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Mitchell, Barton, and Higgins burns

By 30 August 2013

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 [...]

Parking squeeze for Telopea Park

By 13 August 2013

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 [...]

Barton taxi smash

By 28 July 2013

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 [...]

LOST: keys on Blackall St, Barton

By 9 July 2013

Hi everyone,
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 [...]

Barton bus station out for tender?

By 26 March 2013

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.

Good food in Barton?

By 23 January 2013

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 [...]

Barton bin fire leads to evacuation

By 17 December 2012

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.
1:17 PM

Building has heavy smoke logging.
Minimal [...]

Barton fire

By 19 September 2012

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.
Minimal damage.
Five staff have been evacuated from the eight storey residential /commercial building as a precaution whilst crews carry out air monitoring [...]

Parking Barton Style

By 24 August 2012

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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Barton oil slick

By 18 July 2012

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 [...]

Parking Barton Style

By 25 June 2012

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.

Your thoughts wanted on Immigration Place

By 3 May 2012

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 [...]

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 Barton Parking gets ever tighter

By 27 March 2012

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 [...]

Bog fire at Telopea High

By 5 December 2011

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 [...]

Monarch or Realm?

By 5 November 2011

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 [...]

Parking in Barton?

By 17 October 2011

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?

Wild pursuit through parts north and south

By 16 September 2011

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 [...]

APS department paying its employees’ FBT?

By 16 August 2011

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 [...]

Inner South crime spree

By 22 June 2011

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 [...]

Cyclist down in Barton

By 8 June 2011

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 [...]

Motorbike parking in Barton

By 3 June 2011

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 [...]

More parking the problem according to the Greens

By 1 June 2011

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 [...]

Big Barton Block goes under the hammer tomorrow

By 30 May 2011

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.
? [...]

Parking in Barton- where?

By 1 March 2011

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 [...]

Doma Group sub-contractor massively busted for illegal workers

By 16 February 2011

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 [...]

Slaves to their wages – Street art Barton style

By 2 February 2011

DoppelFrog spotted this one in Barton off Brisbane Avenue and thought it profound.
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Minter Ellison building evacuated due to faulty aircon motor

By 1 February 2011

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 [...]

Parliamentary zone parking consultation comes to an end

By 13 December 2010

The NCA is giving you one last chance to be consulted on parking in the Parliamentary Zone:
The committee is urging everyone who uses the areas to comment on the parking management options outlined in the discussion paper.
‘Public comments will be included in a consultation report, and will assist in developing policy options for parking [...]

Barton Parking on the table

By 24 November 2010

The National Capital Authority is giving scant warning that tonight they’re holding a public information sessions on the parking options for Russell, Barton and the Parliamentary Zone.
An intergovernmental committee on parking, comprising representatives from six Australian Government and three ACT Government departments, released a discussion paper earlier this month. Public feedback is sought on [...]

The Burbury Hotel, not associated with Burberry

By 13 November 2010

According to this press release on the website of the Hotel Realm, local developer the Doma Group will next year open a second hotel in Barton, just next to the Hotel Realm.
The five star Hotel Realm developed by the Doma Group will soon welcome the new 4.5 star Burbury Hotel to the Realm precinct – situated directly [...]

Barton paid parking not a runaway success

By 12 October 2010

The Canberra Times has the sad news that the Morris Property Group car park in Barton is running somewhat under capacity:
Yesterday at lunchtime only about 100 of the 612 bays were in use.
Nearby workers have been parking in side streets and on vacant land in Barton and Parkes to avoid paying.
Morris Property Group director [...]

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