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Car park scratch scammers in Canberra


Reader Windblane has submitted the below information following what he believes may be indicative of a wider car park scratch scam in Canberra.
Here’s the scam: Targeted at women on their own who are possibly likely to be intimidated. They park their car, get some shopping, when they come back an irate woman comes over and says “you scratched [...]

Light rail or Monash Drive to solve Northbourne congestion?

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Should we build the first stage of Light Rail or instead build Monash Drive to solve the problem of increasing congestion along Northbourne Avenue during peak times?
The current Government plans to build light rail along Northbourne Avenue, but previous Federal and ACT Governments had planned to eventually build Monash Drive.
Monash Drive had been proposed since [...]

Motorcyclist dies after collision with bus in Bruce


ACT Policing is investigating a fatal collision on Haydon Drive, in Bruce yesterday evening (Wednesday, April 8) in which a motorcyclist collided with an ACTION bus.
Police were called to the scene around 7.10pm.
The motorcyclist, aged in his 20s, was riding south on Haydon Drive when he collided with the side of an ACTION bus turning right [...] – web app for ACTION buses


As a frequent traveller on ACTION buses I find the current apps lacking – often I just want to know when the next bus will arrive at a stop. is a web app I have designed for this sole purpose, to see how long until the next bus arrives. It should look great on all mobile devices [...]

Light rail: Shortlist announced to deliver first stage of Capital Metro


Two world-leading consortia have been shortlisted to deliver the first-stage of Canberra’s light rail network, which will deliver more than 3,500 jobs during construction and deliver more than $1 billion in benefits to the ACT economy, Minister for Capital Metro Simon Corbell announced today.
The two consortia, ACTivate and Canberra Metro, contain some of the world’s [...]

Event: Will light rail increase greenhouse emissions?


[ 16 March 2015 at 5:00 pm; ] Is light rail emissions-free, as some experts claim, or does it cause emissions comparable to those of buses, as estimated by Shreya Dave of M.I.T.?

Is Capital Metro correct in saying that buses offer 350 times the greenhouse benefits of light rail?

Was Damian Haas correct in saying that my estimates suffered from confirmation bias?

Come to my [...]

Petition to bring back ACT light vehicle registration stickers


For anyone in the ACT who would prefer to have current registration stickers returned to our vehicles, please sign this petition and share if you believe they are worthwhile.

ACT rego stickers…or lack thereof!


What happens in the ACT if you don’t receive your rego renewal?
Well, I can tell you that you get a rather large fine!
I was pulled over by one of the police cars who do the plate recognition, and the police officer told me that I was not registered. To my knowledge this was not true, [...]

Braddon: Green village to apartments

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The Australian Government created the suburb of Braddon in the 1920s-1930s to provide housing for the new capital’s service workers and public sector employees. No private developers had any interest in making the investment. So much for the free market taking up opportunities!

But today, so much has changed. Any developer would now love to get [...]

500 drivers caught speeding last month


ACT Policing’s traffic targeting during February saw more than 504 drivers caught speeding across Canberra, with four drivers caught travelling more than 45km/h over the speed limit.
“Alarmingly, just over half of those drivers were caught speeding in a school zone, showing blatant disregard for the safety of children; our most vulnerable road users,” Traffic Operations [...]

Light rail and intersections?


According to Capital Metro:

Who will have priority at traffic lights?
A level of priority is typically provided for light rail to help the service run efficiently. This occurs as a part of planning that helps the light sequencing to support the major traffic flow (such as the inbound traffic in the morning peak). This means that [...]

Costco petrol no longer cheaper?

By 24 February 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

I filled up at Costco on 22 January at $1.16 per litre. Checking Woolies fuel app on 23 January it would appear that the airport is the same price as most other outlets in the ACT at $112.9.
Does this mean that Costco is no longer offering cheaper petrol than anywhere else? I thought this would happen. [...]

ACT drivers wanted for survey

By 13 February 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

The ACT has the lowest annual road crashes and fatalities per 100,000 population among all Australian states and territories.
However, previous studies by ARRB Group for the NRMA-ACT Road Safety Trust on crashes involving ACT vehicles, drivers and riders in New South Wales (NSW) between 1992 and 2011 found that residents of the ACT are equally likely to [...]

Temporary road closures for 2015 National Multicultural Festival

By 12 February 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

The ACT Government wishes to advise motorists and other road users of a series of temporary road closures in the city to allow for the National Multicultural Festival.
The following closures will take place from midnight Wednesday 11 February 2015 to midnight Monday 16 February 2015:

Alinga Street, between Northbourne Avenue and East Row • East Row, [...]

Road resurfacing works at Limestone Avenue intersection

By 8 February 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

The ACT Government wishes to advise motorists and other road users of partial lane closures for road resurfacing works at the intersection of Limestone Avenue, Wakefield Avenue and Majura Avenue from Monday 9 February to Thursday 12 February 2015 between 7 pm and 6 am each night.
Motorists are advised to take an alternative route [...]

Have your say on smart parking in Canberra

By 6 February 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Chief Minister Andrew Barr and Minister for Planning Mick Gentleman have invited Canberrans to share their views on plans to transform parking in the ACT.
A public discussion paper, Smart Parking – transforming parking in the ACT, is now available on the ACT Government’s Time to Talk website for consultation, which will take place for one month [...]

Tips for riding from Belconnen to Tuggeranong?

