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Belconnen apartment fire extinguished

By 29 July 2014

ACT Fire & Rescue has extinguished a fire in an apartment on Cabena Court, Belconnen.
Fire damage to one room on the first floor unit and smoke and heat damage to the apartment.
Two fire pumpers on scene along with the Breathing Apparatus Van, Hazardous Material Unit and one Commander.
Multiple Emergency Triple Zero (000) calls were received [...]

BCC July Forum: Higgns primary School redevelopment and Dog exercise areas

By 21 July 2014

[ 22 July 2014; 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ] The July 2014 Belconnen Community Council Public Forum will be held at:

7.30pm, Tuesday 22 July 2014
Community Room above the Belconnen Library
Chandler Street, Belconnen

Representatives from the Economic Development Directorate will present a summary of the community engagement activities and resultant community feedback about proposed redevelopment of the former Higgins primary school site and the adjacent decommissioned [...]

Government delivers walk-in centres to Tuggeranong and Belconnen

By 26 June 2014

Chief Minister and Minister for Health Katy Gallagher has delivered on an ACT Government election promise and has officially opened a nurse-led walk-in centre (WiC) which is located in the Tuggeranong Town Centre.
The new Tuggeranong centre follows the success of the first walk-in centre, located on the Canberra Hospital campus, which saw over approximately 63,000 [...]

Man to face court over Belconnen unit fire

By 22 April 2014

A 25-year-old Belconnen man will face the ACT Magistrates Court this morning following a fire at a unit in Belconnen last night (Monday, 21 April).
Around 6.35pm, members from Belconnen Police Station responded to a report of a disturbance in a unit in Howie Court, Belconnen. On arrival they saw a unit on fire.
ACT Fire and [...]

Belconnen Community Council Public Meeting: Does every suburb need a local centre? Why/why not?

By 17 March 2014

[ 18 March 2014; 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ] This months public meeting will be in the form of a community discussion about the future of local centres.

Belconnen is unique amongst the Canberra town districts in having so many local centres in a state of decline. Three no longer exist and six have lost their supermarket. Come along and tell us what [...]

Firebombing to get away from the cops works about as well as expected

By 18 January 2014

A man who used a homemade incendiary device in an attempt to elude police last night was arrested in Belconnen and will appear in the ACT Magistrates Court this morning (Saturday, January 18).
Around 7.25pm, police were conducting a routine patrol in the Belconnen area when they detected an orange Daewoo sedan being driven erratically.
The driver [...]

Belconnen lake-front eateries

By 29 December 2013

I’m wondering what other RiotACT-ers feel about the atmosphere and functionality/appeal of the waterfront eateries strip along Emu Bank in Belconnen. Went there yesterday late afternoon and, granted, I was hoping for a pleasant drink and perhaps a quick bite at the Lighthouse which disappointingly turned out to be closed.
But in wandering about considering the [...]

Good aftersales experience

By 24 December 2013

Its pretty common to read when you have been given some bad service, but on this occassion I would like to acknowledge the service I got from the local BCF (I have no connection whatsoever) in Belconnen, Canberra.
I recently bought a HDS 7 Touch depth sounder for fishing, and for me it was a massive [...]

Coles Belconnen is not a supermarket?

By 21 December 2013

My mother-in-law visited Coles Belconnen yesterday morning and inquired whether it sold drying racks for dishes, she could not find them. 
After having to explain what a drying rack was to the young gentleman he said they did not sell them. 
When she queried this asking of another girl might have an idea she was [...]

Shane wants your thoughts on urban 40 zones

By 16 December 2013

Mayor Rattenbury is looking for your feedback on town centre speed limits:
Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Shane Rattenbury, today invited Canberrans to provide feedback in relation to the 40 kilometre per hour (40 km/h) speed limit precincts in the Civic, Belconnen and Tuggeranong town centres.
“Following the successful introduction of reduced speed limit precincts [...]

Stay Classy Belconnen

By 9 December 2013

Grump sent us this super classy piece of graffiti.
Found this morning on my run/ride – new since Saturday.

Because I can, my favourite scene from Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy.

Belco man going down for graffiti

By 7 December 2013

A 22-year-old Belconnen man was arrested yesterday (Friday, 6 December) in relation to a spate of graffiti incidents that occurred in Belconnen in September.
On the 27 September, police received several reports from local Belconnen businesses and government departments’ of walls and windows sprayed with graffiti ‘tags’.
Police executed a warrant yesterday on a Belconnen residence where [...]

Police on the look out for Belconnen mugger

By 6 December 2013

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a robbery that occurred in Belconnen last night (Thursday, 5 December).
Around 8.15pm a 62-year-old woman was walking along Totterdell Street when approached by a man.
As the man walked past, he grabbed the woman’s handbag and a brief struggle took place before the man pushed her to the ground and [...]

Lawson auction goes swimmingly

By 3 December 2013

Andrew Barr is celebrating the great success of his Lawson auction:
The popularity of Belconnen’s newest address was demonstrated with buyers for all of the 73 residential blocks auctioned in the suburb of Lawson.
Lawson is certainly a unique offering as it is a greenfield development while at the same time also being an infill site [...]

Yogurtland: Environmental?

By 1 December 2013

Saw this gross image at the Belconnen Westfield shopping centre a while ago.
People just kept scoffing down yoghurt and throwing their recyclable containers in the full garbage, because walking to the recycling bin was too much effort.
The bin in the actual store was full, and also not a recycling bin.
Yogurtland prides itself on being environmentally-friendly. [...]

