Property Council of Australia ACT Executive Director Catherine Carter issued a press release about herself rather than a property matter this morning: she is leaving after ten years in her role to pursue private consultancy work.
The search for her replacement is now underway.
Chief Executive Ken Morrison said Ms Carter had represented the industry with distinction [...]
Police are seeking to identify two offenders following an assault at the Caltex Service Station on Brierly Street, Weston on Thursday, 15 October.
Around 11.10am, two men entered the Caltex Service Station. On exiting, one of the two left without paying for an item.
The pair were approached by a Caltex employee. One of the men then [...]
ACT Policing officers are working with the RSPCA as they investigate a distressing case in which two ten-week old puppies and an adult rescue dog were poisoned.
Australian kelpie rescue dog Red Dog and kelpie puppy Tanner died as a result of the crime. Tanner’s brother, Theo, was left critically ill but will survive the [...]
A Canberra mum and her two children escaped from their smoking car shortly before it was engulfed by flames on the Clyde Mountain at around 5.15pm yesterday.
Megan Brown had been looking for somewhere to pull over as she was losing power.
“Pooh Bear’s Corner was the first place I could pull off the road,” Ms [...]
An ACT Housing townhouse in Mindarie Street, Narrabundah has been destroyed by a fire that has left neighbouring tenants homeless due to smoke damage.
One Mindarie St resident told RiotACT that the fire, which took hold in the early hours of this morning, was the third on the property in recent months. The first two were [...]
Emergency services teams have set up a 200 metre exclusion zone is around a ruptured gas pipe outside the offices of The Canberra Times on the corner of Newcastle and Pirie streets in Fyshwick.
Occupants of nearby buildings have been evacuated.
Gas contractors have starting digging down to the pipe on either side of the ruptured section [...]
Police searching for a man missing from Yass have located a body.
Sixty-year-old Leonard Watkinson was last seen at his property on Reardons Road on Monday, October 5, 2015.
Police from The Hume Local Area Command have conducted extensive searches and inquiries since that time.
About 4.30pm on Thursday, a body was found inside a [...]
The bus driver and aide at the centre of allegations about mistreatment of a special needs child have been stood down and are longer driving students with special needs to and from school.
The ACT Government has also reminded a bus company contracted to transport children with special needs of its obligations to engage staff with [...]
First came The Whitlams with memorable tunes like No Aphrodisiac and Gough. Now you can own a your own little piece of Whitlam, ACT.
The ACT Place Names Committee has unanimously agreed to name a new suburb in Molonglo after Gough Whitlam, and just over a year after the 21st prime minister’s death, Chief Minister Andrew [...]
The CSIRO recently announced its intention to redevelop its 701 hectare Ginninderra Field Station site into a residential estate containing up to 10,000 houses.
The Field Station site is located between Fraser and Crace and is currently zoned as “hills, ridges and buffer space”. However, the National Capital Authority (NCA) have changed this in the current [...]
(First off, I am aware that there have been ACT red arrow rants posted here before, but the most recent post was several years ago.)
As many of you Northsiders are probably already aware, after months of roadworks, the ACT Government has finally finished the signalization of the intersection of Antill St. and Badham St. [...]
ACT Policing is seeking the public’s assistance to help locate a missing man from Evatt.
The man, Mr Andrew Carville was last seen at his residence in Evatt at 9.30pm Wednesday (4 November).
Mr Carville is described as being of Caucasian appearance, aged in his 50s, of a slim build and with brown/grey shoulder length hair.
Police are [...]
Two kittens have been found alive and well at the Materials Recovery Facility in Hume after being dumped in a kerbside recycling bin in Canberra, Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Shane Rattenbury, said today.
“Staff at the Materials Recovery Facility spotted the kittens inside a box yesterday afternoon as it was making its way through [...]
Update: A spokeswoman for the Fyshwick Fresh Food Markets called late today to explain that the markets’ website was down for several hours today because a virus struck one of their trader’s websites.
“There is nothing sinister going on with our site at all. It will be up and running again shortly,” she said.
We checked this [...]
Chief Minister Andrew Barr will position Canberra as the future hub of a national space economy at an upcoming meeting of industry ministers.
The Government had already announced $50,000 in funding to help establish a Space Research and Innovation Hub as part of a broader industry cluster at Mount Stromlo.
“I look forward to working with [...]
