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The crimson tide sweeps over Belconnen’s Prince Palace

By 1 April 2012

The seemingly unending waves of prohibition notices sweeping over the ACT in the wake of the Silo Laws enactment (restauranteurs will really be thanking the Silo Bakery team for pushing the envelope) has now hit the Prince Palace on Belconnen’s Emu Bank.
If you see a prohibition notice be sure to snap a pic and fire [...]

NBN rollout. To 2014 we wait (unless we live in Gungahlin)

By 29 March 2012

Labor MLA Chris Bourke has tweeted the planned NBN rollout.
Coming up in Canberra is Belconnen, Crace, Civic, Deakin, Kambah, Manuka, Monash and Scullin.
Julia Gillard has announced she intends 135,000 homes, businesses, schools and hospitals to be connected in Canberra by mid 2014.
NBNco has an interactive map.
It appears outside of Gungahlin and Mitchell we’re all going [...]

The Teepee and the Belconnen Skyline. Images of Canberra

By 20 March 2012

Daryl has sent in this shot of Canberra’s favourite student accommodation afloat on Lake Ginninderra at night by the light of the Belconnen skyline.
Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it in to images@the-riotact.com .

Known Macquarie man nabbed behind his couch

By 19 March 2012

A 26-year-old Macquarie man was arrested yesterday afternoon (Sunday, March 18) for the robbery at a north side chemist in January.
About 8.20pm on Sunday January 29, a man entered the Ginninderra Pharmacy on Nettlefold Street, Belconnen, and walked to the rear. A staff member offered assistance to the man however when informed he would need [...]

Going early with Kony on Coulter Drive

By 15 March 2012

Some enthusiastic vandals have started on the whole Kony 2012 campaign before April 20 (let alone March 20!)
This is at the bus Stop on Coulter drive just after the intersection with Belconnen Way.

Great authentic Thai food at ayutthaya Belconnen

By 7 March 2012

enjoying Ayutthaya Belconnen

Belconnen unit ablaze

By 3 March 2012

ACT Fire & Rescue is on the scene of an apartment fire in College Street Belconnen.
Firefighters managed to contain the fire within the property then extinguish it.
There was no one inside when fire crews arrived on scene.
The unit has sustained substantial damage.
The cause will be investigated.
7:47pm Friday 2 March 2012
[Courtesy ESA]
UPDATE 03/03/12 12:06: And the [...]

In The Taratory wrap. February 2012

By 21 February 2012

In The Taratory is a blog run by two 20-somethings who share the same name (can you guess what it might be?), bringing reviews of all things to experience in and around the ACT. Having just celebrated our six month anniversary and with 40 posts under our belt, it felt timely to, well, review our [...]

Rolling the belco petbarn

By 9 February 2012

ACT Policing has released footage of a man suspected to have been involved in an aggravated robbery last Monday morning (February 6).
Around 9am a man entered the Petbarn store at the Belconnen Markets and requested to use the store’s phone, telling staff he was having difficulties with his car.
After using the store phone he informed [...]

Belco cop shop moving

By 30 January 2012

ACT Policing will officially move into its new Belconnen Police Station on the corner of Benjamin Way and Market Street this Tuesday, January 31.
Members of Belconnen Police Station will start their 7 am shift in the new purpose-built station adjacent to the Winchester Police Centre and Belconnen Markets.
Officer-in-Charge of Belconnen Police Station Sergeant Matt Corbitt [...]

Macquarie apartment fire – police investigating

By 28 January 2012

A quick response tonight by ACT Fire & Rescue crews has prevented an apartment fire spreading to an adjoining property in Macquarie.
Several units responded to the Blaxcell Place home after receiving an emergency triple zero call just after 11 o’clock.
On arrival firefighters forced entry and conducted a search but found nobody inside.
They quickly extinguished the [...]

Belconnen bag lifter gets stabby with the broken glass

By 26 January 2012

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery of a man at the Belconnen Community Bus Station yesterday (Wednesday, January 25).
About 3.15 pm the 37-year-old man was waiting to catch a bus when he was approached by an unknown female asking for money.
After giving the woman some coins he noticed his bag missing. When [...]

Belco Bug Mania

By 25 January 2012

On a morning walk, I noticed what I thought was mould or markings on one of the Dept of Immigration buildings (College St side, the older ones). Turned out though it was a colony of bugs!
I went back this morning to take a couple of photos – does anyone know what these are? Google gave [...]

Work to start on the Belconnen Enhanced Community Health Centre

By 13 January 2012

Chief Minister Gallagher is letting us know she has once again been out looking at things and work will commence soon on the Belconnen Enhanced Community Health Centre:
“The $51.3 million Belconnen Enhanced Community Health Centre will provide the Belconnen community with a contemporary healthcare hub,” the Chief Minister said.
“It will be a light, airy and [...]

Coppins Crossing, Gossan Hill, and Urambi Hills burns

By 12 January 2012

The ESA is warning that they’re blazing up at three locales across town tomorrow in an attempt to get fuel loads down while the fire danger is low:
The ACT Territory and Municipal Services directorate (TAMS) will conduct three controlled burns tomorrow, Friday 13 January, 2012 weather permitting at Coppins Crossing in Belconnen, Gossan Hill [...]

Ikea dreams on Nettlefold Street?

By 11 January 2012

Naomi’s sent in this pic with the following note:
I work in Belconnen and have been walking past a major building construction for the past couple of months. When it first started I asked the workmen what was being built and they said it was apartments. Today it was being painted Ikea blue and looks the [...]

