ACT Policing is investigating a suspicious package located in the canteen area of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) in Barton this afternoon (Tuesday, December 16).
About 1.45pm, ACT Policing received the report of the suspicious package at DFAT on John McEwen Crescent.
ACT Policing provided a coordinated response and cordoned the area as a [...]
Hello, my wife and I are new to Canberra – recently moved from Greece – Can you please suggest an excellent Dentist in Belconnen Town Centre or Barton area? Would be ideal to find a friendly dentist and hygienist in the same practice. Thank you all.
Firefighters have evacuated approximately 200 workers as a precaution from Pharmacy House, National Circuit and Brisbane Ave, Barton, following a water leak on the top floor.
Crews were alerted to the water leak in the Plant Room following an Emergency Triple Zero (000) call at 1.03pm.
The leak is currently being isolated by ACT Fire & Rescue [...]
Tomorrow, Saturday 31 August, 2013, weather permitting, The ACT Rural Fire Service (ACTRFS) will conduct two hazard reduction burns at Mitchell and Barton, with a private landholder also conducting a hazard reduction burn at Higgins.
Tomorrow, the ACTRFS Gungahlin Brigade will conduct three small pile burns near Thoroughbred Park on the corner of Randwick and Flemington [...]
TAMS have announced they’re changing the parking in Barton around Telopea Park:
“From Monday 19 August 2013, parking on the west side of Telopea Park will be prohibited,” Ken Marshall, acting Director of Roads ACT said today.
“Currently, vehicles are parking on the side of the road along Telopea Park which restricts the space available for [...]
ACT Policing’s Collision Investigation and Reconstruction team are investigating the cause of a collision between a taxi and a car in Barton last night (Saturday, July 27).
At about 11pm last night, a silver Toyota Hiace taxi was approaching the intersection of Morshead Drive and Russell Drive, westbound when it collided with a white Ford Falcon [...]
I was in a rush this morning and I seemed to have dropped my keys on Blackall St, Barton.
I retraced my steps to no avail
The keyring has one car key and remote, one house key, and one pair of blue ear plugs (Etymotic ER-20).
If anyone has seen them or picked them up, I would [...]
NotDingers has pointed out a rather interesting tender:
Description: Construction: Barton Bus Station
It’s certainly long needed down around National Circuit and Kings Avenue where the buses can really stack up at home time.
Rhetorical question really. Quite a few good cafes although many are hidden in office blocks.
But a few months ago Pride of Asia opened on the corner of National Circuit and Bligh St, opposite the Hotel Kurrajong. This place is fantastic. Good cheap tasty Asian food, with a choice of four premade hot dishes plus [...]
ACT Fire & Rescue has extinguished a fire in an indoor garbage bin at an office building on National Circuit, Barton.
Approximately 400 people have been evacuated as a precaution.
Crews are now conducting ventilation and atmospheric monitoring operations.
Two fire pumpers on scene with the Hazardous Materials Unit and a Command Vehicle.
Building has heavy smoke logging.
ACT Fire & Rescue on scene at Bourke Street, Barton following an electrical fire in a ceiling light fitting.
ACT Fire & Rescue crews have extinguished the fire which was contained to the light fitting.
Five staff have been evacuated from the eight storey residential /commercial building as a precaution whilst crews carry out air monitoring [...]
This in from Johnno:
Snapped earlier this week.
Perhaps he thought parking between the “lines” meant between Lyons ACT and Lyons QLD?
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And it’s not from lobbyists hair product!
The ABC has the story on efforts to keep a building site oil spill from getting into the lake:
Containment booms have been placed across drains in Barton to prevent a serious oil spill from reaching nearby Lake Burley Griffin.
It is believed the oil spill started at a renovation [...]
Attached are a few images from a short walk today in Barton.
There were also at least four cars parked on “Keep Clear” grids, and more parked near No Parking signs.
Good to see Govco’s new bust timetable having a good effect.
The National Capital Authority is asking for your feedback on the successor to Immigration Bridge.
Our working title of Immigration Thing has for some reason been rejected and instead we’re being offered Immigration Place.
Immigration Place Australia (IPA), proponent of the monument, is asking the community to help identify important issues to be considered and addressed [...]
