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Support for International Flights into Canberra

By 28 May 2014

Funds to attract direct international flights and develop domestic aviation partnerships will be delivered in the 2014-15 ACT Budget.
An additional $600,000 will go towards the Cooperative Airline Stimulus Fund bringing the funds total to $1.1 million. The fund will support international and domestic cooperative marketing campaigns that will stimulate demand and further grow the [...]

Delay to introduction of paid parking in the Parliamentary Triangle

By 27 May 2014

The National Capital Authority advises:
The National Capital Authority (NCA) today advised that the commencement of pay parking in Parkes, Barton, Russell and Acton has been delayed.
Pay parking for Australian Government owned car parks in the Central National Area was proposed to start on 1 July 2014.
NCA Chief Executive, Malcolm Snow said the components and tasks [...]

Canberra roundabouts unsafe for cyclists

By 26 May 2014

New research has found that Australian roundabouts are some of the most dangerous in the world for bikes; and Canberra’s cyclists agree, according to the Canberra Times.
Data released by Austroads on Thursday found that multi-lane roundabouts (which find cars travelling at reasonably high speed) are a deterrent to cyclists due to safety fears.
As Australian roundabouts [...]

Multi-million dollar public transport upgrade for Gungahlin complete

By 23 May 2014

Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Shane Rattenbury, today announced the completion of a $3.325 million project to upgrade public transport facilities around the Gungahlin Town Centre precinct.
“Since July 2013, work has been underway to deliver significant public transport infrastructure improvements around the expanding Gungahlin Town Centre precinct,” Mr Rattenbury said.
“The completion of the project [...]

Change to Melrose and Eggleston intersection

By 22 May 2014

Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Shane Rattenbury, has announced work has started on improvements to the intersection at Melrose Drive and Eggleston Crescent in Chifley.
“The intersection was planned to be changed in 2012, preventing a right hand turn from Eggleston Crescent, however we received feedback from the community that further improvements were needed,” said [...]

Parking meter credit card facilities down

By 20 May 2014

Problems with credit card facilities at Canberra’s new pay parking machines mean people unable to pay will not face fines, according to The Canberra Times.
A spokesman for Simon Corbell has said that although people are encouraged to use coins instead, if they are unable to obtain a ticket, they will not be fined.
Parking meters using [...]

Car accident – what to do next?

By 9 May 2014

This may sound silly, but we are relatively new to Australia and a bit confused about what to do after a car accident. I was driving the car, with my spouse in the passenger seat and my daughter in the back seat. We were stopped at a light for at least 30 seconds, [...]

Disabled Parking apparently for everybody?

By 5 May 2014

I would just like to bring to the attention of numerous inconsiderate individuals, that disabled parking spaces -particularly the three at the back of the Jamison Centre near the post office – are only for cars displaying valid permits. These three parking spaces are clearly marked as disabled, yet every time I visit the area [...]

Monaro Highway bumper to bumper

By 3 May 2014

Yesterday, I had an appointment in Jerrabomberra at 4pm. Travelling from Kambah, I allowed half an hour, which is plenty of time. Unfortunately, when I reached the roundabout, just before the lights at Mugga Lane and Monaro Highway, there was a policeman redirecting us to go back the way we had come. Thankfully my appointment [...]

Firm appointed to investigate further routes for light rail in Canberra

By 29 April 2014

Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development, Simon Corbell, has today announced the appointment of consulting firms Arup, CBRE, Tract, Brown Consulting and Purdon Associates to undertake the Canberra Light Rail Master Plan project.
“The tender process for this important project was highly competitive with eight submissions received, including both national and international companies” Mr Corbell [...]

What is your most dangerous stretch of road in Canberra?

By 21 April 2014

Hi.
I am interested in people’s thoughts about the most dangerous stretch of road/s in Canberra.  For me it is the Hindmarsh Drive section running from the hospital to the turn off to the tip on Mugga Way.
As a shift worker I drive this piece of road in complete darkness or dimly lit (depending on daylight saving)  in the early hours [...]

When turning, do you have to give way to a pedestrian?

By 25 March 2014

You’re driving south along Allara Street past the Civic Pool, and making a 45 degree left turn into Dive Lane which leads to the pool car park. If you proceed, there is a danger that you will collide with a person who is walking parallel to Allara Street, across the end of Dive lane.
According to [...]

Speed Camera Slam

By 21 March 2014

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/canberra-speed-cameras-slammed-in-report-20140320-355a7.html
In the biggest surprise od the century turns out our speed cameras are rather defective, useless at reducing speed, unplanned and only designed around the budget and not safety.
Its the hospital waiting times on wheels.

“There is no strategic basis for making decisions for integrating the use of the ACT’s four speed camera systems as the [...]

North Canberra Community Council public meeting 19 March

By 19 March 2014

[ 19 March 2014; 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. ] The next meeting of the North Canberra Community Council will be held from 7.30pm to 9pm on 19 March 2014, at ACT Sports House, 100 Maitland Street, Hackett.
The meeting will include:
National Broadband Network update – Michael Tyler, Community Account Manager, NBN Co.

Braddon Club update: Report on our appeal against the deconcessionalisation of the Braddon Club [...]

