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The Brunch Run – The Cupping Room (Civic)


The Cupping Room in Civic is probably one of Canberra’s most popular cafes. Whenever I drive past, tables are always full and sometimes there’s even a line out the door. I had family in town last weekend and decided to take them here for breakfast.
We arrived quite early, about 7.50am. I thought the cafe had [...]

Asbestos risk after Acton tunnel collapse

By 20 October 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

A 1km exclusion zone has been established around Acton Tunnel on Parkes Way to manage asbestos risk after its collapse this morning. Emergency services are advising Canberrans to expect delays on our roads this afternoon (see below for details of redirections).
The tunnel collapsed after an excavator on the back of a loader ripped 60 metres [...]

Cheap eats – Miss Vân’s Street Food (Westside)

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The first of Westside’s food vendors are open for business. Even if you’re sceptical about the much maligned pop-up village concept, it’s worth checking out for a cheap and easy lunch.
This was my first visit to Westside, and I was surprised at how quiet it was, particularly for a sunny weekday lunchtime. Most of [...]

Male cyclist treated for injuries

By 27 August 2014

Firefighters from ACT Fire & Rescue and ACT Ambulance Service intensive care paramedics are currently on scene at Barry Drive and Clunies Ross Street, Acton following a bicycle collision.
ACT Ambulance Service intensive care paramedics are treating the male cyclist, aged in his 50′s, for a head injury and a chest injury. The male patient will [...]

NBN terminated

By 30 October 2013

Kate Lundy is drawing attention to the Liberals yanking the rug out from under the feet of those already signed up for NBN connection:
The Abbott Government has terminated the National Broadband Network’s fibre rollout in multiple Canberra suburbs, leaving local residents and businesses having to rely on last century’s copper for their broadband.
The rollouts [...]

Fire in The ApARTments

By 2 June 2013

ACT Fire & Rescue is on the scene of a fire at the top of a high rise apartment building at Acton.
Multiple units including three fire pumpers and the bronto aerial appliance were responded to the The Apartments building on Marcus Clarke Street after the alarm was raised just after 5 o’clock.
Firefighters located a small [...]

Assault near Mr Spokes at the Lake

By 16 April 2013

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an alleged assault near the shores of Lake Burley Griffin last week.
Sometime between 8.30pm and 10.30pm on Sunday, April 7, a woman was assaulted near Mr Spokes Bike Hire on Lake Burley Griffin.
A number of people were seen in the area at the time and police are appealing for [...]

Road closures in Acton, Barton, Kingston, Parkes, Forrest and Griffith this weekend

By 11 April 2013

For your information Rioters.
The ACT Government wishes to advise motorists and other road users that there will be a number of temporary road closures this weekend associated with the 2013 Australian Running Festival and AFL at Manuka Oval.
Road closures will be in place from 5 am Saturday 13 April 2013 to 4 pm Sunday [...]

More globe changes in the Acton Tunnel


Roads ACT are warning that they’re undertaking more alarming changes to the lights in the Acton tunnel:
Work to complete the second phase of lighting upgrades in Acton tunnel will be undertaken over the weekends of Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 April 2013, and Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 April 2013, Tony Gill, Director, Roads ACT, [...]

NBN coming to Civic

By 25 January 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Andrew Leigh has announced the Civic rollout of the National Broadband Network:
In around 12 months’ time, people in Civic will be able to start connecting to the National Broadband Network. The map shows that NBN fibre is being rolled out Civic, Acton and parts of Braddon which will allow more residents access to faster, affordable [...]

Did you see the Parkes Way rollover?

By 10 December 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

ACT Policing is investigating a single vehicle collision which occurred early this morning (Monday December 10).
Around 5.15am, police attended a collision on Parkes Way after a car rolled-over near the off-ramp to Clunies Ross Street, Acton.
When they arrived at the scene police found a black Honda Accord down an embankment with one man trapped inside [...]

Attempted rape at ANU. Possibly part of a series

By 23 November 2012

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an indecent assault which occurred last night (Thursday, November 22) in Acton.
At about 9.40pm, a 20-year-old woman was walking along Daley Road when a man approached her from behind, restraining her with both arms and pinned her against a wall. The man attempted to indecently assault the woman. [...]

Do you know this alleged sex offender?

By 17 October 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

ACT Policing has released CCTV of a man they believe is responsible for the indecent assault of two women last Friday night (October 12).
The man is alleged to have approached the women from behind and indecently assaulted them while they were walking in the Acton area.
Police believe he also followed a third woman as she [...]

Parking Acton style Part 2

By 17 August 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

Following my Parking Acton style post a few days ago, here is an update.
Drivers are now lining up in threes to prevent motorcyclists from using the parking places designated for such vehicles. As you can see in the photo all three got booked but only one saved $13 by not paying for parking.

Parking Acton style

By 11 August 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

This clown was parked in the motorcycle only parking area in Acton. I had to park behind him in the only remaining spot left.
It costs $13 per day in that carpark and he had a valid ticket but still got booked. Why would you park illegally AND buy a ticket as well?
[Got an image of [...]

McCaughey Road closed this weekend, disruptions on Uriarra and Brindabella Road

By 26 July 2012

Territory and Municipal Services have let us know that McCaughey Street in Turner will be closing this weekend for work on the Belconnen to City Transitway.
The ACT Government wishes to advise motorists and other road users that McCaughey Street, between Barry Drive and Masson Street in Turner, will be closed from 1 am Saturday 28 [...]

