A quick message from the Territory and Municipal Services.
Territory and Municipal Services wishes to advise motorists and other road users of a partial road closure on Tuggeranong Parkway.
The right hand, southbound lane of Tuggeranong Parkway, between Glenloch Interchange and Sulwood Drive, will be closed for cleaning on Saturday 25 May from 12 am until [...]
ACT Policing are again offering to fit your car with special “tamper-proof” screws for free so nobody can steal your number plate.
If you happened to spend $9000 on a number plate recently, this would probably be a good investment.
ACT Policing and the Canberra Centre are joining forces to combat registration plate theft via a free [...]
From tomorrow Canberrans struggling to pay their traffic fines should find repayments a little easier to make, and their license easier to hold onto thanks to a new scheme from the ACT Greens.
“The new scheme is designed to be fairer, take account of the circumstances of Canberrans who are struggling, and improve social justice outcomes [...]
$14 Million is being set aside to build a new CCCares Facility at Canberra College in Phillip.
The CCCares facility will support pregnant and parenting students and their children.
ACT Minister for Education and Training Joy Burch and Treasurer Andrew Barr said the investment will fulfil ACT Labor’s 2012 Election commitment to build a new purpose built [...]
Andrew Barr and Simon Corbell have joined forces to whack a bandaid on the festering sore of access to justice in the ACT:
ACT Attorney-General, Simon Corbell, today announced the ACT Government will provide more than $1 million over four years to establish a new home for the Territory’s community legal centres, which are currently housed [...]
TAMS are letting us know we can offload some electronic waste for free this weekend:
Canberrans with old or unwanted televisions and computers are invited to come along to a free e-waste collection event on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 May 2013, Chris Ware, Director, ACT NOWaste, said today.
“To help make it easier for Canberrans and [...]
Elections ACT’s return of gifts release has been updated, and this time the ACT branch of the Australian Labor Party have been treated quite kindly.
Aww a gift in kind…
The ABC has a new tale of woe surrounding exempt development, this time in O’Connor.
Canberra resident Kamrul Ahsan Khan says building his home in O’Connor has been the most painful experience he has had during his 18 years living in Australia.
He says he wanted to build a family home and had no intention of [...]
TAMS are warning about road closures as part of the Cotter Road upgrades:
The ACT Government wishes to advise motorists and other road users that Lady Denman Drive and McCulloch Street will be closed at the intersection with Cotter Road this weekend and next weekend.
The closures will be in place from 7 pm Friday 24 [...]
A few of us were happily breakfasting at Cafe Garema this morning when the power on the whole block went out at about quarter to 8. Turns out that Actew were doing works in the area and had stuffed something up. From what we heard, power is expected back up around 10am.
Luckily we had gotten [...]
Joy Burch has given awards to three educators to honour their 40 years of service to advancing education in the ACT.
“Today I am pleased to acknowledge three outstanding individuals, each who have dedicated more than 40 years of service to the advancement of education in the ACT,” Ms Burch said.
“I see in school staff the [...]
ACT Policing has released a facefit of the offender involved in an incident on Friday May 17 in which a man seriously assaulted a 52-year-old female receptionist and ransacked a professional office looking for cash and drugs.
Police were called to the professional office suites in Grattan Court, Erindale, around 12.40pm after it was reported that [...]
The CSO has made it known that their board has had a refresh:
The Canberra Symphony Orchestra (CSO) is pleased to announced its new Board for 2013/2014 with Air Chief Marshal Angus Houston, AC, AFC (Ret’d) appointed to the role of Chair at this year’s Annual General meeting.
Air Chief Marshal Angus Houston, AC, AFC (Ret’d) [...]
Senate Candidate for the ACT Steven Bailey has just unleashed a sternly worded press release calling out Zed Seselja and claiming that Zed represents “no one but himself” and has “fought for nothing but his own position.”
Cue “Oooooooohhhhh!” from the rest of the classroom.
Here’s some more of Bailey’s words:
Bailey is driven by a fundamental [...]
Former federal parliamentary speaker Peter Slipper is claiming innocence in response to dishonesty charges made in the ACT Magistrates Court, reports ABC News. What are they charging him with being dishonest about?
Misusing Cabcharge vouchers to go on a tour of Canberran wineries!
Slipper allegedly has spent $1,194 on Cabcharge vouchers, and may have used those vouchers [...]
Andrew Barr is breaking out the champagne over this year’s Enlighten numbers:
More than 115,000 people attended the free and ticketed events during ENLIGHTEN 2013, an increase of 290% on last year’s figure of 29,437, according to an independent evaluation report issued today.
Enlighten, which was staged from March 1-9, with a focus on the weekends of [...]