Bike Searching

By 18 March 2014

Hiya. I am looking to get into cycling (the non lycra type!). I am overweight and havent ridden in a hundred years. Does anyone know what a good bike would be for the likes of me? I have researched and it seems that 36> spokes is the go as well as a damn comfortable seat!! [...]

Where can one safely park a bike in civic?

By 14 March 2014

So I was thinking about riding my bike into the city when I go out for an evening, but I know that leaving it locked up in an open bike rack is has reasonable chance of it being vandalized or stolen. Are there any safe spots to lock a bike in the city at night? [...]

Overtaking Gordon style

By 7 March 2014
Overtaking Gordon style

Overtaking Gordon style, P-Plater overtakes me on double white lines, I was doing the posted speed limit of 60 k’s

Right of way at Captain Cook/Jerra Ave?

By 5 March 2014

Hello Rioters,
This afternoon I was walking home when I saw the following: three cars waiting to turn right from Captain Cook Crescent on to Jerrabomberra Ave Narrabundah, and one car waiting to turn right from Jerra on to Captain Cook. The sun was in the eyes of the driver turning on to Captain Cook, and [...]

40kmh speed limits coming to Athllon Drive near mawson?

By 5 March 2014

Travelling along Athllon Drive over the past few days, I’ve noticed new road signs have been installed before and after the intersection near Mawson shops. The signs remain covered over but due to the shoddy covering material it looks like a 40km/h speed limit is going to be introduced in that area before and after [...]

Low flying plane

By 2 March 2014

Is there a reason why there’s a jet buzzing around Canberrra at low altitude or is itjust lost? It sounds like a fighter jet or one with some sort of fancy doof doof exaust pipe.

10 (viable) ways to improve ACTION

By 28 February 2014
10 (viable) ways to improve ACTION

So after living in Canberra for 5 years without owning a car I have experienced the best and the worst that our public transport network – ACTION has to offer. Generally ACTION provides a good network but there are things about it that are lacking. I have come up with a list of 10 things that [...]

Tow Truck Regulation in ACT

By 26 February 2014

My son was hit by car while riding his motorbike late in January.  Thankfully there is wonderful emergency services and medical treatment available.
One of the real negatives of the process is that there are people willing to take advantage of someone else’s misfortune and inflate their charges because they expect the costs will be covered [...]

Booking Canberra Taxis online

By 15 February 2014

Have you noticed that you when you book a taxi with CanberraElite online, there is a mandatory field entitled ‘TAG name’? There is no explanation of what it means. I assume that everyone simply puts down anything to ensure the booking proceeds. The woman on the switch could not provide me with an explanation I [...]

Parking – without plates, hypothetically

By 14 February 2014

Here’s a purely hypothetical situation:
I drive my nondescript white Commodore to an ACT pre-pay parking lot, remove the ML-585 number plates and park without buying or displaying a ticket. Since I no longer have a registration sticker, in the event of a parking inspector doing the rounds, how will they issue me with a fine?
This [...]

Parking restrictions

By 11 February 2014

We live in a narrow street in Crace – 6 m of asphalt – with no parking restrictions, no parking bays and, except for one house, no driveways. 
Fine at the moment, but a development has been approved – yes we put in a representation – for across the road that will see twelve new [...]

Anywhere to trail ride (motorbike) around Canberra?

By 9 February 2014
Anywhere to trail ride (motorbike) around Canberra?

Hi all,
I’m new to Canberra and have just bought an enduro bike (with full rego).
As I don’t have a ute or trailer at the moment to go out to trails like Bendethera etc. –  are there any fire trails or national park areas that aren’t too far out of Canberra?
I’m really not fussy any dirt at [...]

Recommendation for good car service in Canberra

By 6 February 2014

My Toyota car is due for 80,000 km car service. I’ve been going to Toyota for car services previously. For this major service, Toyoto gave me a quote for $750. It is going to be a huge bill for me. I am wondering if anyone knows any good cheaper auto service in Canberra who are [...]

Cyclists dismount

By 5 February 2014
Cyclists dismount

Jellyware sent this in with an interesting question – is following the rules as an act of civil disobedience?
What do you think?

ACTION fail again – Australia Day 2014

By 24 January 2014

So, ACTION has once again failed to deliver anything useful.
We were thinking about going to the big day down at Regatta Point on Sunday, for the shows, displays and fireworks. Instead of driving and having to do the big long walk from Civic to the lake, I found that Action are doing post-show shuttle services [...]

Parkes Way Widening?

By 24 January 2014

Surprised it hasn’t been mentioned on here, but the other day there was a media release saying that the west bound work on the Parkes Way widening will be finished before the end of the month.
When I first heard it I thought they must have been mistaken as quite clearly the bridge over Sullivans Creek [...]

Killjoys put an end to bike path signage excitement

By 23 January 2014
Killjoys put an end to bike path signage excitement

Following on from yesterday’s excitement regarding bike lane signage in Braddon Jarrod has noted and documented that the offending sign has now been removed.
A pity they left their gaffer tape behind.
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Double demerits this weekend

By 23 January 2014

Joy Burch is reminding us that double demerits are in force over the weekend to celebrate the birth of our nation:
Acting Attorney-General Joy Burch has appealed for Canberrans to slow down, wear seatbelts and drive safely this Australia Day holiday weekend with double demerit points to be in force.
“Double demerit points will apply to [...]

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