Tag Archives: belconnen

Jobs to stay in Belco

Belconnen Jobs - article by Kim Fischer

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection has announced that it is looking forward to “continuing its relationship with the Belconnen community” after cancelling the tender for its headquarters project. The tender had opened the possibility for up to 4000 workers to be moved out of Belconnen to the city or Canberra Airport.
Victory has been a [...]

Have your say: draft Belconnen Town Centre Master Plan

By 2 October 2015

The Belconnen Community Council had a very active role in facilitating community engagement in initial consultations on what should be in the Belconnen Town Centre Master Plan. The eagerly awaited draft Master Plan has now been released and this again presents an important opportunity to have your say on issues you feel strongly about – [...]

A new look for Belco?

Belconnen Master Plan aerial view

Do you think the CIT Bruce campus should move to be next to Westfield Belconnen? Do you want 18-storey high-rises on the sites of the old Belconnen Remand Centre?
Consultation officially starts today on the draft Belconnen Town Centre Master Plan. It’s an important document that will shape both Belconnen and the broader ACT for the [...]

The case for smarter public school planning in the ACT


The ACT’s public school system is one we can be rightly proud of. However, as Canberra’s housing density increases, many of our city’s public schools are struggling to meet demand.
In the last few years, Belconnen and Bruce‘s populations have increased by a quarter. The number of 0-4 year olds in the area has increased by over [...]

Child located after Belconnen abduction

By 14 August 2015

ACT Policing would like to thank NSW Police Force and the community for their assistance in locating an 18-month-old girl who was abducted yesterday afternoon from a house in Belconnen.
After an extensive police operation during which ACT Policing worked closely with the NSW Police Force, the child was located by NSW Police about 9.15am this morning in [...]

Witnesses sought to alleged abduction in Belconnen

By 13 August 2015

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses following the alleged abduction of an 18-month-old girl in Belconnen this afternoon (Thursday, 13 August).
About 12.35pm, ACT Policing received a report that a man entered the Barnados Care House in Belconnen armed with a knife and possible imitation firearm and abducted the child.
The mother of the child; 18-year-old, Melinda Kringle, [...]

Where can I find good coffee in Belconnen?

Ask Riot

I’ve recently started working in Belconnen and I’m yet to find a really great coffee shop nearby. Any suggestions?
I really liked Lava when I worked in Phillip, as well as Two Hands, ONA and Celestinos when I was in Fyshwick. Where in Belconnen serves up a comparable flat white?
All suggestions welcome.

Witnesses sought to aggravated robbery in Belconnen

By 23 June 2015

ACT Policing is investigating an aggravated robbery that occurred at the Bottle-O bottle shop on Luxton Street in Belconnen on Monday night (22 June).
At about 10.30pm a man entered the shop armed with a meat cleaver and demanded money from the cashier. The offender then left with the cash-till and other stolen items from the [...]

Belconnen pair summonsed over drug import via mail


ACT Policing will summons a 20-year-old Belconnen man and his 20-year-old female partner to court over the illegal importation of a controlled substance.
In late May, Australian Customs and Border Protection Service intercepted a mail consignment from China. Examination of the package revealed two of the six packages contained a commercial quantity (1050 grams) of a [...]

Did you see a collision in Belconnen last week?


ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a collision that occurred at the intersection of Eastern Valley way and Cameron Avenue, Belconnen last Thursday afternoon (28 May).
About 12.46pm police attended the scene after reports of a collision between a silver Ford Futura and a Silver Toyota Aurion.
Anyone who may have witnessed the collision or were in [...]

Belconnen Arts Centre launches Pozible funding campaign


Want to transform Belconnen Arts Centre into the creative hub of North West Canberra?
The Belconnen Arts Centre has received funding of $8000 from Creative Partnerships Australia, which is dependent on Belconnen Arts Centre separately raising $8000. Essentially every donation you make as part of this Pozible campaign will be doubled.
If you donate ten dollars – that [...]

