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Tag Archives: canberra avenue

The end of the Mully Tree

By 9 September 2013

An anonymous reader has sent this in:
ACT Government cuts down Mully memorial tree.
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Canberra Ave tree removal

By 5 September 2013

They’re getting rid of some Wattles! That’s good!
They’ll probably plant more Wattles! That’s bad!
Territory and Municipal Services wishes to advise the public that work will commence this weekend (Saturday 7 September) to remove trees within the Canberra Avenue median strip between Hindmarsh Drive and the NSW border.
This work, which will mainly involve the removal of [...]

Canberra Avenue CarBQ

By 25 February 2013

A reader has sent in this scene from Queanbeyan today.
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Kate Lundy opens the Monaro Highway upgrade

By 11 September 2012

Senator Lundy has taken a minute out of her busy cheerleading schedule to announce the opening of upgrades to the Monaro Highway:
Senator for the ACT Kate Lundy today welcomed the opening of the Monaro Highway upgrade between Canberra Avenue and Newcastle Street in Fyshwick.
The Gillard Government provided $18.5 million in funding as part of [...]

Gas leak on Canberra Avenue

By 24 June 2012

ACT Fire & Rescue are currently investigating reports of a gas leak in an apartment on Canberra Avenue, Griffith.
Currently on scene are two fire pumpers, Hazardous Materials support unit, Breathing Apparatus support and a Command vehicle.
Firefighters have gained access to the apartment. No occupants currently inside.
ACT Fire & Rescue will conduct ventilation of the room [...]

Feedback wanted on Canberra Avenue bus lane.

By 22 June 2012

Chief Minister Gallagher is calling for feedback on plans for the proposed dedicated bus priority lane on Canberra Avenue.
“The ACT Government is committed under Transport for Canberra to increase work trips using buses to 16% by 2026. Putting in measures which give buses priority over other traffic will help encourage more people to make the [...]

Nothing like punching on after losing a high speed pursuit

By 13 February 2012

ACT Policing has apprehended a 23-year-old New South Wales man after a pursuit of a stolen motor vehicle early this morning (Monday, February 13).
Around 3.30am, members of Woden Patrol General Duties were conducting a patrol along Canberra Avenue, Fyshwick when they saw a grey Mazda 3 failing to stop for a red traffic light at [...]

Canberra Avenue closing for the weekend

By 25 January 2012

Territory And Municipal Services are giving notice that they’re shutting down Canberra Avenue as part of bridge building works:
The ACT Government wishes to advise motorists and other road users that Canberra Avenue will be closed in both directions between Ipswich Street and Nyrang Street from 8 pm Friday 27 January until 12 midnight Sunday 30 [...]

Caucasian menace stalks the streets of Fyshwick

By 3 October 2011

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery in Fyshwick on Saturday night (October 1).
Around 6.50pm, a man entered the United Service Station on Canberra Avenue and threatened a male staff member with a knife, demanding cash.
The staff member handed over a sum of cash to the man, who fled the service station on [...]

Where are you going with the Kangaroo? Caption contest

By 14 September 2011

As seen on Canberra Avenue this morning.
We understand it’s Mr Bayliss of Furniture On The Roof and handstands in court fame.
Feel free to send in your caption suggestions.

Canberra Avenue collision, rider down.

By 29 August 2011

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a collision between a motorcycle and a car on Wednesday evening (August 24) on Canberra Avenue, Fyshwick.
About 5.30pm, the motorcyclist, a 43-year-old Flynn man, was travelling along Canberra Avenue (towards Kingston), near the Monaro Highway overpass, when a car changed into his lane and collided with him. The motorcyclist [...]

Much discussion but little agreement in quangers peace talks

By 28 July 2011

Chief Minister Gallagher is letting us know she’s been chatting with Queanbeyan Mayor Tim Overall.
Sadly I’m blowed if I can find an actual outcome from the discussion but here’s some of the things htye’ve been chatting about:
– Canberra Avenue bus lanes.
– Queanbeyan pumping its crap into our lake
– The Queanbeyan ring road
– Doing something jointly [...]

Road resealing kicks off

By 19 October 2010

Simon Corbell has announced the start of a road resealing program:
“A contract to the value of $6.2 million has been awarded to Downer EDI Works for this work which will involve the resealing of national highways, arterial roads, rural roads, urban roads and municipal streets, totalling approximately 620,000 square metres of pavement.
“Road resealing in the [...]

NCA wants comments on Canberra Avenue

By 16 August 2010

The National Capital Authority is calling for comments on development on Canberra Avenue. The plans are DCP No.10/04 and DCP No.10/06.
Andrew Smith, NCA Executive Director National Capital Plan said the DCPs will guide development adjacent to this significant avenue.
“The draft DCPs have been prepared to guide the future development of the sites within the [...]

Police Wrap – 19 July 2010

By 19 July 2010

1. Weekend fatalities:
ACT Policing’s Collision, Investigation and Reconstruction Team (CIRT) are investigating two fatal collisions that occurred in Canberra’s south this morning (Saturday July 17).
Around 8.55am, police were called to the intersection of Canberra Avenue and Ipswich Street in Fyshwick, where a motorcycle travelling eastbound on Canberra Avenue had collided with a vehicle travelling [...]

Accident on Canberra Avenue today

By 18 July 2010

Canberra Avenue in Fyshwick was blocked off today for hours after about ten AM (Saturday), for what looked like a bad accident just East of the Canberra Ave/Monaro intersection. In fact, within spitting distance of the location where the police pursuit ended badly a couple of months ago.
Does anybody know what was up? There [...]

Canberra – home to convict gardeners

By 11 August 2009

Stateline has an interesting piece about the tree plantings along Canberra Avenue back in 1926.
Back in those days, some of the early Canberra residents stole the newly planted trees for their own gardens in the new desolate Canberra suburbia. It seems that in 83 years things in Canberra still haven’t changed.
Maybe it’s something [...]

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