Tag Archives: belconnen

Page tough guy arrested for beating up a 16 year old

By 21 April 2013

ACT Policing has arrested and charged a 22-year-old Page man after a 16-year-old teenager was assaulted at the Belconnen Mall on (Friday, April 19).
Around 2.30pm police were called to the Belconnen Mall after receiving reports of an assault.
The 16-year-old teenager was treated at the scene by ACT Ambulance Service before being conveyed to the Canberra [...]

Do you want to see a drunk put his car into a servo at high speed? Of course you do


During the week we were excited by the news of a drink driver putting his car into the Belconnen Coles Express petrol station.
Now ACT Policing have released the rather exciting video.
The staff waving their arms in the air around 0:28 is a particular highlight.

Belconnen Labor Club fire

By 12 March 2013

ACT Fire & Rescue has extinguished a fire this morning at the Canberra Labour Club in Belconnen.
Multiple crews rushed to the Chandler Street property after being alerted by an automatic fire alarm followed by several emergency triple zero calls just before 4 o’clock.
The fire started in a plant and equipment room in the basement of [...]

Surprise development proposals shouldn’t come as a surprise

By 2 March 2013

Do you know the height restrictions for buildings in your street? The proposal by Geocon for a 35 storey residential building in Belconnen has forced many enjoying suburban bliss to focus on the reality of increasing densification in Canberra. Most Canberrans are completely unaware of the zoning regulations that apply to their home. A developer [...]

Alleged Belconnen Basher caught thanks to Crimestoppers

By 27 February 2013

As a result of information received from the public, ACT Policing has arrested and charged a man in relation to the robbery of a 75-year-old man on Saturday morning (February 23).
About 9.40am, the elderly man was followed from the Commonwealth Bank, where he had made a withdrawal, to the ground level Myer car park of [...]

Police want witnesses to the Belconnen Fire

By 19 February 2013

ACT Policing is calling for witnesses to a fire within a unit complex in Belconnen last night (Monday, February 18).
Police attended the Howie Court location about 10pm and observed the unit to be engulfed by flames.
ACT Fire and Rescue were in attendance and extinguished the blaze.
A number of adjoining units were affected by smoke with [...]

Belconnen flat fire

By 18 February 2013

ACT Fire & Rescue is at the scene of a flat fire in Belconnen.
Multiple crews responded to reports of a fire at Howie Court in College Street and arrived to find the flat fully alight.
Firefighters rescued two people from the burning property and are checking there is no one else inside.
They are currently being assessed [...]

Benjamin Way burnout

By 6 February 2013

A 31-year-old NSW man had his vehicle seized by police following a burnout last night (Tuesday, February 5).
Around 7.25pm police were on a routine patrol in Belconnen when they witnessed a white Holden SS Crewman utility turn from Market Street onto Benjamin Way, adjacent to the Belconnen Police Station.
Police observed the vehicle conduct a burnout [...]

More towers for Belconnen

By 1 February 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

This info has been posted on the Belconnen Community Council’s website:
A mixed use development is proposed for the corner of Eastern Valley Way and Aikman Drive in Belconnen Town Centre. This 3 700 square metre site is located behind McDonalds and the bowling alley.
The development will be approximately 35 stories containing commercial at ground [...]

Watch out for that tree!

By 31 January 2013

Police are seeking witnesses a vehicle suspected of being stolen which involved in a pursuit through Macquarie and Belconnen late last night (Wednesday, January 30).
Around 11.45pm police were conducting a mobile patrol along Lathlain Street, Belconnen when the saw a blue Holden VT Commodore and its occupant acting suspiciously in the car park at the [...]

Who says Belco is a desert?

By 18 January 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

This surprises me on many levels.
It’s one thing to name an establishment for the street it is on. Quite another to take that name to the next premises with no connection to the name.
I will concede that Emu Bank doesn’t have quite the same ring to it.
TC25 has sent in the above picture with this [...]

Belconnen Pubs?

By 17 January 2013

Ive recently come across the Ginninderra Tavern , as well as the Pot Belly and was wondering if anyone has been to either and can offer their thoughts on them…. Does anyone know if the Ginninderra Tavern has a TAB?
Thanks guys

Belconnen GP who can talk to my old Dad?

By 10 January 2013

Hi. I am hoping someone can suggest a (preferably male) GP in the inner Belconnen area who is interested in older patients like my dear old Dad and actually has some space to take on a new patient….
It seems an impossible task.

Belconnen Grass fire

By 8 January 2013

The ACT Rural Fire Service and ACT Fire & Rescue is currently responding to a grass fire burning at on Coppins Crossing Road Belconnen.
The Bushfire Alert and Warning Level for this fire has been set at ADVICE.
The ACT Rural Fire Service and ACT Fire & Rescue has multiple units responding to the scene.
Update to follow.
12:03 [...]

The Belconnen car BBQ

By 27 December 2012

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to three separate fires which occurred in Belconnen early this morning (Thursday, December 27).
Around 2.00am police were called to Howie Court in Condell Street, Belconnen, where a white Mitsubishi Triton Ute had been set on fire and extinguished by ACT Fire and Rescue.
Around 3.15am police attended the Oracle Apartments in [...]

The Banhammer falls on K Bar Karaoke

By 21 December 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

Troy has sent in proof that the red has been sighted again, this time in Belconnen.
Seen a prohibition notice around town? Send it in to .

Belconnen beats

By 11 December 2012

Belconnen Police Station will again establish a dedicated six-person Beats patrol team over the Christmas and New Year period as part of a proactive initiative to deal with anti-social and criminal behaviour.
The initiative will run from December 10 to January 25, which will see the Beats team patrol areas such as local shopping centres, car [...]

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!
Got an image of Canberra (feel free to make in non-parking related) you want to share with the world? Email it in to .

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 ]

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.

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 [...]

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