This just up on Copa’s facebook page:
Due to the ongoing investigation, we have not been able to make an official statement as yet.
It is with sincere compassion and genuine sorrow that we apologize to all the people and their families affected by the recent tragic sequence of events. We hope this apology is received to [...]
ACT Policing is investigating an aggravated robbery which occurred in Wanniassa early this morning (Thursday, May 23).
About 1.25am three people entered the 7 Eleven Service Station armed with knives and threatened the staff member, demanding cash.
The staff member complied with their demands handing over a small sum of cash. The offender also took some cigarettes [...]
ACT Policing has today (Thursday, May 23) launched its support of the Australia New Zealand Police Advisory Agency’s (ANZPAA) two-week national campaign targeting illicit firearms.
Acting Chief Police Officer David Pryce said that while the use of illicit firearms in the ACT is rare, Operation UNIFICATION provides an opportunity for the ACT community to help remove [...]
Australia’s most single minded party, Bullet Train for Australia, have just had their federal party application approved by the Australian Electoral Commission.
To celebrate they’ve sent out a press release that sounds like one of those Charlie Sheen Meme’s from 2011.
Today the Australian Electoral Commission has officially approved the Bullet Train for Australia federal party application. [...]
There’s been a lot of heat and smoke coming from Gawler Crescent in Deakin lately.
Finally the ABC has unravelled the issues.
I’m not going to name names here, but well worth a read and oh so many familiar faces.
Hello fellow rioters. I thought I would throw the question out here to see what knowledge you guys have.
I am not a wordsmith by any means so apologies in advance if this is disjointed and or confusing, I will do my best and apologies for any spelling and or grammar issues.
I have a dilemma on my hands [...]
Territory and Municipal Services wishes to advise motorists and other road users that the southbound lane of Copland Drive 50 metres south of the Clancy Street intersection in Evatt is closed until further notice due to a burst water main.
Traffic controllers will be on site to alert people to the closure and control traffic.
[Courtesy TAMS, [...]
That title makes less sense the more you read it.
Instead of over-building and trying to compete with iiNet, the NBN are opting to buy TransACT’s network from the internet provider.
The TransACT network currently covers 8,500 premises, and a further 4,500 premises are planned or already under construction. iiNet announced that the deal would be settled [...]
Summernats have the intriguing news that they’re taking the show to Malaysia:
Today in Kuala Lumpur Andy Lopez, co-owner of the Summernats, signed a joint venture with leading Malaysian motorsport promoter JPM Motorsports to stage a Summernats Exhibition Event at the 2013 Malaysian GT at Sepang on 15/16 June, the first step towards a stand-alone Summernats [...]
ACT Fire & Rescue are on scene at the Vikings Erindale Club, Ricardo Street, Wanniassa investigating smoke in the basement area.
The club has been evacuated as a precaution.
Update to follow.
Source of smoke has been confirmed to be from an electrical shortage from a light.
Area has been cleared and patrons have been allowed to [...]
The ACT’s highest risk drivers maybe getting home earlier in the future reports ABC News.
Road crash statistics show in 2012, learner and P-plate drivers were involved in 22 per cent of all casualty crashes – even though they make up just 7 per cent of all ACT licence holders.
Inexperience is considered a significant factor in [...]
Mayor Rattenbury has the happy news that The Green Shed (formerly Tiny’s) has handed over $10,000 to The Yellow Van:
Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Shane Rattenbury, will tomorrow present a cheque for $10,000 to The Yellow Van on behalf of The Green Shed (formerly known as Tiny’s Green Shed).
The $10,000 was raised by The [...]
This also in from SheepGroper:
There are now two signs at the entrance to Murulla Lane to warn pedestrians and other traffic that the builders gutting 16-18 Mort St sometimes block off their end of the lane completely, forcing vehicles to exit via the entrance. It’s interesting watching a large truck backing out of the entrance, [...]
This morning Andrew Barr opened Entry 29, a new work space whose goal is to assist start-up businesses.
Located in Childers Street, near the ANU, Entry 29 is aimed at encouraging and driving the technology development process by allowing start-up operators to mingle and collaborate with like-minded individuals.
It also offers meeting facilities, access to [...]
Joy Burchhas has announced that the Youth InterACT Grant rounds will open tomorrow. These grants will provide up to $1,500 in support for projects aimed at Canberran Young People.
“These grants create an exciting opportunity to empower young people to play an active role in their community and deliver projects that are developed by young people [...]
It’s the competition that was made for us Rioters!
Vote for the worst section of road in the ACT, and you might win an iPad.
Since NRMA’s first Seeing Red on Roads campaign in 2011, governments have committed over $1.8 billion to fix the Pacific Highway and $240 million to fix the Princes Highway.
The NSW Government has [...]