Residents of Gungahlin will from next month be able to access the ACT Government’s free weekday Flexible Bus service, which collects passengers who have made a booking from their home, takes them to their destination and returns them home.
Minister for Transport and Municipal Services Meegan Fitzharris (pictured above right) said seniors and people with [...]
The ACT government’s lease variation charge (LVC) has come under renewed fire from the opposition and the ACT Property Council.
Shadow treasurer Brendan Smyth on Friday said the charge was stifling much need residential development, while Property Council executive director Merlin Kong labelled it a “dud” that had raised little money and cost jobs.
Smyth (pictured) said [...]
The ACT government and the community must do more to prevent domestic violence, chief minister Andrew Barr said on Friday.
His comments were in response to the release of three reports on the impact of family violence on the community and how the system responds to it.
The reports are:
Report of the inquiry: review into the system level responses to [...]
If you head to your local shopping centre this week, you may notice some new posters about the place, asking you to keep an eye out for anything unusual, and to let Crime Stoppers know if you do see anything.
It’s Crime Stoppers Week, and the crime prevention organization has launched a campaign to educate retail [...]
ACT Policing has arrested and charged a 24-year-old man with drug-trafficking after executing a Drugs of Dependence Act search warrant in Belconnen yesterday.
Members of the ACT Criminal Investigations Crime Targeting Team with assistance from National Canine Operations executed the search warrant at a residence in Belconnen.
During the search of the premises police seized a quantity [...]
Infratil has agreed to acquire a 48% shareholding in Canberra Data Centres for $392 million.
Subject to Foreign Investment Review Board approval, the sale is expected to be finalised in late July.
“The acquisition of CDC provides Infratil with a meaningful exposure to the emerging data and related telecommunications infrastructure sector, which we have been following for [...]
The ACT government has announced it will expand programs to encourage children to walk or ride to school.
Ahead of Walk Safely to School Day on Friday, the transport and municipal services minister Meegan Fitzharris said $2 million would be invested over four years to help get children moving and encourage more active travel within our suburbs.
The Active Streets for [...]
Attorney-general Simon Corbell on Thursday announced a new chair and deputy chair of the Sentence Administration Board, the body responsible for reviewing prisoner sentences, parole orders and breaches to community correction.
Michael Chilcott, deputy chair of the board since 2011, will move into the top position, while Donald Malcolmson will take over as deputy chair. Both [...]
A 25-year-old man will appear before court this morning charged with several offences relating to the alleged theft of a Mercedes C200, being under the influence of methylamphetamine and the deployment of a fire extinguisher to avoid arrest.
The charges include driving while disqualified, possess prohibited substance and fail to stop motor vehicle for police. [...]
A woman has been freed from wreckage after a two-vehicle accident in Chisholm this morning and will be taken to The Canberra Hospital in a stable condition.
The ACT Ambulance Service and ACT Fire & Rescue were alerted to the accident involving a car and a truck on the corner of Benham and Halley Streets at [...]
Police are seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery outside the Tuggeranong Hockey Centre on Soward Way in Greenway on Monday.
A 75-year-old woman was standing next to her vehicle when a man approached and opened the rear passenger side door at about 11am.
When confronted by the woman, he threatened her with a knife. The offender took a [...]
Economic activity in Canberra increased in the month of March, according to the ANZ Bank’s Stateometer report.
The latest report reveals only New South Wales and Victoria are growing at an above trend pace. All other states and territories, including the ACT, are growing at a below-trend pace.
However, the ACT, along with South Australia and Western [...]
The privacy zone around a health clinic in Civic has been extended to provide further protection for women accessing legal medical treatments, including abortion.
ACT health minister Simon Corbell said the extension, effective from Thursday, will include any areas accessible by the public around the clinic at 1 Moore Street.
The protest-free zone was introduced in March to ensure [...]
I didn’t get a good look at it, but there is a plane parked over at Fairbairn.
It’s about Boeing 717 size.
The livery on the tail looks like a cross between Lufthansa and Singapore Airlines: It is in Singapore Airlines colours, but the stylised bird is more like a horizontal version of the Lufthansa crane than [...]
ACT Fire & Rescue have responded to a malfunctioning sprinkler system in an unused store in a shopping centre in Anketell Street, Tuggeranong.
Crews, alerted by an automatic alarm just after 8.31am, arrived at the scene to find the sprinkler system had been set off due to a malfunction.
Firefighters stopped the flow of water and evacuated [...]
Ticket holders of the World Business Forum Sydney are in for a treat next week as the event comes together for its eleventh year on the 25th and 26th of May – and RiotACT readers will receive a 10% discount.
Discussing everything from perseverance to management and marketing, the Forum brings together a collection of business [...]
