ACT Policing is investigating a burglary in Belconnen on Thursday night (May 26) which involved more than $180,000 worth of damage to medical treatment equipment.
The burglary is believed to have occurred between 9pm on Thursday night (May 26) and 10am Friday morning (May 27) at a business premises on Emu Bank, Belconnen.
A sum of cash [...]
Youtube brings us a walk around the new Belconnen Skatepark which is nearing completion (promised in the next couple of months).
Built with stimulus money it will be the biggest skatepark in Australia and a watch of the video certainly impresses with the scale of the works.
Film & edit: Rob Crawford
Photo: David Pang
Thanks: Skateboard.com.au, Luke Brown, [...]
I’m moving to Canberra end of year and trying to find out about primary and high schools both private and government run.
Also if anyone has any ideas regarding well priced, pleasant suburbs within a 10 km radius of the Canberra University it would be much appreciated!
ACT Policing has arrested and charged a 17-year-old Charnwood teenager in relation to a stabbing which took place in Belconnen on 2 April 2011.
Detectives from ACT Policing Criminal Investigations arrested the teen after earlier executing a search warrant at his home and seizing a number of items as part of the investigation.
The victims, aged 18 [...]
So the Owl unveiled yesterday has attracted a lot of debate.
But that’s just viewed from in front. Viewed from behind it looks like a very special message to the people of Belconnen doesn’t it?
Thanks to Gerry Built for the image. Got a picture you want to share with the world? Email it to firstname.lastname@example.org .
[ 17 May, 2011; 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ] Belconnen is one of Canberra’s largest urban areas with over 91,000 residents – and growing. Sadly, one aspect of all societies is crime and even family friendly Belconnen is not immune from it. One of the most common crimes in Canberra is burglary and in April 2011 the Australian Federal Police reported 38 burglaries in [...]
I support the ‘warming’ and ‘personalisaiton’ of Canberra through public art projects…. but in case case I have to say…..WTF!!!
ActewAGL are warning that a large swathe of North Canberra can expect discolouration this week as they conduct maintenance.
Bruce, Kaleen, Aranda, Downer, Hackett, Watson, Cook, Page, Macquarie, and Belconnen are all going to be affected.
If it’s still a problem on Friday 6 May call 13 11 93 and let them know.
Earlier in the week Danni sent in evidence of less than enthusiastic uptake for the Belconnen bus interchange bike cage.
Today Susan has very kindly sent in evidence that things have improved somewhat.
Or maybe not.
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Last month we marvelled at the Bike>Park>Ride cages being installed at bus facilities at some expense.
This morning Danni sent in the above photo with this comment:
Took this photo on friday afternoon. Since the grand opening of the bike shed at the new “not an interchange” several weeks ago, we have not seen a single bike [...]
ACT Policing are investigating the cause of two fires in Belconnen and O’Connor last night (Monday, April 11).
About 8.00pm, Police responded to a report of a fire at Westfield Belconnen. ACT Fire Brigade trucks were in attendance.
The fire was traced to two waste paper bins located in the male public toilets on the ground floor [...]
Owen’s sent this in with this note:
The mind boggles as to how a couple of horses got to the corner of Tillyard and Ginninderra. But there they were with the constabulary in attendance.
The police get to deal with all sorts of oddities, this would be a bit of a change from dealing with drunks, druggies [...]
I’m moving to Canberra and am trying to decide where to buy/rent. I’ve noticed that rent is pretty high so am leaning towards buying probably a townhouse or small house with 2-3 bedrooms.
I was trying to research decent suburbs but a lot of information on the net is old and so may be outdated. One [...]
A 19-year-old man is recovering in The Canberra Hospital after being stabbed in the abdomen early this morning (Saturday, April 2).
About 1.45am the victim and his 18-year-old friend were walking along Cohen Street in Belconnen when they noticed a man following them.
The man became aggressive and began yelling at them when they tried to engage [...]
Territory And Municipal Services have announced they’ve opened, with the help of MP for Fraser Andrew Leigh, two new bicycle cages for the bike>park>ride program:
“The bike>park>ride initiative has received $255,000 in Federal Government funding through the Regional and Local Community Infrastructure grant program. The ACT Government has also provided $700,000 over three years as part [...]
A 30-year-old man will face the ACT Magistrates Court today (Friday, March 25) following a pursuit with police yesterday afternoon through Belconnen.
About 6.50pm last night Belconnen Police Station members observed a white Ford Laser that had been reported stolen earlier in the day on Ginninderra Drive near Flynn.
