We are moving to Wanniassa next month and would like some opinions on primary schools in the area. Would anyone mind sharing some experiences and advice on Wanniassa school?
Hi all, I need a retaining wall built out the front of my house. I have been looking for someone to do the work as it’s a little more difficult than my skill level. I am struggling to even get a quote. I have had 5 tradies come and inspect and say they would forward [...]
These relatively short recent articles/opinions are certainly worth a read – what ever your pre disposition to the Light Rail :
Against – “Fantasy: The case for light rail in Gungahlin”
For – “Public transport report boosts case for Canberra light rail, ACT government says”
With these warmer months approaching it’s hard not to want to spend most of my time out doors, taking in all the sunshine and warmth before the next Winter comes.
It’s also a really good time to shake up date night and do something a bit different to your usual routine.
Here are my suggestions to shake [...]
There has been much discourse in recent times on the relative importance of having a healthy budget position versus having a significantly funded safety net.
The orthodox right wing ideology has it that a healthy budget surplus is the only way in which a county can prosper. If there are plenty of profits to tax [...]
Did something happen on Scrivener Dam? I noticed flowers there yesterday and this morning?
Hi all – I drove down Sternberg Cres past the oval opposite the Active Leisure Centre yesterday morning (Wednesday) around 11am. There was some sort of group fitness going on and everyone was wearing black (and maybe red trim) polo shirts.
Does anyone know what group this is? They were using a tyre and pulling ropes and [...]
I recently had a TPG technician come round to my house and he mentioned that our speeds were not as good as they should be and it is possible that our internet is running off a phone line instead of an internet line, as when he connected outside the house, he had really good speeds, [...]
My family are moving to Canberra and I’m looking for some advice on a high school for my 11 year old son. So far he’s academic, sporty and arty too. I’d like to find a school that has broad and varied curriculum and extracurricular activities, good anti-bullying policy and is very inclusive and outward-looking in its approach. I [...]
In Part 2 of the RiotACT podcast, Mike Jeffreys chats to Katy Gallagher on making it halfway through the current political term and what her greatest achievements are to date. Nothing is off-limits with discussion on the Territory’s debt, the Mr Fluffy saga which Gallagher describes as being bigger than the bushfires; and youth euthanasia.
ABC Online reports that “In an effort to live a simpler life and avoid the large debt that comes from buying a home, Andrew Clapham is paring back and joining the tiny house movement”.
“He has begun to build a tiny house in his parent’s backyard in Canberra’s north, which he said would eventually look much [...]
The great Aussie barbie is a Summer weekend favourite. Australian’s look forward to barbecues with their friends; the boys bond over taking charge of cooking the meat and the girls gossip over champagne whilst making salad. Now that the warmer weather is here, I’m hosting a BBQ for my friends this weekend. Even though it’s [...]
It’s time for the proponents of drug prohibition to take responsibility for their simplistic assertions.
Last week local 2CC radio presenter Marcus Paul and I shirt-fronted one another in a heated discussion concerning the failed world-wide war on drugs. It would be fair to say that we encountered some seemingly irreconcilable differences regarding our stances on [...]
We all hear calls from time to time for cyclists to pay vehicle registration, have a numberplate, and generally be held accountable for their behaviour on the road. A Sydney designer reckons he’s found the solution. Toby King has presented his idea of a ‘smart-hat’ or ‘smart-helmet’ to Mosman Council. Duncan Gay, Minister for Roads [...]
It was hard to choose which two take away options to try last week, with Canberrans nominating many fast food joints such as, Fisher take away and G Spot Gunghallin, to name a few of the favourites. I decided to review Watson take away and The Mandalay Bus in Braddon.
Being hungover on Friday from one [...]
[ 19 November 2014 at 7:30 pm; ] Wednesday’s North Canberra Community Council meeting will feature a Capital Metro presentation on light rail, a COTA presentation on elderly persons accommodation and a discussion of the Mr Fluffy buyback scheme. It will also consider ACT electoral boundaries, the proposal to re-zone the area to the east of the Dickson swimming pool, and the proposed [...]
I was reminded last sitting week, with the tabling of the first report from the Homelessness Official Visitor, of the importance of Governments having in place mechanisms to hold them to account. The media, the crossbench and the Opposition, and NGO’s all play a part in casting an eye over the operation of Government, but [...]
Each ANZAC Day and Remembrance Day, I, like so many others, pay my heartfelt respect to the fallen and to the soldiers who survived. We think of their families and we are sad.
We are sad because the loss of life is usually futile. The lives of our soldiers, naval personnel and air force members [...]
My partner an I are looking to build in Googong. Can any one recommend a good builder or list ones I should be staying away from?
Has anyone had any experience with Classic Constructions?
We are looking to buy a property in the Gungahlin region to live in for 2 years then it will become an investment property. We have found a place we like in each Gungahlin, Palmerston and Amaroo, I was wondering if anyone had some advice on these areas from an investors perspective?
One of the benefits that the Light Rail is supposed to bring is higher density development along its corridor. Fair enough. Some argue that it may be the beginning of the end of “The Bush Capital”. Personally, I think that newer development is a good thing, but using a Light Rail to generate that is [...]
Does anyone know where to hire a soft serve or ice cream machine from?
There is a huge crane in the park between the Albemarle and Alexander Buildings with a long chain attached… just waiting for a wrecking ball?
On the 1st of November the Canberra Times published an online article stating ‘Single Canberra men absolute catches with women spoilt for choice’.
Excuse me while I snort in my coffee over this headline. I then proceed to read the article, which according to matchmaking service Blue Label Life (never heard of them) put out the [...]
There has been some opposition to the notion of increasing the number of Assembly members here in the ACT and the writing of the new boundaries will resurrect those opposed to an increase.
We should note that we have a similar population as Tasmania and a more robust economy. But in Tasmania, there are five [...]
Hey everyone, I have a question since I am a first-time tenant.
I broke lease (6 months early) and submitted a notice to vacate my apartment in Gungahlin recently. I have vacated the place now. The agent is now looking for new tenants. The agent wants me to clean the garden for a showing. Is that [...]
I am looking for a reliable removalist company that can move my things (3 bedroom house) to the UK. As long as the company does a good job (timely, efficiently and with no damage), I am happy to pay for their services even if the price they quote is on the higher side. I [...]
[ 18 November 2014 at 6:30 pm; ] All residents of the Melba/Spence Neighbourhood Watch area are invited to attend the AGM on Tuesday 18th November at 6.30pm at the Belconnen Soccer Club, Cnr Springvale Street and Belconnen Way, Hawker.
When: Tuesday 19th November
Time: 6.30 p.m.
Where: Belconnen Soccer Club, Cnr Springvale Street and Belconnen Way, Hawker.
You are also welcome to join [...]
Leasing of public land for development without community consultation?
Removing Public land so a Private School can build a “Community Facility” the community will have to pay to use?
Development Application: 201426427
Period for representations closes: 19/11/2014
I’m looking for a breakfast venue in civic where myself and a few others can watch English Premier League matches.
Open in time for a 7am kick off (weekday)
TV with Foxtel and Fox Sports
Simple enough on the face of it, but I’m struggling.
Any suggestions except the yellow arches?