Plans to encourage development and revitalise the Tuggeranong town centre will consolidate the existing centre by reducing car dependency and locating more people closer to existing businesses.
Minister for Environment and Sustainable Development, Simon Corbell, today approved Territory Plan draft variation 318, which will be tabled in the Legislative Assembly.
“The strong message we’ve received from the [...]
Applications open for Young Women’s Enrichment Grants
Girls and young women with a particular passion – be it sports, music or beekeeping – are encouraged to apply for the 2014 Audrey Fagan Young Women’s Enrichment Grants program.
Applications for the grants program are open to girls and women aged 13-18 who are residents of the ACT and [...]
The ACT government is seeking community views on lowering vehicle emissions with the release today of a Low Emission Vehicle Strategy discussion paper by Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development, Simon Corbell.
“A key element of the government’s commitment to making our city a better place to live, work and do business is to make [...]
[ 16 July 2014; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ]
The Canberra Environment Centre is holding a pedal powered screening of Canberra director Simon Cunich’s ‘Growing Change’, which documents his investigation into the food crisis of 2012 and subsequent travels to Venezuela to study the country’s rising food revolution.
We’re going to get cosy at the co-op with chai and muffins, and then talk about the [...]
The ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) has received a total of nine calls for help since 4pm yesterday due to the wet and windy weather.
ACTSES volunteers and ACT Fire & Rescue attended to leaking roofs as well as fallen trees and branches. Minor damage reported with most calls for help in Canberra’s northern suburbs.
One residence [...]
All ACT Government sportsgrounds will be closed today Tuesday 24 June due to wet weather and the forecast of further showers.
The decision has been taken in order to minimise damage to the turf surfaces and in the interests of player safety.
The focus is on protecting grounds from unnecessary wear and tear during training and [...]
The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a Severe Weather Warning for the ACT for damaging winds and blizzard conditions.
ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) volunteers are on standby to assist the community for any storm or flood assistance.
The ACTSES advise residents to keep clear of any potential fallen trees or power-lines, to secure any loose outdoor [...]
The YRA is concerned that current ACT Government plans for clearing up asbestos and other contamination at the Canberra Brickworks in Yarralumla are inadequate and vastly underestimate the costs. We understand that the plans are not fully consistent with the regulatory framework that applies to contaminated sites, in particularly asbestos, in the ACT. The YRA [...]
When I first met my (English) husband, he thought it would be fun to read Bill Bryson’s Down Under to understand his Aussie girlfriend a bit better. I have since come to understand that Bill Bryson captures a hilarious take on his voyages around various continents, unless it’s your home. His thoughts on Canberra were far than [...]
The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe weather warning for the ACT and surrounding regions for Monday.
The State Emergency Services advises that people move vehicles under cover or away from trees and secure or put away any loose items around their house, yard and balcony.
And of course, keep clear of fallen power [...]
A Capital Metro local industry policy released today will pave the way for local businesses and local workers to take advantage of the 3,500 jobs that will be created during construction of the project.
Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development, Simon Corbell, said the policy demonstrates the intent of the government to use the momentum [...]
ACT Policing will place special emphasis on a number of key operational issues, including the reduction of alcohol related crime and improving road safety, under a new purchase agreement.
Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Simon Corbell, today signed the 2014-15 purchase agreement together with the Australian Federal Police Commissioner, Tony Negus, and Chief Police Officer [...]
Canberra used to be a great place. Now, look around you. Use some of Mr Barr’s “vision” if u need. This is what I see happening to my city :
Debt. M$300+ and growing. Given what the Fed’s have planned for Canberra, I’m astounded that the Chief Minister can say that the Territory can not let [...]
The ACT government will waive disposal fees where houses containing loose-fill asbestos are renovated or demolished, Minister for Workplace Safety and Industrial Relations, Simon Corbell, announced on Saturday.
“The government has made the decision to waive these fees following recommendations from the Asbestos Regulators Forum, and is part of a suite of measures to address [...]
A 70-year-old man has died after a car he was working underneath fell on top of him.
About 4.40pm police were called to a residence on Namatjira Drive in Chapman, where ACT Fire and Rescue and ACT Ambulance were on scene.
ACT Ambulance assessed the man; however it appears he died of the injuries he sustained prior [...]
Two P-plate drivers have been issued Immediate Suspension Notices after losing control of their vehicles while driving under the influence of alcohol on Saturday (21 June).