Police activated lights and sirens to indicate the [...]
Mary has sent in this picture of the famed Belconnen Red Bridge being removed.
A real icon departing.
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UPDATE: Meagan spotted the bridge leaving down and sent in these pictures from the corner of Wakefield and Northbourne:
Another update: And more [...]
Red Bridge at Belconnen Mall to be removed for good 19/20 March 2011 – Anyone concerned with this?
The keen eyed Owen has sent in the above image with this note:
One way of moving a one wheeled van, it is turning into Tillard from Ginninderra.
They are setting up a circus on the corner of Lhotsky and Tillyard ( http://goo.gl/maps/JnIO ). This van arrived a bit late, no doubt the missing wheel was the [...]
Is Action having trouble with a large driver shortage again or are there lots of unroadworthy buses?
While Action is generally fairly good, they do have their problems which aren’t always communicated as well as they should be.
In addition to other buses not showing up, the 300 buses from Belconnen this morning were not as frequent [...]
The Canberra Times has a piece on the ever expanding University of Canberra snagging a wing of the old Cameron Offices to shove more foreign students into.
The university has secured ACT Government agreement to help clinch the $23 million deal and believes it could have its new student accommodation in one of the offices’ five [...]
Police have arrested a 20-year-old male for aggravated robbery in Belconnen early Saturday morning (February 19).
Around 2am the victim and alleged offender went for a walk in Howie Court, where the alleged offender produced a knife. The victim handed over his property including a wallet, sunglasses, prescription glasses, hat and mobile telephone.
Around 3.10pm on Saturday [...]
The CT is reporting that the forecast storms have spared Canberra.
I guess they assume the Belco area isn’t part of Canberra, because the ESA has a little different to say.
That said, was a night for clearing trees from on top of cars – they don’t normally have as good aim as we saw tonight – [...]
The ACT Fire Brigade and ACT Rural Fire Service have responded to four small grass fires so far today [Yesterday] during the Total Fire Ban period in the ACT.
All fires were very small in size, the largest 20 metres by 20 metres at Bruce.
The other fires occurred at Civic, Bonython and Belconnen.
ACT Policing has arrested a 16-year-old youth after a vehicle pursuit occurred this morning (Saturday, 29 January).
Around 1:17am, members from Belconnen General Duties were conducting mobile patrols along Aikman Drive, Belconnen when they observed a white Holden Astra travelling at excessive speed travelling in the opposite direction.
Police located the vehicle at the intersection [...]
ActewAGL are warning that maintenance is going to discolour water next week:
Florey, Melba, Evatt, Latham and Flynn may experience some discolouration of the water supply due to essential maintenance to the water network.
It is difficult to predict which properties the discoloured water may reach, however the discolouration should only last for the day and will [...]
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Chief Minister Stanhope has announced changes to Aikman Drive in Belconnen, particularly where it intersects Ginninderra Drive and Joy Cummins Place:
Mr Stanhope said $2.4m will be spent on an upgrade to the Ginninderra Drive-Aikman Drive intersection.
The work will improve traffic control and flows into and out of this busy intersection while also [...]
I just happened across a western Belconnen service station with E10 for $1.36, unleaded for $1.39 and premium for $1.40. What the? For months we’ve seen a ten cent per litre gap between these 3 choices and now all of a sudden [that everyone has to go to work on Monday] they all cost nearly [...]
[First filed: Dec 23, 2010 @ 10:18]
Liberal Senator Gary Humphries is a few days late on the story but is using fighting talk in defence of his post office at Parliament House (and also the one in Belconnen).
“This is totally unacceptable. There has been next to no consultation with the community,” Senator Gary Humphries [...]
Official launch of the Belconnen Skate Park upgrade works Friday, 17th December at 10:00am.
Mary Porter and Andrew Leigh will officiate.
Rumours are that funding is not sufficient to include the vert ramp.
Owen has sent in the above pic with this note:
Three days after the rain, the ford near Ginnenderra and Kingsford Smith became passable, though you wouldn’t want to be wearing your suit.
[ 18 December, 2010 to 20 December, 2010. ]
This crossed my desk this morning and sounds like fun:
Canberra’s premiere youth circus Warehouse Circus presents its major theatre production for 2010: Projected, at the Belconnen Community Theatre, 18th, 19th and 20th of December, 2010.
Projected is an energetic, witty and awe inspiring performance by the Warehouse Circus advanced performance troupe. It is the culmination [...]