How many drinks can you have on Melbourne Cup day and still drive to collect the kids? Or pass a random breath test? ACT Policing has warned Canberrans to plan ahead and drink responsibly today. It will be operating targeted and random breath testing across Canberra.
The police will be out in force around Thoroughbred Park [...]
Have a passion for sustainability and the environment and want to play an active role in the future of the ACT’s waste management? Nominations are now open for people interested in joining a community or commercial reference group on waste management in the ACT.
An ACT Waste Feasibility Study is underway and we want the community [...]
Former Australian Chief of Army and current chair of Diversity Council Australia David Morrison AO was tonight named ACT Australian of the Year at a function in Gandel Hall at the National Gallery of Australia.
The equality advocate immediately acknowledged the efforts of his colleagues to address cultural issues in the army “propelled by their deep [...]
A 26-year-old Lyneham man has been charged after repeatedly ramming two police cars in a stolen vehicle overnight, according to ACT Policing.
Officers arrested the man after he failed to stop his vehicle when directed by police in Lyneham early this morning.
About 5.15am, Belconnen Patrol police witnessed a stolen white Ford Ranger proceed through a red [...]
Look out, Hyatt, East and Realm hotels, you’ve got some competition in the form of Vibe Hotel Canberra Airport, which opens today.
Operated by TFE Hotels, the company behind the Medina Serviced Apartments in Kingston and on Northbourne Avenue and the Hotel Kurrajong in Barton, the hotel’s branding will be familiar to those who have stayed [...]
Canberra was lit up like a Christmas tree last night as a noisy thunderstorm swept in bringing nearly 20mm rain with it.
Pets hid inside and those of us who were stuck out in the storm alternated between being enthralled at the light show and frightened of being struck by lightning.
RiotACT contributor Gabrielle Kneipp was out [...]
This was the scene visitors the Tuggeranong Hyperdome carpark were confronted with yesterday afternoon: a burnt out car surrounded by cinders and police tape.
One of our readers sent the photo through via our Facebook page and we contacted ACT Policing to find out what happened.
A spokesman said investigations were ongoing.
“About 12.50am on Sunday police attended [...]
It’s been a while since there was a pilates post on the site (2009) and I’m sure the pilates scene in Canberra has changed a bit since then. I’m keen to give it a try – ideally at a dedicated studio with well qualified instructors.
Is there anywhere that you recommend trying for a beginner [...]
Minutes after taking his first Uber ride in Canberra today, ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr called on his counterparts in other states to adopt his regulatory model for ride-sharing.
“I am calling on other leaders around the country to look at the ACT model and to put that in place across the country because it will [...]
Anti-abortion protests will be banned outside ACT abortion clinics after government MLAs rejected Liberal amendments to a Greens bill on exclusion zones in such scenarios.
Labor MLAs will support a Greens bill that would secure exclusions zones around abortion clinics; despite the Liberals submitting a proposal that removes critical parts of the legislation, according to Minister of Health Simon Corbell.
“People requiring [...]
Just when most locals probably thought that there have been more than enough discussions and surveys about the Canberra’s new light rail (or trams), the ACT Government has launched another consultation on the topic.
But wait – do not despair just yet – this time the focus is not about whether or not, or when or [...]
Welcome to the hay fever capital, where we’re dealing with a record pollen count, so high that an asthma reliever may be a lifesaver for someone who has never had asthma till now.
According to ANU researcher Professor Simon Haberle pollen levels here are twice as high in 2015 compared to last season. And last season [...]
As Greens MLA rather than with his ACT Government Ministerial cap on, Shane Rattenbury has today called on the Canberra Airport to remove arms industry advertising from its premises.
Mr Rattenbury is seeking support from the ACT Legislative Assembly for a motion on the issue after the No Airport Arms Ads presented a petition with 1500+ [...]
This morning, Chief Minister Andrew Barr issued an entire media release attacking the Liberals over their stance on light rail and public transport ahead of an assembly motion vote on the issue today.
It asked, “Will the Liberals reaffirm their commitment to congestion?” and described the Canberra Liberals as “becoming increasingly isolated with their backward-looking position on transport [...]
Scientists have welcomed the news that science entrepreneur and publisher Dr Alan Finkel is to be the next Chief Scientist for Australia, and with good reason.
Finkel is a successful businessman, science publisher, respected neuroscientist and university Chancellor. He has first hand understanding of the relationship between science and productivity, between research and creating good [...]