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A look around Canberra – Chapman


The suburb of Chapman in Weston Creek is named after Austin Chapman, a former minister who held the portfolios of defence, health, trade, and customs, at various points during the early 1900s. He served in public roles until 1924 when he resigned due to ill health, passing away just two years later.
Chapman is one of [...]

Witnesses sought after school and community centre vandalised

By 9 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing is seeking assistance from the public in helping to identify a group of youths who extensively vandalised three premises last Saturday (October 4) in Chapman and Rivett, causing tens of thousands of dollars in damage.
Around 11.15pm on Saturday (October 4), police attended Chapman Primary School in response to an alarm activation. The school [...]

Man dies after being crushed by car


A 70-year-old man has died after a car he was working underneath fell on top of him.
About 4.40pm police were called to a residence on Namatjira Drive in Chapman, where ACT Fire and Rescue and ACT Ambulance were on scene.
ACT Ambulance assessed the man; however it appears he died of the injuries he sustained prior [...]

Witnesses sought; Chapman aggravated robbery


ACT Policing is seeking to identify a man following the aggravated robbery of a supermarket in Chapman on last night (June, 18).
About 7.40pm, a man entered the Chapman IGA Supermarket carrying a machete. The man approached the checkout operator and demanded cash. The staff member complied and the man fled the store on foot [...]

A weekend of burning – CANCELLED

By 13 December 2013

Territory and Municipal Services wishes to advise the public that, weather permitting, several controlled burns will be conducted on the weekend (14/15 December).
Burns will be undertaken at:
• O’Connor, between Dryandra St and Barry Drive
• O’Connor Ridge Nature Reserve, adjacent to Dryandra [...]

Cooma man returned

By 29 August 2013

ACT Policing has extradited a 31-year-old man from Cooma in relation to the aggravated robbery of the IGA Supermarket at Chapman last week.
About 6.20am last Monday (August, 19), a man entered the store on Perry Drive armed with a firearm, demanding cash.
Staff complied with the demand. The offender fled the premises with a sum of [...]

Chapman shops upgrade


Mayor Rattenbury is letting us know we can have our say about planned upgrades to the Chapman Shops.
“I’m pleased to announce the preliminary sketch plans for the upgrade of Chapman shops have now been developed following input from the Chapman community, traders, lessees and government stakeholders,” said Mr Rattenbury.
“A drop-in consultation session will be held [...]

Upgrading Chapman shops

By 22 November 2012

Mayor Rattenbury is asking Chapman residents to express their views on upgrades to the local shopping centre:
“Following consultation, the Government will release a draft design of the Chapman Shops upgrades. It will address issues such as public safety and security, parking, street furniture, signage, stormwater, lighting, landscaping improvements and accessibility.
“We will display this draft design [...]

Southside muggers arrested

By 16 October 2012

A 22-year-old Hughes man and a 26-year-old Chapman man have been arrested by ACT Policing for two recent Southside aggravated robberies.
In the first incident around 7.15pm on Sunday (October 14), a man was walking along Coxen Street in Hughes, when he was approached by two men. The two men assaulted the man and stole his [...]

Chapman burn

By 10 September 2012

The ACT Territory and Municipal Services Directorate (TAMS) will today, Monday 10 September, 2012, conduct a controlled burn, weather permitting, at Cooleman Ridge Nature Reserve, off Kathner Street in Chapman.
The ACT Handy Map grid reference for the burn is J13.
Temporary smoke cover may occur. Every effort is made to conduct the burns in weather conditions [...]

Chapman and Lyneham burns for Saturday

By 31 August 2012

The ACT Rural Fire Service (ACTRFS) will tomorrow, Saturday 1 September, 2012, weather permitting, conduct two hazard reduction burns in the ACT.
From 10am until 6pm, the ACTRFS will conduct a hazard reduction burn at the Canberra Equestrian Centre, near the intersection of Hindmarsh and Eucumbene Drives Chapman.
Five heavy tankers, one light unit, one command vehicle [...]

Chapman burn today

By 27 August 2012

Territory and Municipal Services wishes to advise the public that a controlled burn will be conducted today in Cooleman Ridge Nature Reserve (off Kathner Street in Chapman).
The burn is approximately 18 hectares in size.
[Courtesy TAMS]

Another go at burning Cooleman Ridge tomorrow

By 14 August 2012

Territory and Municipal Services wishes to advise the public that (weather permitting) a controlled burn will be conducted tomorrow, Wednesday 15 August 2012, in Cooleman Ridge Nature Reserve off Kathner Street in Chapman.
The burn is approximately 10 hectares in size.
[Courtesy TAMS]

Dog attack on Cooleman Ridge, Chapman

By 10 November 2011

My husband and I were walking our 11 year old Beagle up on Cooleman Ridge, Chapman on a Sunday afternoon in September.  I am expecting our first child and we were out for a relaxing Sunday afternoon walk in the nature and sunshine.
We unfortunately were approached by some dogs off lead without any owners.  A [...]

A fantasy castle in Chapman

By 16 June 2011

Simon Corbell has announced a program of upgrades to six Canberra playgrounds (or “play spaces” if you’ve been assimilated by the Borg).
“Play spaces to be upgraded as part of the 2010/11 Playground Safety Program include Ashburton Circuit, Kaleen; Tauchert Street, Chapman; Morgan Place, Curtin; Jeffries Street, Gowrie; De Little Circuit, Greenway; and Bayley Place, Macarthur,” [...]

Sloppy thief at the Chapman IGA

By 26 February 2011

ACT Policing is seeking assistance from witnesses in its investigation of an aggravated burglary at the IGA Supermarket in Chapman last night (Friday, February 25).
Around 8.30pm, an employee from the supermarket entered the office and saw a man standing near the office door. The employee managed to push the door into the offender and then [...]

Parts of Cooleman Ridge closed ’till Christmas

By 5 November 2010

The Department of Territory and Municipal Services have announced that their stormwater drainage program for Chapman requires closing parts of Cooleman Ridge:
The ACT Government wishes to advise Canberrans that part of Cooleman Ridge Nature Reserve will be temporarily closed from Monday 15 November 2010 to Thursday 23 December 2010 inclusive and again from Tuesday [...]

New Supportive Housing Proposals?

By 16 November 2009

Does anyone know what the deal is with some recent proposals for supportive housing in Canberra? After seeing a planning notification go up at the car park on the corner of Henty, Ijong and Ipima streets in Braddon (just over the road from the Rex Hotel), I checked the ACTPLA website ( There are no [...]

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