Commuters locked out of UC parking

By 21 December 2011

Commuters who currently park and ride using the abundance of free parking on Bimbimbie Street (off College Street) might be interested to know that UC are in the process of locking down their carparks for the exclusive use of students and staff.
Boom gates are currently being installed, and once operational will require a student/staff pass for access.
As a [...]

Wild drunken truck ride

By 21 December 2011

A 28-year-old Harrison man will be summonsed to court for drink driving after police pulled him over yesterday evening (Tuesday, December 20) driving a truck with five passengers on board.
About 6pm, members from Belconnen Police Station were on mobile patrol on Ginninderra Drive near Florey. They observed a white Mitsubishi rigid table truck turn [...]

Belco Plagued With Crap to Dine On?

By 20 December 2011

We took some visitors from Sydney to dinner last night firstly to Jammo Wests where we we’re denied entry as we had rubber thongs on.
Needless to say the previous day we’d been to many places in Sydney in the same thongs but no, not allowed in the pokie palace at
Jammo. Next was an [...]

Drink driving into a police car with the kid on board

By 19 December 2011

A 33-year-old Belconnen man driving with his five-year-old son in the back seat has been caught drink driving after colliding with a police vehicle on the weekend.
Around midnight on Saturday night, police were conducting a routine patrol along Kingsford Smith Drive in Melba when they saw a vehicle travelling towards them on the wrong side [...]

Towing cars from ACT Government Carparks?

By 18 December 2011

I park my car in an ACT government carpark off Chandler Street in Belconnen. It’s $4.50 a day, and the cheapest parking near my work.
Friday afternoon I come to my car to find it has written on the tire in chalk “TOW”. I didn’t have a parking ticket, so I can assume if there was [...]

Police pursuing mystery motorcyclist

By 16 December 2011

ACT Policing is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the rider and/or a green-coloured motorcycle which was involved in a pursuit with police in the Belconnen area last night (Thursday, December 15).
About 10.50pm last night, General Duties members from Belconnen were patrolling on Southern Cross Drive, Scullin. As they approached the intersection at Kingsford Smith [...]

The towers of Belconnen

By 16 December 2011

Two containers tipped on their ends have recently appeared in the carpark adjacent to the Belconnen Community Bus station, fronting Benjamin Way.
I approached a workman affixing some panelling over the door at the bottom (at the rear away from the street0 and asked him what they were.
He advised that he didn’t know, and [...]

Belconnen gets special beats

By 15 December 2011

A dedicated ACT Policing Belconnen Beats Team will be formed to patrol the Belconnen business and shopping precincts over the summer season.
The ‘Belconnen Beats’ patrol consists of six Constables and one Sergeant and will operate out of the Belconnen Police Station.
Belconnen Station Officer-In-Charge, Sergeant Matthew Corbitt said the initiative has been in place for a [...]

Parking Belconnen Style!

By 28 November 2011

I walked past this parking catastrophe in Belco recently.
Note that the driver has managed to take up two parking spaces, while the front of the vehicle protrudes into the walkway, with the left hand front quarter parked in the garden bed of the tree.
It really doesn’t get much better than this.
[Got an image of Canberra [...]

Methhead busted in Belco Kmart

By 18 November 2011

A 32-year-old Macquarie man was arrested by members from Belconnen Police Station earlier today on knife and drug possession charges (Friday, November 18).
About 1.20pm police attended K-Mart at Westfield Belconnen after receiving a report of suspicious activity. The man was spoken to and consented to search of his items, where police located a knife inside [...]

Fight night in the Bunnings car park

By 18 November 2011

A 20-year-old man was apprehended for driving with an Alcohol Content (AC) of 0.151 last night (Thursday, November 17) in Canberra’s north.
Around 10.20pm last night, police attended the Bunnings car park in Lathlain Street Belconnen after it was reported that a group of people were fighting and drinking at that location.
Police attended the car park [...]

7 Emu Bank DUIs this morning

By 17 November 2011

Seven drink-drivers were caught by ACT Policing during a three and a half hour targeted operation in Belconnen this morning (Thursday, November 17).
Between 1am to 4.30am, Belconnen Patrol members conducted 60 random breath tests at Emu Bank. The highest reading recorded was from a suspended driver, who returned a positive Alcohol Content (AC) reading of [...]

Belconnen Markets Development – 16 level building plus two other towers of 8 levels

By 17 November 2011

Belconnen Market developments – three towers planned on one block on the corner of Belconnen and Benjamin ways. Two towers of 8 levels and one tower of 16 levels – have developers just got greedy at the detriment of those living in the local areas?

Recommendation for a guitar teacher on the northside

By 10 November 2011

Hi
Can someone recommend a good guitar teacher on the northside for my 17 year old son who has no music experience at all ?
Around the Spence/Evatt/Melba area would be ideal.
Ta

Grace Place opens in Belconnen

By 4 November 2011

New Labor MLA Chris Bourke has announced the opening of Grace Place, a training and events centre in Belconnen:
“Over the past five years there has been continued growth and expansion in the Belconnen area. The Belconnen Town Centre is a thriving and diverse hub for its residents and business alike. Facilities such as Grace Place [...]

3 Skirts & A Mustache – Brand new circus show premiering in Canberra

By 18 October 2011

[ 21 October 2011 8:00 pm to 22 October 2011 9:00 pm. ] 3 Skirts & A Mustache – A brand new circus show premiering in Canberra

@ Belconnen Community Theatre, 8pm, 21st & 22nd Oct, tix $15, $45 family, available at the door.

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