Another victim of Belconnen’s mean streets

By 19 November 2013

ACT Policing is investigating an aggravated robbery which occurred in Belconnen last night (Monday, November 18).
Around 10.10pm a man was walking along Hennessy Street when he was confronted by a man holding a knife.
The man threatened the victim with the knife and the victim dropped his backpack, causing his wallet to fall to the ground.
The [...]

Another mugging on the mean streets of Belconnen

By 18 November 2013

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses following an aggravated robbery in Belconnen last night (Sunday, November 17).
Around 11pm a man was walking along Hennessy Street when he was approached by three men.
One of the men stood in the victim’s path and asked him for a cigarette before taking his mobile phone. The men then surrounded the [...]

Belconnen mugging

By 17 November 2013

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses after a man was robbed by two men last night in Belconnen.
Around 10pm the victim was walking along the cycle path which runs behind Ranken Place when he was approached by two men of African appearance.
As the men approached the victim, one of them produced a knife and made threats. [...]

Geocon celebrate their 27 story approval for Belconnen

By 1 November 2013

Belconnen’s suddenly sprouted manhattanesque skyline is getting an even bigger 27 story tower as GEOCON have announced they’ve been successful with planning approval:
GEOCON is very excited to announce that its proposal to build Canberra’s tallest residential building has today been approved by the ACT Planning and Land Authority (ACTPLA). The approved development will be located [...]

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 [...]

Belco safety sign rampage?

By 28 October 2013

LSWCHP has noticed something a that seems a little disturbing happening in the North, anyone else spotted this?
Driving through Dunlop today on Kerrigan circuit I noticed that many of the safety signs on the road had been smashed to the ground, as shown in the attached image. There must’ve been over a dozen signs damaged [...]

Never let social media strangers lure you to Kippax Fair

By 12 October 2013

Two men will face ACT Magistrates Court this morning (Saturday, 12 October) in relation to an alleged sexual assault on Thursday, 26 September.
Police will allege the two men, aged 31 and 20, lured the victim into meeting them using a social networking application.
Upon meeting the men at Kippax Fair in Holt, the woman was driven [...]

Wils on Belconnen graff spree

By 27 September 2013

ACT Policing is investigating a spate of graffiti incidents in Belconnen overnight (Friday, September 27).
Numerous local businesses and government departments’ contacted police to report walls and windows sprayed with graffiti ‘tags’.
Businesses on the following streets in the Belconnen Town Centre were targeted; Cohen Street, Chan Street, Rae Street, Bayles Street, Josephson Street, Weedon [...]

Belconnen burn

By 24 September 2013

A private landholder will today, Tuesday 24 September, 2013, weather permitting, conduct a small hazard reduction burn on the property “Belconnen Station”, Stockdill Drive, near the Belconnen Golf Club, Holt.
The pile burns are expected to commence from 8.30am and may last through the day.
The ACT Handy Map grid reference for the Holt burn is I10.
Temporary [...]

Belconnen and Curtin burns

By 23 September 2013

A private landholder will today, Monday 23 September, 2013, weather permitting, conduct a small hazard reduction burn on the property “Belconnen Station”, Stockdill Drive, near the Belconnen Golf Club, Holt.
The pile burns are expected to commence from 8.30am and may last through the day.
The ACT Handy Map grid reference for the Holt burn is I10.
Also, [...]

Belconnen Burn

By 14 September 2013

The ACT Rural Fire Service advise a private landholder will conduct an Agricultural burn today in Belconnen.
The burn will occur at the Belconnen Pony Club on Parkwood Road.
The ACT Handy Map grid reference for the burn is I10.
Temporary smoke cover may occur.
The Health Directorate advises that people with asthma, other chronic respiratory and/or chronic cardiac [...]

Have Your Say in Belconnen Town Centre parking planning

By 11 September 2013

The Belconnen Community Council are conducting a survey to determine actual parking requirements in the Belconnen Town Centre.
We are holding a public meeting to begin our project to improve parking in Belconnen on Tuesday Sep 17th at Margaret Timpson park at 12.30PM. Look for the silver sculpture on the corner of Chandler St and Benjamin [...]

Rattenbury talks to Belco residents: BCC September public meeting

By 10 September 2013

The Belconnen Community Council September 2013 Community Forum will be held at:
7.30pm, Tuesday 17 September 2013
Community Room above the Chandler Street Belconnen Library
Shane Rattenbury, Minister for Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Minister for Corrections, Minister for Housing, Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs and Minister for Ageing, will answer questions about areas [...]

An inoffensive Belconnen stabbing?

By 7 September 2013

ACT Policing will no longer be investigating an alleged stabbing at a Belconnen take away which occurred on Wednesday, September 4.
About 7am on Wednesday, police were contacted by ACT Ambulance Service in relation to a report that there was a man at the premises who was bleeding from the abdomen.
Detectives re-interviewed the man this morning, [...]

Stabby in Belconnen

By 4 September 2013

ACT Policing is investigating a stabbing at a Belconnen take away which occurred this morning (Wednesday, September 4).
At 7.07am, police were contacted by ACT Ambulance Service in relation to a report that there was a male at the premises who was bleeding from the abdomen.
Upon arrival police located a man inside who had sustained [...]

The Next Movement. Canberra hip hop at it’s finest.

By 14 August 2013

[ 22 August 2013; 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm. ] It’s time we got back to basics in Canberra. We’re about getting organised, thorough and providing as much help to upcoming hip hop artists as we can. We’re putting on a series of events in order to bring the music back to the capital, and inject some hip hop sensibilities into our town. More opportunities [...]

Nothing lost in mechanisation. Images of Canberra

By 8 August 2013

Mechanized shovel leaning!
Just noticed in Cameron Ave Belconnen that even leaning on your shovel has become mechanized in Canberra.
We are so advanced!
[ED - Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it in to images@the-riotact.com ]

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