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Tag Archives: belconnen

Never bring scissors to a gunfight. Wild night in Belconnen

By 23 November 2012

ACT Policing arrested three men aged in their 20s in Belconnen last night (Thursday, November 22) after a confrontation in which one man armed himself with a pair of scissors, forcing officers to draw a firearm and a Taser.
Members from Belconnen General Duties and the Specialist Response Group (SRG) responded to the address after a [...]

Reverse Parking Belconnen Style

By 14 November 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

Br1anL has sent in this gem:
I managed to snap this today in Belconnen at lunch time
There was no one in the car!
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New hair salon in Belconnen?

By 6 November 2012

I recently noticed a new hair salon being fitted out on Benjamin Way, next to Orange Bean cafe.
Anyone have any details as to who is opening up there?

Police car smash in Belconnen

By 6 November 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

ACT Policing is investigating a collision in which two vehicles, including a police car, were extensively damaged and a woman conveyed to hospital.
Around 8.24am today (Tuesday, November 6), two officers were in a marked police car on routine patrol on Belconnen Way when they collided with a Holden Commodore at the intersection of Springvale Drive.
The [...]

Belconnen pursuit

By 5 November 2012

A reader sent in that they’d seen a big pursuit in Belconnen.
We’ve had this in from ACT Police Media:
· There was a pursuit that was terminated
· Police inquiries are continuing
· Anyone [...]

Symbiotic trading in Belco? Images of Canberra

By 29 October 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ED - But does anyone know which one came first? Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it in to images@the-riotact.com ]

Late70s early 80s bars in Belconnen?

By 25 October 2012

Help please in settling one of those over dinner memory lapse things.
What was the name if the bar on the corner, a couple of doors down from the Pot Belly? Late 1970s/early 80s.
Thanks

Liberals promise more Belconnen parking

By 16 October 2012

Sticking to the basics the Liberals are tackling the vexed issue of Belconnen’s parking:
ACT Opposition Leader Zed Seselja and ACT Shadow Urban Services Minister Alistair Coe announced today that if elected, a Canberra Liberals Government will provide hundreds more car parks in Belconnen. Mr Seselja said today’s announcement forms part of the Canberra Liberals commitment [...]

Circus in Belconnen

By 24 September 2012

I was in Belconnen earlier this morning and noticed the circus are parked up in the gravel overflow carpark behind the mall. I’m not sure if this is the location of the circus as they are usually on Ginninderra Drive.
What surprised me was the minature horses and donkeys tied to the back of the trailers [...]

On the run in a Daewoo Espero with three flat tyres and one missing

By 7 September 2012

ACT Policing has arrested a 24-year-old Ngunnawal man after a vehicle pursuit overnight in the Canberra’s North.
Around 5.45am this morning (Friday, September 7), police were conducting patrols in the city area when they saw a green Daewoo Espero pull into a nearby car park.
Police attempted to stop the vehicle, but after the vehicle failed [...]

Ugly ‘Altitude’ High Rise Apartments In Belconnen

By 1 September 2012

Is it just me or is anyone else horrified by the Altitude Apartments being constructed  between Chandler Street and Emu Bank in Belconnen? This monstrosity is an eye sore to say the least and it may not have reached it’s final height as yet.  There are a number of large buildings in the area such [...]

Caucasians strike again robbing Belconnen Bottle-O

By 31 August 2012

ACT Policing are seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery in Belconnen last night (Thursday, August 30).
Around 9.35pm police were called to the Bottle-O liquor store in Luxton Street after a man entered the store and threatened staff with a knife, demanding the money in the till.
The staff member complied with his demands and the man [...]

Emu Bank Development Application – Belconnen Community Council August Forum

By 15 August 2012

Pre-Development Application (pre-DA) community consultations are an ACT Government planning reform initiative.
There will be pre-DA community consultation at the Belconnen Community Councils 21 August Public meeting by Russell Architects in association with the Westfield Group with respect to a multi-residential development on Emu Bank together with Tennis ACT (TACT) for deconsessionalising part of the Crown [...]

More 40 zones for city streets?

By 13 August 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

Chief Minister Gallagher is asking what you’d think about having expanded 40kmph zones in town centres:
Following the successful introduction of the reduced 40 km/h speed limit in Gungahlin and Woden earlier this year, the ACT Government is now introducing similar measures into precincts in Civic and the Belconnen and Tuggeranong town centres, to improve safety [...]