About 10.30pm, police attended Charterisville Avenue in Conder after an 18-year-old driver doing burnouts and drag racing; lost control of his white Holden Ute on a bend, mounted the gutter, [...]
ACT Policing arrested a 19-year-old woman after she assaulted two police officers at GIO Stadium during a football game on Friday night (20 June).
During the second half of the game, a fight broke out in the crowd when an off-duty police officer intervened to de-escalate the situation. Uniformed police officers then attended the fight when [...]
The jaws of life have been used by ACT Fire & Rescue (ACTF&R) crews to free two men from a car on George Street in Oaks Estate.
ACTF&R and the ACT Ambulance Service (ACTAS) were called to the incident at 4pm.
The men, one aged in his 40s and the other in his 50s, were treated by [...]
ACT Policing arrested a 33-year-old woman and an 18-year-old man after a home invasion at Port Jackson Circuit, Phillip on Friday morning, (20 June).
About 11.20am the residents of the house were at home when they heard a loud knock on the front door and someone demanding money. After refusing them entry, the alleged offenders have [...]
ACT Policing has arrested a 19-year-old Torrens man for an attempted burglary at Kaleen on 18 June and theft at Phillip on 19 June.
Around 1.30am, Wednesday, 18 June, a white van entered the car park of the Kaleen Club, Georgina Crescent, Kaleen and reversed into a fenced off outdoor smoking area. The driver and passenger [...]
The below real estate market snapshot has been compiled based on the last week’s activity throughout Canberra and Queanbeyan. Percentages represent the increase/decrease from the previous week.
Highest Sale: $3,022,000
Lowest Price: $171,000
Average Sale Price: $581,730 (+ 11.15%)
2,546 properties currently for sale
67 sales properties had price reductions
92 properties went under offer
92 properties SOLD!
163 properties have come onto the [...]
A 20-year-old Lyneham man will face the ACT Magistrates Court this morning after failing to stop his vehicle when directed by police last night (Thursday June 19).
About 10.50pm, police signalled to the driver of a white Holden Commodore to stop in the Cotter region. The vehicle failed to stop and police followed the vehicle briefly [...]
7.30 ACT on the ABC
Friday June 20th
Fluffy Families – Mr Fluffy is a company that pumped deadly loose fill asbestos into 1050-odd Canberra homes in the 1960s and 70s. A $100-million federal govt program was supposed to have cleaned it up in the 80s/early 90s. Families are now being told their homes may not be [...]
Last May, I wrote about chaplaincy services in government schools and many rioters joined in the debate, on both sides of the equation and for the most part it was a healthy discussion.
On 19 June, and for the second time, the High Court has ruled legislation to enable the payments to the Scripture Union Queensland [...]
ACT Policing and the Gungahlin Marketplace are joining forces this weekend for Project Safe Plate, combatting number plate theft by providing free tamper-proof screws to motorists.
This Saturday (June 21) between 10am-2pm, motorists are encouraged to bring their vehicles to the Gungahlin Marketplace car park on the corner of Gozzard and Ernest Cavanagh Streets, where officers [...]
Canberra is stunning in the winter – the frost, the fog on the lake, the trees changing colour. But, Canberra gets bitterly cold and for one night every year Canberran business leaders, members of the ACT Government and community leaders spend a night sleeping on the street to raise money and awareness about homelessness. [...]
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery at the Liquor Legends bottle shop on Belconnen Way, Hawker.
On Tuesday (17 June) evening around 8.40pm a male offender armed with a hammer entered the bottle shop and used the tool to smash two holes in the front glass panel of the premises. He then demanded [...]
ACT Leader of the Opposition Jeremy Hanson will brave the winter conditions for another year, joining other Canberra leaders for the annual Vinnies CEO Sleepout tonight.
“In my 22 years in the Army I have spent hundreds of nights outdoors sleeping rough and I have great sympathy for the hardships of the people who are forced [...]
ACT Policing is seeking to identify a man following the aggravated robbery of a supermarket in Chapman on last night (June, 18).
About 7.40pm, a man entered the Chapman IGA Supermarket carrying a machete. The man approached the checkout operator and demanded cash. The staff member complied and the man fled the store on foot [...]
A draft special variation has been prepared to accommodate a secure mental health facility in Symonston for treatment and rehabilitation of vulnerable members of the community, Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development, Simon Corbell announced today.
DSV S323 follows the Planning and Development (Symonston Mental Health Facility) Amendment Act 2014 passed by the Legislative [...]