Robbery at Lake Burley Griffin

By 24 July 2012

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery which occurred yesterday evening (Monday, July 23) in Acton.
Around 5.40pm a 26-year-old man was jogging along the bicycle path that runs along-side Lake Burley Griffin, parallel to Lawson Crescent in Acton, when he was confronted by a man. The man pushed the victim against the wall [...]

Clunies Ross Street closing down for the weekend

By 20 July 2012

Territory and Municipal Services are warning that Clunies Ross Street in Acton has to close this weekend for work on stormwater drains.
The ACT Government wishes to advise motorists and other road users that Clunies Ross Street in Acton, between Barry Drive and Julius Road, will be closed from 6 am Saturday 21 July 2012 to [...]

Black Mountain burn Tuesdsay

By 30 April 2012

The ACT Territory and Municipal Services Directorate (TAMS) will conduct a controlled burn tomorrow, Tuesday 1 May, 2012, weather permitting, in bushland within the Black Mountain Nature Reserve, adjacent to Black Mountain Drive, Acton.
The ACT Handy Map grid reference for the burn is K11.
[Courtesy ESA]

Five more playgrounds to get the works

By 27 April 2012

Katy Gallagher is letting us know who’s getting the next round of playground renewal:
“The ACT Government has allocated $1 million to the 2011-12 Playground Safety Program which will include upgrades to the play spaces on Muller Street in Yarralumla, Rosman Circuit in Gilmore, Gibbs and Crafer Places in Kambah, and the giant slide at Point [...]

Road closures for the Australian Running Festival

By 12 April 2012

Territory and Municipal Services are warning about their road closures to support the Australian Running Festival:
These road closures will affect participants and visitors to the Auto Italia car show and the Kingston old bus depot markets. Motorists are asked to factor possible delays into their travel time or find alternative routes.
Road closures will be in [...]

The biter of Childers Street strikes

By 10 January 2012

A 53-year-old Melba woman was arrested yesterday (Monday, January 9) after biting a police officer who pulled her over for a traffic stop.
About noon, the police officer identified the woman not wearing a seat belt while driving a white Mazda 626 on Childers Street in Acton.
The woman became belligerent and uncooperative toward police when requested [...]

Here and Now on London Circuit. Public Art

By 9 December 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

This intriguing work on the Acton end of London Circuit was installed in October but I only came across it today.
They look like they’ve been to the races.

Fire at the CSIRO

By 23 October 2011

The ACT Fire Brigade is on scene at CSIRO Taxonomy Building in Acton following reports of smoke coming from the building.
Update to follow.
2:10pm Sunday 23 October 2011

Firefighters have extinguished a fire located on the ground floor of the building on Science Drive.
The fire was located in a lift motor.
A large amount of smoke has filled [...]

ANU speed limits

By 5 September 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

Now that everyone is excited about road signs and Australian standards, I though I would submit a photo of my favourites – 3 signs, 3 speeds, all within 15m of each other.
Leading up to the 40km/h sign the speed limit is either 50 or 60km/h (I’m not sure), meaning the speed limit goes 60, [...]

Bow down before our new scientific overlords

By 31 August 2011

The Canberra Times has news of plans by the CSIRO to use its wireless patent billions to build a mighty fortress of science in Acton employing over 10,000 people.
The CSIRO has flagged ambitious plans to establish a billion-dollar agricultural sciences and plant genetics precinct in Canberra that could create up to 10,000 science jobs.
The world-class [...]

Burn at the Botanic Gardens

By 23 August 2011

The ESA advise they’re doing a burn at the Botanic Gardens tomorrow.
Usual caveats apply.

The Australia Forum to get $1 million of ACT Government money

By 11 April 2011

Chief Minister Stanhope has announced that he’s stumping up $1 million for a feasability study of the Acton lake shore hosting “The Australia Forum” a planned convention centre megaplex.
Mr Stanhope said the ACT Government would allocate funding in next month’s budget to explore the feasibility of the project as part of a possible West Basin [...]

The Australia Forum to glitter upon the lake?


The Canberra Business Council has released a scoping study for a Darling Harbour like development for the West Basin of Lake Burley Griffin. This follows a media release last year.
The Australia Forum will be a worldclass institution that caters for significant meetings, dialogue, cultural events and other occasions of national importance appropriately held in the [...]

Predators on Childers Street

By 10 February 2011

ACT Policing has released CCTV vision of an assault that occurred on Friday, November 19, 2010 along Childers Street, Acton.
The assault took place around 3.00am near the entrance of Davey Lodge on Childers Street and involved 3 males assaulting the 21-year-old male victim.
The victim sustained a number of injuries, including a fractured eye socket and [...]

New cinema for Civic

By 5 February 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

The Canberra Times reports that Palace Cinemas are going to open an eight screen operation in the Nishi building at Acton which will radically reshape the landscape of Civic.
Australia’s largest independent operator, Palace proposes a wider diversity of films, filling a void in Canberra left after Electric Shadows closed in Civic in 2006.

Palace’s executive [...]

Australia Day Sunset

By 26 January 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

So this was the view my friends and I had as we downed Coopers Pale, swam, and listened to a very mediocre Hottest 100 before the fireworks.
Some people don’t like Canberra and I just don’t get it.
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