supports mandatory detention for asylum seekers, offshore detention on Manus Is. and Nauru and the rejection of all coming by boat. But many Labor members and supporters do not. This forum features [...]

Sutton Country Fair and Ute Muster

By 12 March, 2014

[ 15 March, 2014; 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. ] The Sutton Country Fair and Ute Muster is on Saturday 15th March at Sutton Primary School, Bywong St, Sutton – just ten minutes from Canberra.
It is a community day of fun for all with entertainment, music, games, rides, raffles and prizes, plus the popular Ute Muster.
Check out the Utes competing for prizes in various categories [...]

Young guitar busker

By 12 March, 2014

Would anybody know the name or contact for the young kid (about 10 y.o.) that occasionally busks with his electric guitar outside the Canberra Centre. His dad is usually there with him somewhere. thx

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