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 NCA are moving in on the acres of free parking around Barton enjoyed by our nation’s public servants.
The National Capital Authority (NCA) will commence upgrade works to the State Circle, Brisbane Avenue and Windsor Walk car parks in Barton on 2 April 2012.
The modifications will formalise the Windsor Walk car park and inhibit the [...]
ACT Fire & Rescue has extinguished a small fire in the male toilet block at Telopea Park High School, New South Wales Crescent, Barton.
Several hundred staff and students safely self evacuated as a precaution.
Three pumpers on scene with the Breathing Apparatus vehicle, Hazardous materials unit and two command vehicles.
Crews conducting air monitoring and ventilation and [...]
A friend is very interested in a couple of flats (or units, or apartments as they’re called now), one in The Monarch, Turner, and the other in Realm, Barton.
Other than the grandiose names, does anyone know what these developments are like, building-quality wise? Noisy? Minimal meth-labs? Stuff breaking down?
Any scuttle-butt (or praise) would be useful [...]
So our office is re-locating to Barton near Brisbane Ave and whilst we are being re-assured that parking is not a problem, some have heard otherwise.
Can any Rioters share their experiences?
ACT Policing is calling for witnesses to a pursuit yesterday (Thursday 15 September) through parts of Canberra.
About 10:25pm police attempted to stop a gold coloured Mazda 323 with one headlight travelling northbound on Drakeford Drive. The vehicle failed to stop and a pursuit ensued.
The pursuit continued through Kambah, Waramanga, Weston, and Curtin. Stop sticks were [...]
I was told by an APS colleague today that his (1000+) department in Parkes/Barton actually pays the parking-equivalent FBT for its employees, who have free parking both underground and in a boom-gated carpark.
There is $7 a day parking within 200m. Is this private-enterprisish subsidy part of the bargaining arrangements?
They don’t appear to [...]
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to multiple car break ins in Barton, as well as property damage to a school in Griffith overnight.
Around 7.50pm last night (Tuesday, June 21), police attended Macquarie Street in Barton following reports of a group of men attempting to steal a car from a car park.
Police also located property damage [...]
A 47-year-old Fadden man is recovering in The Canberra Hospital after being hit by a car while riding his bicycle earlier this morning (Wednesday, June 8).
About 7.35am the man was cycling along Kings Avenue in Barton when a silver Mitsubishi Magna collided with him. The driver of the Magna fled the scene without stopping.
The cyclist [...]
I just thought fellow rioters of the two wheeled variety* might like to know there is a new motorbike parking area adjacent the Edmund Everythings Barton Bloody Building Broken on the Ottoman Cuisine side. Converted from a loading zone sometime this week there was not a motorbike in sight this morning.
*I mean the proper two [...]
The Greens’ Amanda Bresnan is concerned that construction of 500 parking places in the Parliamentary Triangle will be bad for transport.
“It might seem like the sale of land in the Parliamentary Triangle for a 500-space car space is a positive move, but we think that in the long run this will only entrench Canberra’s transport [...]
The Land Development Agency are advertising a large commercial auction in Barton tomorrow.
Surrounded by prestigious office buildings with views to and from Parliament House, this large site of 6,554m2 is ideally suited for a mixed-use development incorporating a car parking structure.
? Multi-use development site comprising a minimum 900 car spaces plus bicycle and motorcycle spaces.
Anyone have any ideas of where I can park near the Hotel Realm end of National Cct and be relatively certain of getting a park each day? More than happy to pay for the carpark (either $x per day or lease it on a more long term basis).
Unfortunately, public transport is not an option [...]
The ABC has a story on 28 illegal immigrant workers found on a Barton building site working for the Doma Group.
A spokesman for the head construction company Doma Group says it has been fully cooperating with the department and has taken all appropriate steps to prevent illegal workers on its sites.
Unions say illegal workers are [...]
DoppelFrog spotted this one in Barton off Brisbane Avenue and thought it profound.
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ACT Fire Brigade on scene at Minter Ellison Building, National Crt Barton investigating a smell of smoke on the first floor.
Crews on scene have found no fire, however a smell of smoke in the area.
Building has been evacuated.
Three pumpers on scene with the Breathing Apparatus Van, Bronto Hydraulic Platform and a command [...]