There was no surprise that the latest survey of migration in Canberra had Tuggeranong losing so many of its burghers to Gungahlin. Tuggeranong is indeed the Cinderella of the South and always was and always will be.
This is because the planners, pollies and mandarins both commonwealth and territory have decided it shall be so.
I saw [...]
The ACT Government’s Land Development Agency (LDA) has just circulated a media release that I think was meant to be good news and was supposed to inform us that something is about to happen along Northbourne Ave.
Apparently the LDA/Chief Minister’s Directorate is very happy about a decision by the Heritage Council to list seventeen buildings. [...]
[ 20 September 2015 at 10:00 am; ]
Join us as we travel ‘Around the World’ in one day! Fun, games and refreshments – a great family day out.
Activities include Reptiles Inc, second hand books, SES and fire brigade displays, cultural dance performances, face painting and tattoos, plant stall, putt putt golf, jumping castle, lucky dip and badge making.
Special appearance by the Brumbies, [...]
Just a nuance about last week’s Operation Fortitude demo in Melbourne. I’ll bet most of the demonstrators (not to be confused with rioters), got the site at Flinders Street Station by tram – read light rail.
As the Newcastle song goes……….. Don’t you ever let a chance go by, oh Lord.
(Photo: Barcelona tram)
There are a couple of dated posts relating to this topic I can see (2007 & 2012), but we are looking for some updated information.
Our units plan (class b) is interested in looking for a new strata manager since we’re getting not so great service from our current provider.
We’d be interested in what others think [...]
Canberra residents have the perception, or at least the aspiration, that the elected ACT politician appointed to be the planning minister will oversee the future planning and development of the city on behalf of the residents.
In a recent article the former chief minister, Jon Stanhope, listed one of his disappointments as not being able to deal [...]
[ 18 September 2015 at 6:30 pm; ]
Over the last three years Canberra City and Suburban Cricket Association and Last Man Stands Canberra have worked with Lifeline Canberra and RUOK? to raise awareness of the suicide prevention in the Canberra community through the Michael Buhagiar Cup winter cricket competition.
We’ve raised over $20k in the last three years to support the Lifeline Canberra support services.
Many years ago, as a student of the Australian National University, I’d often ride my bike past the ACT Health building in the city and wonder why the front was often tasselled with such a ghoulish gathering. Perhaps it was a mimed version of The Rocky Horror Picture Show… in slow motion?
Always in a rush, [...]
Burritos are seriously the best. Whether it’s for lunch, dinner or even a cheeky snack, a good burrito will always hit the spot.
My favourite thing about burritos is their versatility. You can be healthy and skip the cheese or you can go the whole hog with double meat, cheese and sour cream. If you like [...]
The Yarralumla Residents Association welcomes the government’s scaled down development plans near the Canberra Brickworks and looks forward to further discussion about the details within the new designated boundary.
We acknowledge the efforts of our members, local residents and people across Canberra who have raised their concerns during recent years. Such efforts have made the government [...]
It seems RiotACT readers love Chinese food just as much as I do. There were more than 35 different Chinese restaurants that got a mention after this week’s call out for Canberra’s best Chinese food. The list included Dickson Dumpling House, Tak Kee Roast Inn and Jimmy’s Place in Dickson; Bambusa in Manuka; Wild Duck [...]
Royal Commissioner Dyson Heydon will today reveal whether he will continue as head of the trade union royal commission after he was embroiled in a conflict of interest scandal.
Many would expect I would have little sympathy for Heydon, and that I would take the view that this is a political witch hunt lacking legitimacy.
Many would suggest that I would [...]
If you are a regular taxi user, there’s a good chance you’ve heard of Uber, the upstart company that is threatening taxi industries all over the world.
Already operating in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide, Uber hopes to start operating in Canberra by October, with 1000 people already expressing interest in becoming drivers.
Uber works by providing [...]
Two planning announcements have raised a few eyebrows in Canberra recently.
The first was that the government had taken back the running of the infamous Westside container precinct. This so called ‘experimental’ development was due to open in time for Floriade in 2014. As of August 2015, it was yet to become fully operational, despite the Chief [...]
There is little doubt our Federal Government is lost somewhere in the wilderness, flitting from issue to issue with what appears to be no real purpose. Or is it?
Commentators were left aghast yesterday by what appears to be on the surface yet another own goal – this time by the treasurer.
At a time when the government is [...]
Canberra is a city where residents are continually at odds with planning and development agencies. It is also accepted that planning bureaucrats are skilled at bending the rules to suit themselves and other players.
It seems that it has always been so. The very building they occupy today in Dickson is a testament to their aptitude to [...]
I haven’t checked the calendar yet, but I’m reading about Q&A, so I think it must be a Tuesday.
Everyone is talking about ‘that’ tweet. You know, the one from a Twitter user with the handle @AbbottLovesAnal, which slipped past ABC moderators on last night’s show.
Was it crude? Certainly. Offensive? Probably. Is the outrage warranted? No [...]
Chief Minister Andrew Barr announced at the ACT Labor conference over the weekend that as of next year, Easter Sunday will be a public holiday – the 14th public holiday in the ACT.
The Chief Minister referenced the need for a clear work/life balance to protect time with our family and friends, as well as having [...]
Chinese food is an old favourite of mine – I grew up going to Chinese restaurants and slurping down chicken and corn soup by the bucket. Needless to say, I’m a little more adventurous these days.
It’s been a little while since we’ve looked at international cuisines and this week I’m on the hunt for Canberra’s [...]
The ACT’s public school system is one we can be rightly proud of. However, as Canberra’s housing density increases, many of our city’s public schools are struggling to meet demand.
In the last few years, Belconnen and Bruce‘s populations have increased by a quarter. The number of 0-4 year olds in the area has increased by over [...]
I had a truly minor hit on the side of my old car (1994 model), just a scratch on one side of the back door occurred during a parking manoeuvre.
The person responsible for the damage was kind enough to inform his insurance company (AAMI) to go through the repairing process.
It seems that the repair is [...]
I support the introduction of light rail networks across Canberra.
We should not be having this debate in 2015. The first tracks should have been laid down in the late 1950s or at least by the mid 1960s.
I blame the former NCDC for this oversight. This lack of light rail transport infrastructure most likely came about [...]
Growing up with Italian heritage, I have a certain appreciation for a good delicatessen. How hot is that salami? Do you slice it fresh? What are those olives marinated in? How fresh is that ricotta cheese? These are all questions I have learned to ask whenever I walk into my local deli.
What makes a good [...]
Last week we put the call out for Canberra’s best hole-in-the-wall cafe and votes came in for a few places around town.
An honourable mention should go out to Kindle Cafe, which got the most votes but, in my opinion, doesn’t qualify as a hole-in-the-wall. As such it wasn’t included in this week’s taste off, but [...]
I’m looking for an accountant in Canberra who is good with Xero and patient with very small business owners. Any suggestions?
My tax returns aren’t super complicated, but in addition to a full-time job I run my own business (as a sole trader) on the side. I will also be looking to rent out an investment [...]
In Canberra, just over 50 per cent of us are overweight and 20 per cent of us are obese. The prevalence of obesity is now so high that the ACT Government has set up an obesity management service for very obese people.
We all know the potential consequences of being obese, including diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, and heart [...]