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Ask RiotACT: Someone to install used evap aircon & ducted gas system

By 30 July 2016
Ask Riot

Hello. I have a 4 year old ducted gas heater system and an evaporative cooler that I need installing in the floor / roof. The units were removed from the other house due to...

Vernon Circle lanes closed over weekend for courts project

By 29 July 2016
New law courts complex

Two lanes of Commonwealth Avenue and Vernon Circle will be closed temporarily this weekend as part of the refurbishment of the ACT Law Courts precinct. The lanes will be clo...

Airport team to develop carpark into ACT PS mega-office

By 29 July 2016 4
Stephen Byron

The owners of Canberra Airport are set to become the ACT Government's landlords after winning the tender to build and own a major new office complex for Territory public servan...

Gongs and whistles: Nominate a Canberran now for Australian of the Year

By 29 July 2016 1
Current Australian of the Year David Morrison raising the national flag to mark the start of NAIDOC Week in Civic Square earlier this month. Photo: CHARLOTTE HARPER

It may seem a long time until the next Australia Day awards, but the organisational machine that goes through the process of sorting through nominees, finalists, and finally gr...

Dickson development goes to ACAT appeal

By 28 July 2016

 Following the disappointing actions by the ACT Government to approve what remains a very questionable development application for a major mixed use development on the flagship ...

Fire destroys Kambah house

By 28 July 2016
Firefighter generic

Fire on Thursday destroyed a house in Kambah, with the damage bill initially estimated at $350,000. ACT Fire & Rescue responded to the blaze at the Carleton Street prope...

Burch lauded as CIT Tuggeranong opens

By 28 July 2016
Plaque unveiling

You could be forgiven for thinking the opening of CIT’s new Tuggeranong campus was being held to honour of former ACT Education Minister Joy Burch, such was the praise shower...

Libs revive flashing lights in school zones policy

By 28 July 2016 2
Still from school zones on NSW road safety site.

The Canberra Liberals will spend $7.5 million to install flashing signs in ACT school zones if elected to government in October, reviving a policy they took to the last ACT ele...

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Images of Canberra - the curse in bloom

By 28 October 2010 13

With the capeweed going to seed it's pleasing that another invasive weed is coming into bloom to entertain us with riotous colour and the moans of those who have to fight it. Pommy Bastard has sent in this picture of the Pattersons Curse doing well at the Aranda bushlands. Got an image of ...

Commercialisation funding for Canberra businesses

By 28 October 2010

Katy Gallagher is congratulating two Canberra outifts for picking up Commercialisation Australia grant money: -- eWater Innovation received $338,750 for their MUSIC Global project- a Stormwater Quality Management Tool for overseas markets; and -- QuintessenceLabs received $1.22 m for their 2nd...

Canberra Bashing from a Long Time Canberran

By 28 October 2010 41

Norm Abjorensen has made a life and career in Canberra.  But he doesn't like it.  I mean, really doesn't.  vut he's been here ages.  Was it something we said?  A mate sent me this link to an article in the UK's Spectator. Nice of him to bash Canberra in an overseas publication.  Why not in...

Assembly says no to talking about Tasers

By 28 October 2010 3

The ABC informs us that Labor and Liberal have combined in the Legislative Assembly to stave off Green plans to debate the expansion of Taser use in ACT Policing. Behind closed doors the AFP continues to deliberate on the matter....

Paving and landscaping ideas

By 28 October 2010 9

I've searched previous posts, but can't find anything recent that relates. I have a small backyard, in Casey that needs a small retaining wall, and pavers. Any ideas on any companies or individuals that could do a small job like this - for a reasonable price (less than 25m2 - only 2/3rds of ba...

31 October 2011 the last day for light plastic shopping bags

By 28 October 2010 105

[First filed: Oct 27, 2010 @ 10:31] Simon Corbell has announced the end of light plastic shopping bags with the final ban to be in place from 1 November next year. Before panicking bear in mind there will be many exemptions: The Plastic Shopping Bags Ban Bill 2010 will ban the supply o...

TAMS managing complaints well

By 27 October 2010 2

The Auditor-General has announced the tabling of a report titled "Management of Feedback and Complaints". Generally it's a thumbs-up: The audit found that TAMS and Canberra Connect have a sound framework within which they can recognise and respond to feedback and complaints provided by the AC...

Gungahlin swimming pool promise debate

By 27 October 2010 27

What’s a promise worth? At the ACT Assembly this afternoon MLAs will debate the August 2008 ALP pre-election promise that “Gungahlin residents to benefit from new 50m pool complex”. Andrew Barr said at the time that it “will include a 50 metre pool, a 25 metre pool at least 1 court space,...

Space invaders: australian . street . stencils . posters . paste-ups . zines

By 27 October 2010 24

[First filed: Oct 20, 2010 @ 13:12] 30 October 2010 – 27 February 2011 | Project Gallery FREE Street art is not graffiti. Street art may have had its origins in graffiti, but graffiti is a different, more rudimentary, animal altogether. Street art i...

Inspecting the Inspectors

By 27 October 2010 53

Whilst I do not have a problem with our Transport Authority conducting vehcile inspections to keep our roads safe, I do have a problem when it is done illegally. I work in the Russell Offices area and today noticed and photographed a transport inspection vehicle parked illegally (in a "No Par...

Pelicans over Canberra

By 27 October 2010 2

While building the Mully Cup on Saturday to the mellow strains of Che's workout tape we saw these Pelicans circling macquarie on their return from the winter migration....

Work in the Assembly Program

By 27 October 2010 4

Are you an ACT Public Servant? If so the Assembly Secretariat Wants You! The Work in the Assembly program (WITA) offers placements of between three and six months to of?cers in the ACT Public Service as a professional development opportunity. The fully-funded program is intended to give ACT p...

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