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Canberra & Queanbeyan Weekly Property Market Wrap

By 21 December 2014
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The below real estate market snapshot is based on the last week’s activity throughout Canberra and Queanbeyan. Percentages represent the increase/decrease from the previous w...

Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: A.BAKER, NewActon Pavillion

By 20 December 2014 1
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My day job sees me frequenting A.BAKER ... once ... more like twice a day. I am always experiencing food envy at 9am when I am waiting for my extra hot skinny latte. Eye-catching b...

A Look Around Canberra: Calwell

By 19 December 2014 6
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Heading down the Monaro this week to check out the Tuggeranong suburb of Calwell. Like last week’s visit to McKellar, I’d never been to Calwell before (with the exception o...

Jobs for the Boys – Take that Zedley!

By 19 December 2014 3
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So, let’s get this right? The Labor Party, particularly in NSW, wrote the rulebook around jobs for the boys. For rewarding faithful servants of the cause with sinecures over...

Emergency Services unite for bushfire arson warning

By 20 December 2014

Minister for Police and Emergency Services Joy Burch is urging residents to be vigilant in reporting suspicious activity following several grass fires across the ACT in the past few weeks. ACT Fire & Rescue, the ACT Rural Fire Service, along with ACT Policing, see an increase in deliberately lit...

Don’t forget the tree this Christmas…

By 20 December 2014
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RSPCA ACT have just had a delivery of fresh, beautiful Christmas Trees! Don't miss out on your tree this year, come down and visit us at 12 Kirkpatrick Street Weston ACT 261...

Police gearing up for a Safe Summer

By 19 December 2014
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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 communit...

Canberra Centre Parking Machines – Out of Order

By 19 December 2014 6

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...

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Early Intervention Open Day today

By 17 November 2014

Minister for Disability Joy Burch is encouraging families of young children with disability, autism or developmental delay to attend today’s Early Intervention Open Day to meet new service providers who will be operating in the ACT from next year. “Today’s event gives families the chance t...

Community Council to consider Light rail, Mr Fluffy

By 17 November 2014

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...

The quiet and important work of official visitors

By 17 November 2014
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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 ho...

Positive response to next stage of ‘Mr Fluffy’ buyback

By 17 November 2014 3
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More than 300 homeowners have already registered to have their homes valued as part of the ACT Government’s buyback program for houses affected by loose fill ‘Mr Fluffy’ ...

Drunk driver leaves trail of destruction

By 17 November 2014

ACT Policing apprehended a 47-year-old Harrison man for impaired driving after his vehicle collided with several objects in Franklin yesterday (Sunday November 16). About 5:15pm, police attended Petherick Street, Franklin, following a report of a single vehicle collision. Police located a heavily...

World AIDS Day Free Community BBQ Breakfast

By 17 November 2014

Please join us at the World AIDS Day Market on Monday 1 December in Garema Place in the City.  This event will include a free community BBQ breakfast provided by the AIDS Action Council, information and education stalls and entertainment.  The event is designed to raise awareness in the community ...

Movember Market This Saturday

By 17 November 2014
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Local food and fashion collaboration, Hustle&Scout and The Forage, will present a Movember charity drive at their final market event for the year this Saturday, 22 November. ...

Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids and West Elm NOW OPEN in the

By 17 November 2014 1
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Canberra Outlet Centre is proud to be the first retail destination in Canberra to welcome iconic American kitchen and homewares brands Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Pottery Ba...

Remembrance Day – Remember who to blame!

By 17 November 2014 46
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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. ...

House fire at Hughes

By 17 November 2014 1

Firefighters are working to extinguish a fire in a three bedroom house in Lynch Street, Hughes Fire has engulfed the front part of the house and the roof of the house has collapsed. No neighbouring structures are under threat at this time. Three fire pumpers are on scene with the Breathing...

15 calls for help following wet weather

By 16 November 2014

The ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) has received a total of 15 calls for help today following the wet weather. ACT SES volunteers and crews from ACT Fire & Rescue have attended to mostly leaking roofs and window sills across a widespread area of Canberra. Minor damage reported only. Re...

Building in Googong

By 16 November 2014 16

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?...

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