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Dunne demands return of Belconnen bus services

By 9 May 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Vicki Dunne has demanded the ACT government restore Belconnen bus services in the interests of elderly residents.
The Speaker of the ACT Legislative Assembly and the Liberal member for Ginninderra tabled a petition on Monday calling for ACTION bus services and covered stops to be restored on Burkitt Street in Page.
Residents of nearby retirement villages relied on these [...]

Lathlain now – For a better Belconnen

By 13 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Lathlain Street sign

One of the most audacious features of the proposed Belconnen Town Centre Master Plan is to transform Lathlain Street into a pedestrian friendly promenade. The Master Plan positions “the Lath” as the premier Belconnen destination, host to shops, markets, live music, street festivals, and other entertainment options as well as health, education and community services.
With [...]

Building underway for new hospital at Bruce

By 8 February 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
University of Canberra Public Hospital

Construction officially began today on the $139 million University of Canberra Public Hospital at Bruce.
The hospital will be the ACT’s first specialist sub-acute hospital, focusing entirely on services such as rehabilitation and mental health care and supporting people who may be managing ongoing health conditions or recovering from surgery. It is expected to be completed [...]

Belconnen incident ‘a routine police operation’

By 27 January 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Police have dismissed social media reports of a siege involving a gunman in Belconnen Town Centre this morning, describing the incident as a routine police operation that was now resolved and assuring Canberrans they held no concerns for public safety.
A spokesperson for ACT Policing said the operation took place on Chandler Street in Belconnen between [...]

Ask RiotACT: Belconnen-area primary schools

By 19 December 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Ask RiotACT

I am moving to Canberra in the new year and will be working in Belconnen, so I am looking at the surrounding suburbs. Are there any recommendations for primary schools in that general area?
I would like to avoid the schools where bullying is more likely to be a problem (obviously).

‘Dragon’s teeth’ road markings for school zones at Macquarie, Macgregor

By 9 December 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Dragon's teeth

The ACT Government is trialling a new style of triangular road markings called dragon’s teeth to encourage safer driving on roads around primary schools at Macquarie and Macgregor.
The road markings are placed in pairs on each side of the road to provide a visual narrowing and increase the awareness of motorists as they enter [...]

Walk, cycle and Park & Ride upgrades in works

By 24 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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The ACT Government is conducting feasibility studies and undertaking design work to improve walking and cycling connections in Woden, Tuggeranong and Belconnen, and has added 30 new parking spaces to the Park & Ride facility at the Tuggeranong Bus Station.
There were already 58 spots at Tuggeranong but they were among the most highly used of [...]

The Brunch Run: Black Pepper Cafe

By 31 October 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Black Pepper

Across the road from the Belconnen Arts Centre and with pretty views of Lake Ginninderra, Black Pepper scores highly on location.
It also meets my key criteria for a brunch venue: it offers all day breakfast on weekends. Commit this to memory for the next time you need a late morning fry up after a big [...]

Five to try: Canberra ice creameries this summer

By 16 October 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Photo credit: @thishungrybunny

With summer on the horizon and 30 degree days already well and truly here, ice cream weather has arrived and I couldn’t be more excited.
To celebrate, here are 5 places to grab a sneaky ice cream while you’re out and about enjoying the warmer weather this season. 
5. Gelatissimo
With three locations in Canberra (Civic, Manuka and [...]

Jobs to stay in Belco

By 5 October 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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
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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?

By 30 September 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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

By 24 August 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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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
Police wrap

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
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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?

By 7 July 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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
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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

By 4 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Police wrap

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?

By 1 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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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

By 18 May 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

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

By 1 May 2015 FEATURED ARTICLE
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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)

By 8 April 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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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

By 24 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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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

By 16 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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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)

By 8 February 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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 [...]

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