Now the hipsters are getting into robbery

By 11 August 2012

ACT Policing has released CCTV images of the man believed responsible for the robbery at the Coffee Club in Belconnen Westfield on Wednesday (August 8).
At 5.35pm, a female employee was counting money after closing the café when a man walked behind the service counter. The woman tried to grab the money however the man pushed [...]

Easy money at the Belco Coffee Club

By 9 August 2012

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a robbery at the Coffee Club in Belconnen Westfield yesterday afternoon (Wednesday, August 8).
At 5.35pm, a female employee was counting money after closing the café when a man walked behind the service counter. The woman tried to grab the money however the man pushed her aside and took the [...]

Dog walking during the day – Belconnen area

By 18 July 2012

I have a 7 month old Border Collie at home who is in need of day-time walks.
I walk her every evening, but it seems once a day isn’t enough as she has SO much energy and is taking it out on our yard.  We own another puppy who she plays with during the day, but [...]

Belconnen teenager charged with sexual assault

By 29 June 2012

A 19-year-old Belconnen man will face court this morning (Friday, June 29) over an alleged sexual assault of a child under the age of 16.
Police will allege the offence occurred between February 2011 and March 2011, when the girl was aged 13.
The man attended the Winchester Police Centre yesterday (Thursday, June 28), where he [...]

The Stanhope legacy owl returns to Belconnen

By 26 June 2012

We have the happy news that the “owl” has returned to Belconnen.
Would it even be Belconnen without an enourmous phallus on a major road?
It’s been away for repainting. Non Government political candidates in Ginninderra should form an orderly queue to be photographed with it from the worst angles.
Bonus points to the candidate using perspective tricks [...]

The Voice winner Karise Eden coming to Westfield Belconnen

By 26 June 2012

[ 8 July 2012 at 12:30 pm; ]

The winner of this years The Voice is coming to Canberra.

To celebrate the release of her debut album, My Journey (which features no original tracks), Karise Eden will be performing nationwide at selected Westfield centers.

She will be performing centre stage at Westfield Belconnen, Sunday 8th of July at 12.30pm. Factorie is sponsoring the [...]

Canberra Cellars rolled

By 12 June 2012

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery which occurred at Canberra Cellars in Belconnen last night (Monday, June 11).
About 10.55pm a man entered the store on Luxton Street in Belconnen armed with a knife. He approached a staff member and demanded he place the till into a black duffel bag he had placed [...]

The view from Altitude

By 29 May 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

Rebecca was up on the top of the new Altitude development in Belconnen this morning and has sent in some stunning photos over Lake Ginninderra.
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Belco-style workmanship. Images of Canberra

By 22 May 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

Gday, here’s a bit of good old-fashioned Belco-style workmanship, taken a few days ago on a lovely autumn morning on Beissel street.
[Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it in to images@the-riotact.com ]

Parking Belconnen Style

By 18 May 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

Marcothepolopony has sent in this intriguing example of parking in Belconnen.
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Townsend Place closing at night because we’re filthy grubs

By 4 May 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

Territory and Municipal Services are warning that they’re going to have to close Townsend Place in Belconnen at night to try and ward off the disgusting illegal dumpers.
The ACT Government wishes to advise that Townsend Place at the intersection with Aikman Drive in Belconnen will be closed between sunset and sunrise from Monday 7 May [...]

Car Spam in Belconnen

By 18 April 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

For the 2nd time in less than a week my car has been spammed by useless numpties.
Parking in a car park in Belconnen these two fliers were left under the windshield.
Apart from being illegal (litter laws) they’re both annoying and dangerous.
For the second one, the fool who did it only put it slightly [...]

Mugged in Disney Court

By 15 April 2012

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery which occurred early this morning (Sunday, April 15) in Belconnen.
Around 12.37am a 24-year-old man arrived at his home in Disney Court Belconnen after finishing work. As the man parked in his driveway he was approached by three men. The man had a brief conversation with the [...]

Woden and Gungahlin to keep their 40 zones. Belco, Tuggers and Civic to follow

By 12 April 2012

The ACT Government never met a trial it didn’t like.
So it should come as no suprise that Chief Minister Gallagher has announced the trial of 40 zones in Woden and Gungahlin is to be made permanent.
ACT Chief Minister and Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Katy Gallagher, today announced that the 40 kilometre [...]

The crimson tide sweeps over Belconnen’s Prince Palace

By 1 April 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

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 FEATURED ARTICLE

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 FEATURED ARTICLE

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.
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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 [...]

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