On Monday Deputy Chief Minister Andrew Barr unveiled the new Allhomes & REIACT kiosk, a quick and easy way for Community Housing clients to find affordable housing in Canberra.
Those searching for affordable rental accommodation can now find properties in their desired area with the tap of a finger, as well as print all the relevant information and agent [...]
Agenda for Annual General Meeting – 18 November 2014.
Venue: 7:30pm at the Community Room, Belconnen Library (upstairs)
1. Welcome & Apologies
Acceptance of 2013 AGM Minutes
Report from the Chair
Appointment of the Auditor
Report from the Treasurer
The BCC received the following nominations for vacant committee positions at the 2014 AGM. All nominations are from members eligible to serve [...]
The next morning, Sunday, is hot and still, almost as an epitaph to the events of the day before. At the depot I wait in the hazy early morning air and smoke a number of cigarettes before the team arrives. Everyone is tired and dirty from the terrifying events of the previous night and all [...]
[ 19 November 2014 at 7:30 pm; ] Wednesday’s North Canberra Community Council meeting will feature a Capital Metro presentation on light rail, a COTA presentation on elderly persons accommodation and a discussion of the Mr Fluffy buyback scheme. It will also consider ACT electoral boundaries, the proposal to re-zone the area to the east of the Dickson swimming pool, and the proposed [...]
[ 1 December 2014 at 7:00 am; ] Please join us at the World AIDS Day Market on Monday 1 December in Garema Place in the City. This event will include a free community BBQ breakfast provided by the AIDS Action Council, information and education stalls and entertainment. The event is designed to raise awareness in the community about issues surrounding HIV and [...]
Chief Minister Katy Gallagher today announced eight high profile Canberrans including sporting champions, community leaders and former chief ministers will be added to the ACT Honour Walk in Civic.
“It is a great privilege to honour eight Canberrans whose contributions to this city will be immortalised in the ACT Honour Walk,” the Chief Minister said.
“Women’s basketball [...]
Leasing of public land for development without community consultation?
Removing Public land so a Private School can build a “Community Facility” the community will have to pay to use?
Development Application: 201426427
Period for representations closes: 19/11/2014
I went to the Capital Regional Farmers Market on Saturday morning. I don’t go to farmers markets that often, but go when I can because I like the concept of supporting local producers and skipping the ‘middleman’ supermarket chains.
I have to say I was shocked to see a stall from Tweed Valley selling [...]
The Annual Toy Run organised by the Motorcycle Riders Association ACT for over 34 years and this year hosted by Old Parliament House, in support of the Salvation Army.
The Annual Toy Run marks 34 years of fundraising by motorcyclists to raise funds and bring gifts for the charities of Canberra to aid those less fortunate [...]
[ 8 November 2014 at 10:00 am; ] Belconnen Police Station will open its doors to the community on Saturday, November 8, between 10am and 2pm for its Open Day and Security Expo.
The Open Day and Security Expo will feature a guided tour of Belconnen Police Station, free security product giveaways and advice to help you secure your home or business, and fun [...]
[ 8 November 2014 at 9:15 am; ] Females from teenagers to over forties are invited to join Diamond Phoenix for a fun paddle on Lake Burley Griffin. Don’t worry if you’ve never tried a water sport before, we’ll help you get started.
Dragon boat racing is fast growing fun sport, with thousands of participants in over 60 countries. It’s a great way to [...]
Lifeline Canberra CEO Ms Carrie-Ann Leeson has announced that overwhelming corporate support for the inaugural ‘Run for your Lifeline Canberra’ Fun Run and Half-Marathon will see over ten thousand dollars ($10,000 AUD) worth of prizes and give-aways on offer at the scenic new Majura Parkway event, Sunday 23 November 2014.
The business community in the Nation’s [...]
After growing his hair for almost two years, Brumbies and Wallabies winger Henry Speight has decided that ‘the fro must go’ in the name of charity.
Henry is a supporter of the Walk On, Walk Strong (WOWS) Foundation, a charity in his home country of Fiji which supports children with cancer and their families. [...]
Reports to the European Wasp Hotline of wasps seeking sites and establishing nests in suburban Canberra are the highest in many years, the ACT Government has announced.
“After months in hibernation the queen wasps are now visiting homes and gardens and often getting into people’s houses in their search for food,” said Julie Garbode, Manager, Planning [...]
ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher congratulated the 2015 ACT Australian of the Year Award recipients at a special awards ceremony at the National Museum of Australia last night.
“Each year the Australian of the Year Awards shine a light on individuals who have gone above and beyond to contribute to both our local Canberra community and [...]
Football Federation Australia will be in Canberra on Monday 10th November to engage with key stakeholders as part of the Whole of Football Plan consultation process. The meeting will be held in the West Lounge at Canberra Stadium at 6:30pm.
