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Canberra & Queanbeyan Weekly Property Market Wrap

By 14 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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The below real estate market snapshot is based on the last week’s activity throughout Canberra and Queanbeyan. Percentages represent the increase/decrease from the previous week.
SALES

Highest sale: $1,775,000
Lowest sale: $250,000
Average sale: $555,324
2,373 properties currently for sale
33 sales properties had price reductions
85 properties went under offer
80 properties SOLD!
141 properties have come onto the market
49 properties up for [...]

Thieves steal alcohol during Bruce burglary

By 11 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated burglary that occurred in Bruce early this morning (Thursday 11 June) where a large amount of alcohol was stolen.
Around 2:30am, police responded to a report of five people breaking into the Bruce Convenience Store on Braybrooke Street, Bruce.
A witness saw five offenders carry a large amount of [...]

New multi-unit developments need designated smoking areas

By 11 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Our predicament = offensive second hand smoke drifting through our unit
My partner and I are being forced to put up with daily smoke drift problems in the multi-unit development we live in. These problems have been occurring since January 2014 when the building became occupied for the first time. Our apartment has been impacted on a daily [...]

Teens caught with stolen car, stolen property

By 10 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Two male youths, one aged 16 and the other 17, together with a 16-year-old girl, were taken into custody by ACT Policing after being stopped in a stolen Toyota Hilux in Conder around 2.45am yesterday (Tuesday, June 10).
Police identified the vehicle as one stolen from the driveway of an address in Gilmore around 1am.
Property stolen [...]

Man sought by police – have you seen him?

By 10 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing is seeking the assistance of the public in locating 31-year-old Adam Beniamini who has allegedly committed acts of violence and is in breach of his current bail conditions.
Beniamini’s current whereabouts is unknown but he is thought to frequent Queanbeyan and addresses in southern Canberra.
He is sought by police on a First Instance Warrant [...]

Local leaders – Glenn Keys (Aspen Medical and Canberra Business Chamber)

By 10 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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As Canberra slowly bounces back from savage federal spending cuts, the role of the Canberra Business Chamber as a voice for local businesses is more important than ever. We spoke to newly-elected chairman Glenn Keys about his vision for Canberra business.
The Canberra Business Chamber was formed last October as the result of a merger between the [...]

Multiple arson attacks in Tuggeranong

By 9 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing is investigating several incidents of arson in the suburbs of Richardson, Calwell and Isabella Plains early yesterday morning (Monday 8 June).
Between the hours of 2.30am and 5am, police and ACT Fire and Rescue attended up to 10 separate locations across the south side, after reports of trees and bushes being alight. Property including [...]

Mental health study examining sleeping habits – participants wanted

By 9 June 2015

I’m conducting an online study that examines how body weight, eating habits and physical activity can impact sleep.
So I’m looking for Australian residents age 18 years and older to take my quick 20-minute survey. If you are not convinced, all participants go in the draw to win one of three $100 Coles vouchers!
If you are [...]

Bolster your business skills with an executive MBA

By 9 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Intensifying challenges in Canberra require leaders to pick up their pace.
True leaders don’t walk the corridors of power – they stride.
The nation’s capital is where pivotal decisions are made, and it’s an ever-changing, high-pressure environment many aspire to being part of. It’s inspiring, exciting and can be extremely rewarding.
However, to be considered a serious [...]

Let’s clean up Canberra’s early childhood education mess

By 8 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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High quality childcare improves learning outcomes for children.
It’s that simple, or at least it should be. Unfortunately, in the ACT, when you have children under four you are forced to navigate a system that is a bit of a mess.
Some parents can’t access childcare places, while others can’t afford them. People are forced to sign [...]

Music camp to teach Canberra girls to rock in more ways than one

By 8 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Would you be brave enough to learn a new instrument, form a band and write a song to perform at a live venue in just one week?
For some, the prospect is terrifying, but for the young women who participate in Girls Rock camps around the world every year, it’s an opportunity to develop creativity, teamwork and leadership [...]

Giralang 7-eleven robbed overnight

By 5 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery in Giralang early this morning (Friday 5 June).
About 3.05am, a man entered the 7-Eleven convenience store on Canopus Crescent, Giralang, and threatened a staff member with a hammer, demanding cash. The staff member complied and the offender fled on foot with a sum of cash.
The man [...]

Arboretum hosts Italian bonsai expert

By 5 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 12 June 2015 at 5:00 pm; ]

The National Arboretum Canberra is inviting bonsai and penjing enthusiasts, or anyone looking to enjoy a wonderful evening at the Arboretum, to spend a few hours with Italian architect and renowned international bonsai artist, Mauro Stemberger, for a live demonstration on creating a beautiful bonsai artwork.

National Bonsai and Penjing Collection Curator, Leigh Taafe, said Mauro [...]

Fatal car crash in Latham

By 4 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing is investigating a fatal crash where a single car collided with a tree and caught fire on Ginninderra Drive, Latham, 4.55am this morning (Thursday June 4).
The crash resulted in fatal injuries to the driver. There was no one else in the car at the time.
ACT Fire and Rescue extinguished a fire and ACT [...]

Belconnen pair summonsed over drug import via mail

By 4 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing will summons a 20-year-old Belconnen man and his 20-year-old female partner to court over the illegal importation of a controlled substance.
In late May, Australian Customs and Border Protection Service intercepted a mail consignment from China. Examination of the package revealed two of the six packages contained a commercial quantity (1050 grams) of a [...]

An exclusive look at Next Gen, Lyneham

By 4 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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I am a gym junkie. You could even call me a gym-tart because I’ll workout anywhere. So, it probably doesn’t surprise you that I leapt at the chance to check out the new Next Gen Health and Lifestyle Club that has totally revamped a large chunk of Lyneham.
I felt special to be one of the [...]