Boy, 12, missing from Belconnen area

By 15 May 2015
MB - Missing boy

UPDATE: ACT Policing says the boy has been located safe and well (11.30am Friday 15 May).
ACT Policing is seeking the public’s assistance to locate a 12-year-old boy, missing since yesterday evening (Thursday, May 14).
The North-side boy did not return home from school yesterday and was last seen at 8.30pm yesterday in Belconnen, at the traffic lights [...]

Local sports club profile – Canberra City Gymnastics Club


As one of the only all-ages gymnastics club in Canberra’s north, places at Belconnen’s Canberra City Gymnastics Club are in hot demand.
It’s only the end of the first week of the new school term, but Canberra City Gymnastics Club office staff member Ann Dawson says classes across all age groups are almost completely booked out.
“We [...]

Cheap eats – Pho Hub (Belconnen)

pho hub interior

As the weather gets cooler, there’s nothing quite like a steaming bowl of Vietnamese pho for a hearty and cheap meal, which is how I ended up at Pho Hub on Benjamin Way for this week’s cheap eats.
Despite working just around the corner, I only discovered Pho Hub last week. Apparently it has a very [...]

Witnesses sought to two armed robberies in Belconnen

robbery belconnen

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to two armed robberies that occurred last night (Monday, March 23) in Belconnen.
Around 9.45pm two males smashed the locked front glass door at Kingsley’s Chicken, Rae Street, and entered, armed with knives.
One male guarded three customers, who were still inside the restaurant, while the other entered the kitchen area, taking [...]

Witnesses sought after driver flees police

nissan pulsar police wrap

ACT Policing is seeking information from the public after a vehicle fled from police during a routine traffic stop yesterday (Sunday, 15 March 2015).
Around 11:45am yesterday, police attempted to perform a traffic stop on a white Nissan Pulsar in Belconnen. The driver failed to stop for police, and a pursuit commenced.

The vehicle fled through the [...]

Cheap eats – L’Artista (Belconnen)

By 25 February 2015 FEATURED ARTICLE
L'Artista sign

When Zeffirelli’s on Belconnen’s Chandler Street closed down last year, Alan Myburgh (who also owns Nutmeg Catering) opened Italian restaurant L’Artista in its place.
Like Zeffirelli’s, L’Artista specialises in reasonably priced homemade pizza, pasta, seafood and meat dishes, though I’d say L’Artista targets a slightly more upmarket clientele than Zeffirelli’s did. At any rate, it’s Italian food, and [...]

First look – SkyFit trampoline fitness classes

By 10 February 2015
skyfit belconnen

If you don’t like to have fun unless there’s a tangible, measurable health benefit (i.e. you’re the sort of person who doesn’t eat fairy bread at birthday parties and plays Wii Fit instead of real video games), I have four words for you: Indoor trampoline fitness classes.
Indoor trampoline park Sky Zone opened at Westfield Belconnen [...]

Playground review – John Knight Park (Belconnen)

Snake equipment

The John Knight Memorial Park on the shores of Lake Ginninderra is a potential wonderland for Canberra families. Whether you want to ride scooters, watch ducks or have a turn on the flying fox, John Knight has it all. This week I had some older experts, Josh (11 years) and Sophie (8 years), to show me [...]

Good barber in Belconnen?

By 7 February 2015
Ask Riot

Can anyone recommend a good barber in the Belconnen area, please?
For many years my husband went to a fantastic barber in Cook but unfortunately he sold his business and it is now a women’s hairdresser.  He went into the Belconnen Mall this morning and came home scalped!
Would appreciate any recommendations very much.

Where can I buy a Turducken?

By 22 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Ask Riot

Have my heart set on having a turducken for Christmas lunch.   But have drawn a blank on finding where I can buy one. Am hoping your collective knowledge will be able to point me in the right direction, preferably in the Belconnen area.