By 29 January 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Hi all
Due to machinery of government changes I’m now facing a potential work move from the City to Tuggeranong.  As I live in Belconnen and we are a one car family I’m now considering transport options.
I’m considering riding from Belconnen Town Centre to Tuggeranong Office Park each morning and bussing it home in the afternoons with my [...]

Canberra’s taxi industry to be reviewed

By 28 January 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

In response to the use of new technologies by taxi operators, the ACT Government has today announced an innovation review of the Canberra’s taxi industry.
Minister Shane Rattenbury said the review will help to inform the way forward for Canberra’s transport network.
“Canberrans want to be able to access a range of convenient transport options, and we [...]

The ACT needs to stop having stupid arguments

By 27 January 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

To have a tram or not to have a tram? To have well-behaved dogs on public transport or not? $50 or $20 notes for poker machines? Bikes or cars?  These are not questions.
I appreciate that it is important that we as Canberrans discuss these issues, and I respect the principle that that the public has [...]

Lanyon residents invited to discuss road works at community council meeting

By 22 January 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 3 February 2015 at 7:30 pm; ] Tuggeranong Community Council has extended a special invitation to Lanyon Valley residents to attend its first meeting for 2015. The meeting, to be held on Tuesday 3 February, will discuss the recent road works that led to the closure of Tharwa Drive.

Guest speakers will include the Acting Director of Roads ACT Karl Cloos and ESA [...]

South Tuggeranong traffic flow arrangements update

By 8 January 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

The ESA has announced further enhancements to traffic flow arrangements in South Tuggeranong following implementation of new measures in the last 24 hours.
This follows a meeting of officials from the ESA, TAMS, ACT Policing and the building contractors at lunchtime today.
For the peak period this afternoon the operation of the temporary traffic lights right near [...]

New traffic flow measures for South Tuggeranong announced

By 8 January 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Roads ACT in conjunction with ACT Policing, the ESA and the South Tuggeranong Fire & Rescue project contractor will implement the following measures to help alleviate the traffic congestion being created by road works during morning and afternoon peak periods.
From today Woodcock Drive will became two lanes (one way only) for northbound traffic from Jim [...]

Traffic is a mess in Lanyon

By 6 January 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

I thought I’d let people know that traffic is a real mess in Lanyon at the moment. The ACT government has closed Tharwa Drive to put a new sewer main in, and that means that pretty much anything south of Woodcock Drive in Tuggeranong is a mess.
I just drove from Erindale Drive down to my [...]

Driving Brisbane to Canberra

By 4 January 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

I’m seeking advice from Rioters who have driven the Brisbane-Canberra route recently. I am flying to Brisbane to buy a campervan and will be starting the drive back to Canberra the same day.  I’m a bit nervous about both Cunningham’s Gap and the Toowoomba Range as I am not familiar with the vehicle, but I [...]

Double-digit road toll for ACT in 2014

By 2 January 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

While the ACT road toll continues to sit below the 10-year average, the double-digit toll stands as a solemn reminder to that there is work still to do.
“Any fatality on our roads is one too many and, as a community, we should always strive to be fatality free,” ACT Policing Acting Officer in Charge Traffic [...]

Traffic arrangements for Summernats City Cruise

By 2 January 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

The ACT Government have provided details about how people can safely enjoy the Summernats City Cruise at midday today, as well as the temporary disruption it will cause to motorists and pedestrians.
The Cruise will take place from the entrance to Exhibition Park in Canberra (EPIC) off Flemington Road and will travel down the Federal Highway [...]

Traffic arrangements for Summernats

By 31 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT residents are being asked to be aware of road closures and possible delays around Exhibition Park in Canberra (EPIC) between Thursday 1 and Sunday 4 January 2015 to allow for Summernats.
Arrangements will include:

Speed limit reduction to 40km/h on Flemington Road between Sandford Street and Northbourne Avenue. Delays are to be expected. Travellers are advised [...]

Tharwa Drive to close temporarily in January

By 29 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

The ACT Emergency Services Agency (ESA) today announced a temporary road closure as part of the construction of the new South Tuggeranong Fire & Rescue station.
“The building of the new emergency services facility on the corner of Drakeford Drive and Tharwa Road is at an advanced stage and is on schedule to be completed in [...]

World-leading consortia express interest in Capital Metro project

By 23 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

The ACT Government will be able to choose from four world-class consortia for the delivery of the first stage of Canberra’s light rail network, Minister for Capital Metro, Simon Corbell, announced yesterday.
“Four private sector consortia, consisting of local, national and international companies, have submitted an expression of interest for the first stage of Canberra’s light [...]

Police gearing up for a Safe Summer

By 19 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Rudi Lammers, Joy Burch and Brad Watts

Minister for Police and Emergency Services Joy Burch and Chief Police Officer Rudi Lammers yesterday launched ACT Policing’s 2014-15 Safe Summer campaign, urging the community to enjoy the festive season responsibly.
“The summer period is a busy time for everyone, with Christmas parties and New Year’s Eve celebrations, and upcoming events which attract large crowds, such [...]

Canberra Centre Parking Machines – Out of Order

By 19 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

When you consider how much the Canberra Centre must be earning from its paid parking in the city, I find it incredible that they seem incapable of keeping their money spinners in working order.
I guarantee that on at least 50% of visits to the centre, one or more machines are not working.  I can only [...]

Automotive places open over xmas holidays?

By 17 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Just curious if anyone knows of any mechanics that are open over the christmas holidays? I urgently need work done to my car, preferrably in the next two weeks.
Cheers guys!

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