ACT growth ahead of other states and territories: ABS

By 3 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Australian Bureau of Statistics data has revealed that the ACT’s growth during the March quarter was the strongest in the country.
From Chief Minister Andrew Barr’s media release:

National growth figures issued today show the ACT economy is turning the corner and standing on its own two feet.
The State Final Demand figures issued by the ABS show [...]

Braddon supermarket robbery

By 3 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to the aggravated robbery of a small supermarket in Braddon yesterday (Tuesday 2 June).
About 6pm, a man threatened a staff member of the shop on Lowana Street with a knife, demanding cash. The victim complied and the offender fled towards the direction Northbourne Avenue.
The man was described as being of [...]

Would you like to see a new ice rink in Canberra?

By 3 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Members of Canberra’s ice sports community are petitioning the ACT Government to open a new ice rink in the capital. 
The petition organisers say the Phillip ice skating rink is outdated, in poor condition and too small to accommodate sporting fans of teams such as CBR Brave.
From the petition:

Ice sports (such as figure skating, broom ball [...]

Government to spend $375 million on light rail

By 2 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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The ACT Government will make a capital contribution of $375 million towards Canberra’s light rail project, Capital Metro, ACT budget papers have revealed.
The budget papers explain that the contribution, which is half of the project’s estimated $750 million cost and mostly funded by the sale of ACTTAB and old government office blocks, will be set aside [...]

ACT budget 2015 spends big on health, education and public housing

By 2 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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With a predicted deficit of $407 million, Andrew Barr’s first budget as both Chief Minister and Treasurer is a modest one.
In light of what Minister Barr has described as “savage” cuts from the Commonwealth, the 2015-16 ACT budget handed down today focuses on infrastructure, creating jobs and maintaining Canberra’s title as world’s most liveable [...]

ACT budget 2015-16 highlights

By 2 June 2015 FEATURED ARTICLE
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ACT residents will pay higher rates, spend more money on vehicle registration and see pay parking extended after hours in many of Civic’s car parks under the 2015-16 ACT budget handed down this afternoon.
In good news, the ACT Government has allocated more money for health and education than ever before. It also plans to increase [...]

Protect our national capital heritage

By 2 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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The Yarralumla Residents Association supports the views of senior heritage experts and the Inner South Canberra Community Council, who are urging the Commonwealth to push ahead with recognition of Canberra on the National Heritage List.
As pointed out by the immediate past chairman of the ACT Heritage Council, Duncan Marshall, Canberra has played such a central [...]

Did you see a collision in Belconnen last week?

By 1 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a collision that occurred at the intersection of Eastern Valley way and Cameron Avenue, Belconnen last Thursday afternoon (28 May).
About 12.46pm police attended the scene after reports of a collision between a silver Ford Futura and a Silver Toyota Aurion.
Anyone who may have witnessed the collision or were in [...]

Turner RUC robbed

By 1 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to the aggravated robbery of the Rugby Union Club in Turner early Sunday morning (31 May 2015).
About 12.40am, three males entered the club. Two of the offenders were armed with weapons, a baseball bat and a large machete and made threatening demands to the club’s staff members.
One staff member was [...]

New podcast series to uncover the behind the scenes of ‘women’s work’

By 1 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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A locally-produced podcast series launching next month aims to provide an insight into what the working lives of Australian women are really like.
Women Talk Work podcast founder Clare Conroy has always had a fascination with what goes on behind the scenes of other people’s jobs.
“When I travel, I’m much more curious to find out what it’s [...]

Time for the Commonwealth to stop trashing Canberra’s town centres

By 1 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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As recent articles have reported, the Department of Immigration and Border Protection is considering moving its 4000 employees out of Belconnen. Tender documents have revealed the department is looking to lease 80,000 square metres of building space in one precinct.
More recently, the Department of Finance assumed responsibility for this decision as part of a broader accommodation review announced [...]

Civic Pub comedy club featuring Matty B

By 29 May 2015
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[ 3 June 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]
June Comedy Club at the Civic Pub features the philosophical bogan Matty B, along with a host of great acts including interstate guests Mitch Garling and Will McKellar, as well as Shahed Sharify and more.
Matty B is a stand up comedian moulded from the school of hard knocks that is the Newcastle comedy scene. He has [...]

Guns and ammunition seized in Fisher

By 29 May 2015
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ACT Policing has seized a number of firearms along with ammunition following a warrant executed at a residence in Fisher yesterday (Thursday, May 28).
Acting on information received from the public, members from Woden General Duties executed the search warrant where a number of items were seized.
Those items included seven rifles, a revolver, a pistol, a [...]

New ACT Fire & Rescue chief officer appointed

By 28 May 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Minister for Police and Emergency Services Joy Burch today announced the appointment of a new chief officer for ACT Fire & Rescue.
“I am pleased to announce that following an extensive national recruitment search Mark Brown AFSM has been selected as chief officer, ACT Fire & Rescue,” Ms Burch said.
“Mr Brown was selected following strong interest [...]

Have you seen Michael?

By 28 May 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Police are seeking the assistance of the public in locating Michael, who left his Lyons home on Monday morning and has not been heard of or seen since, and has not been in contact with his family who are concerned for his welfare.
Michael is 69 years old, weighs 60kg, has a shaved head and is [...]

Hughes IGA robbed

By 28 May 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery which occurred in Hughes last Sunday night (24 May 2015).
About 7.45pm, two males both carrying large knives entered the Hughes IGA, threatened customers and staff and demanded cash and cigarettes.
The staff complied with the offenders’ demands and the men fled the store.
The offenders are both described [...]

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