Belconnen Community Council AGM 2014

By 18 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Agenda for Annual General Meeting – 18 November 2014.
Venue: 7:30pm at the Community Room, Belconnen Library (upstairs)
1. Welcome & Apologies
2. AGM

Acceptance of 2013 AGM Minutes
Report from the Chair
Appointment of the Auditor
Report from the Treasurer

The BCC received the following nominations for vacant committee positions at the 2014 AGM. All nominations are from members eligible to serve [...]

Woman to face court on multiple fraud charges

By 10 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

A 32-year-old Florey woman will face the ACT Magistrates Court this morning (Monday, November 10) on multiple fraud and theft charges.
Police executed a search warrant on the woman’s home yesterday morning, seizing a number of stolen property items.
The woman was taken into custody and charged with fraud related offences which were committed in Charnwood, Florey [...]

New walk-in centres prove popular in first months

By 28 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Chief Minister and Minister for Health Katy Gallagher has released new figures that show a strong take-up of services at the new Belconnen and Tuggeranong nurse-led Walk-in Centres, with 9310 presentations since their opening in June 2014. This is compared with 5,737 presentations for the same date range in 2013 at Canberra Hospital Walk-in-Centre.
“Canberrans have [...]

Looking for a Dentist

By 26 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

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.

Two juveniles apprehended after rock thrown at moving vehicle

By 2 October 2014

ACT Policing has apprehended two juveniles after a rock was thrown at a moving vehicle in Belconnen (Thursday, 2 October).
Around midnight last night, police were called to Emu Bank, Belconnen after reports that a rock had smashed the windscreen of a vehicle.
Three youths were seen near where the incident had occurred, and the group fled [...]

Man to be charged; use carrier service to harass/offend

By 23 September 2014

A 22-year-old Belconnen man will face the ACT Magistrates Court today (23 September) regarding a series of offences involving stalking and the use of a carrier service to harass and offend.
Through investigating this incident, ACT Policing’s Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Team (SACAT) has become aware that there may be further unknown victims deceived through [...]

Police investigate fatal collision in Belconnen

By 20 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing is investigating a single vehicle collision off Kirinari Street, Belconnen today (Saturday, 20 September).
About 10am this morning, security at the University of Canberra discovered a car that had crashed into a building on campus. It appears the collision occurred sometime overnight.
A young man believed to be in his 20′s was the single occupant [...]

Future Transport in Belconnen – BCC September Forum

By 16 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 16 September 2014 at 7:30 pm; ] The September 2014 Belconnen Community Council Public Forum will be held at:

7.30pm, Tuesday 16 September 2014 in the
Community Room above the Belconnen Library
Chandler Street, Belconnen

The meeting will commence with Council business and a brief update on amendments to the BCC Constitution.

“Future Transport in Belconnen”.

Capital Metro representatives will discuss light rail Stage 2 and beyond, [...]

Pond death under investigation

By 9 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing’s Criminal Investigations detectives are seeking the assistance of witnesses who could help in determining how a young Korean national was found deceased in a pond near his Belconnen residence on Tuesday morning (September 2).
The 22-year-old Korean man was last seen when he was dropped off by a friend outside his apartment complex in [...]

Man arrested for sexual assault after using fake online profile

By 9 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

A 22-year-old Belconnen man has been arrested after creating a fictitious social media profile of a young woman to commit a sexual assault against another man.
The alleged offender used a fictitious Facebook profile to communicate with the 18-year-old victim over a period of time. As part of this communication, the man sent the [...]

Public property defaced; man arrested

By 20 August 2014

Last night (August 19) ACT Policing arrested a 62-year-old man of no fixed abode after several incidents of public amenities being defaced with faeces in John Knight Park, Belconnen.
Throughout August, several incidents of property damage were reported by Territory and Municipal Services staff to ACT Policing. All incidents involved faeces smeared across public amenities in [...]

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