RSVP is essential. Please register your intent to attend at firstname.lastname@example.org. There is no registration fee [...]
Does anyone know what is happening with the Government mowing at the moment? From Northside to Southside everywhere there is grass over waist height…. and not a single mower to be seen!
Yes, there have been perhaps 2 mowers out recently hitting the median strips around the busy roads, but frankly this is a poor effort [...]
The Charity Christmas Card Shop will be opening on Monday 3 November, with lots of beautiful and very inexpensive cards and gifts from local charities.
On the grass near the terminal sit numerous helicopters but at this stage no-one is going anywhere as the fog seems to get thicker and thicker. By 6.00 am we should be seeing sunlight but instead are greeted by an ugly grey sky that refuses to break. We drink more coffee and sit around, bored [...]
As part of its tenth birthday celebrations this year, the Capital Region Farmers Market is launching its very own cookbook on Saturday 1 November 2014.
“This past year has been a big year of celebrations for us, and this cookbook really is the culmination of ten years of Farmers Market history,” said Vic Gibbons of the [...]
Last year over half a million people ran and completed a full marathon. There is something about this race that just attracts people young and old.
For one small band of runners, including ActewAGL General Manager Retail Ayesha Razzaq, completing this year’s New York City Marathon on Sunday 2 November is about changing lives.
“The marathon coincides [...]
If you attended Floriade this year (and according to Andrew Barr you most certainly did!) you might have noticed a number of deluxe children’s cubby houses on display. Well, on the very last day of the festival of flowers, Independent Property Group auctioned and raffled the 4 custom-built pintsized dwellings and in doing so raised [...]
We’re looking for enthusiastic people who’d like to learn some simple and energetic dance steps for performance at the 2015 Canberra Multicultural Festival.
Perhaps you like great rhythm, perhaps you have some Irish family connections somewhere or maybe you just like trying new things?
It’s also a fun way to keep fit & healthy and something you [...]
With Fitz’s Challenge just a few short days away the excitement of the riders testing their capabilities and pushing themselves to their limits is building.
But it is worth remembering also, that many of the riders are participating in the challenge for very personal reasons and a very worthwhile cause…
As in previous years the [...]
Do you use human services? Does the term ‘human services’ mean anything to you? It refers to the range of programs or supports that can respond to a person’s needs and can include public/social housing, health and wellbeing, education, disability, childcare, care and protection and justice.
Navigating these services - whether provided by government or non-government organisations – [...]
Save the date! DESIGN Canberra is a four-day festival held November 20- 23 celebrating and promoting Canberra’s vibrant and diverse design community. Explore a CBD reACTivated by pop-up installations, talks, exhibitions, and shops; visit MODERN Market to find works by leading local and interstate designers; see your city in a whole new light with the [...]
[ 26 October 2014 at 11:00 am; ]
The Crace Community Garden is throwing open the gates. Gardening enthusiasts can take part in a free organic gardening workshop, or just come along to check out this fantastic community facility and meet the growers.
According to a 2013 Canberra Times article, this “2000-square-metre facility has been described as the Rolls-Royce of community gardens with raised [...]
The Australian National Botanic Gardens is developing a 20-year Master Plan that will provide a blueprint for its future development.
“I’m excited to announce that a consortium of architects and landscape architects, Tonkin Zulaikha Greer and Taylor Cullity Lethlean, have been selected to develop a 20- year Master Plan for the Australian National Botanic Gardens,” said [...]
In the meantime the clear skies have darkened and the wind is getting up. After extricating myself from the angry house owner I find myself tasked to roof repairs on a two storey pseudo gothic house. After putting on a harness and checking the belay lines, I climb up a ladder and onto the roof. [...]
[ 1 November 2014 at 1:30 pm; ]
Canberra’s very own public service parody troupe, The Shiny Bum Singers, have momentarily escaped their desks to present a return season of Rampant Bureaucracy.
First seen at the National Folk Festival in 2013, this hilarious musical melodrama is back by popular demand for one show only:
When: Saturday, 1 November at 1.30 pm
Where: Weston Creek Community Centre, [...]
[ 1 November 2014 at 10:00 am; ]
This year’s Pet Expo has a mountain of things to do and see! Join us on Saturday 1 November for the second RSPCA ACT Pet Expo!
10:00am – 3:00pm – 12 Kirkpatrick Street Weston ACT.
Pets are welcome to attend – however, must be on a leash at all times.
Animal rescue groups, pet merchandise, dog treats of [...]
Is your child turning 3 before 30 April 2015?
The FARRER PLAYSCHOOL is a non-profit, community based educational facility for 3 year olds. Our fully qualified teachers use a structured program to help the ‘Playschoolers’ develop the social skills and confidence that will be of value to them in their Preschool year and most importantly it [...]