The Canberra Liberals have renewed their vow to stop light rail, describing yesterday’s announcement that contracts have been signed and work will begin on the project next month as “the most arrogant act in the ACT’s history”.
They have also called on the Government to publish the full contract and any sub-contracts in full.
Can the Tram protesters gatecrashed a media event yesterday to mark the signing of contracts between the ACT Government and the successful light rail consortium, Canberra Metro.
The protesters held a large anti-tram banner behind Capital Metro Minister Simon Corbell as he made the announcement that paves the way for the start of construction on [...]
The ACT Government and the successful light rail consortium, Canberra Metro, yesterday signed contracts for stage one of the project and confirmed that construction on the Gungahlin to City route will commence next month.
At a media event to announce the signing, Minister for Capital Metro Simon Corbell unveiled an upgraded plan for the Alinga St [...]
Fire services on Tuesday contained a grass fire at Hall.
ACT Fire & Rescue and ACT Rural Fire Service crews attended the fire on the Barton Highway near the Victoria St intersection just after 2pm.
They found an area of grassland about 50m x 50 metres alight.
After containing the blaze, crews performed blacking out operations to ensure [...]
Police are seeking witnesses after an ACTION bus driver was assaulted in Ngunnawal last Wednesday.
The assault happened at about 3pm on 11 May when the driver of a silver Hilux utility stopped his vehicle in front of a bus at the stop on Galmarra Street.
The driver of the utility then assaulted the bus driver before leaving the scene.
As a result of [...]
Can the Tram protesters gatecrashed the announcement today on Northbourne Avenue of the signing of contracts between the ACT Government and the successful light rail consortium, Canberra Metro.
See a more detailed version of this story here, learn more about the signing of the contract here, and see how the Canberra Liberals reacted here.
The protesters [...]
ACT Opposition Leader and Shadow Minister for Health Jeremy Hanson said today that the requirement for alterations this week to ACT Health records including emergency department data was “an utter disgrace”, and that the ACT Government had misled the public in previously publishing the incorrect data.
“It has been revealed that ACT Health ED data was [...]
Ambulance and fire and rescue crews were called to an incident in McGregor just after 3:30pm on Monday after a four-year-old child’s finger became stuck in a sink.
Firefighters removed part of the sink while still attached to the finger so the child could be assessed by intensive care paramedics before being transported to Canberra Hospital in [...]
Police are seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery at the Woolworths petrol service station on Norman Lindsay Street, Conder, on Saturday night.
A man entered the service station about 10pm and threatened a staff member with a propane blow-torch and demanding cash.
The staff member complied, handing over a sum of cash before the offender fled on foot towards the nature reserve [...]
Anthony Rolfe Avenue in Gungahlin will be closed to night-time traffic from tomorrow until the end of the week for maintenance work.
The road will be out of operation from Horse Park Drive to Waghorn Street/Moonlight Avenue between 7pm and 6am from Tuesday to Friday.
It will fully reopen to traffic from Saturday morning.
The closures are to allow asphalt [...]
Local businesses can have their say on the expansion of paid parking in Phillip by attending a consultation session at Woden Library from 5-7pm today.
Transport and municipal services minister Meegan Fitzharris urged businesses operating in the area to provide feedback on the proposed parking arrangements.
“We want to ensure parking is structured so that local customers can find [...]
The ACT Government is implementing changes to the roundabout at the intersection of Tharwa Drive, Box Hill Avenue and Woodcock Drive next to Lanyon shops, with roadwork affecting the area tomorrow and on Wednesday.
The works will change traffic arrangements on the approach to the roundabout from Box Hill Avenue.
The right turn lane on Box [...]
Who are the successful business owners in Canberra? It would be hard to name them all, and coming from a new book penned by Suzanne Kiraly, entitled, “Canberra Business Success Stories”, indications are that there are plenty. They are the “quiet achievers” out there, who are contributing to our local economy and helping to change [...]
Justice Robert Hope Park in Watson will be rezoned to become a new nature reserve and the Pinnacle Nature Reserve in Belconnen extended under ACT government plans.
The rezoning would preserve these parklands - home to endangered ecological communities and species – as important areas for nature conservation, according to planning and land management minister Mick Gentleman.
“These additions to [...]
Almost 2,000 kangaroos will be culled across the ACT starting on Monday to protect grassland and woodland sites.
Ten nature reserves will be closed from mid to late afternoon until early morning over the coming months to allow a conservation cull of eastern grey kangaroos.
Daniel Iglesias, director of ACT Parks and Conservation, said the cull of up to 1991 [...]
ACT Policing has arrested and charged a 25-year-old woman following the execution of a Drugs of Dependence Act search warrant in Kambah yesterday.
Members of the ACT Criminal Investigations Drugs and Organised Team executed the search warrant at a Kambah home as part of a joint operation with NSW Police targeting methylamphetamine supply in the ACT [...]