Tag Archives: civic

Where can one safely park a bike in civic?

By 14 March, 2014

So I was thinking about riding my bike into the city when I go out for an evening, but I know that leaving it locked up in an open bike rack is has reasonable chance of it being vandalized or stolen. Are there any safe spots to lock a bike in the city at night? [...]

Smell of gas in Civic

By 24 January, 2014

Firefighters are investigating a smell of gas in a building on Moore Street in the City.
Update to follow.
11:02 AM

Workers have been evacuated as precaution while HAZMAT crews conduct a sweep pf the nine storey building.
A smell of gas was reported on four levels.
ACT Fire & Rescue have three pumpers, the Hazardous Materials Unit, Breathing Apparatus [...]

What do you mean it won’t fit? Images of Canberra.

By 23 January, 2014

Steve has sent in this interesting scene from the corner of Northbourne and Barry Drive.
Someone obviously didn’t spend enough time playing tetris.
Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it through to images@the-riotact.com .

Police want to speak to this handsome face about an alleged sexual assault

By 22 January, 2014

ACT Policing has released the facefit image of a suspect from an alleged historical sexual assault in December 2012.
Between 1.30 and 2am on Friday 21 December, the victim was in the City interchange waiting for a taxi when she was approached and propositioned by the alleged offender. The victim refused, and entered a yellow ‘maxi-cab’ [...]

Piss successfully taken in Civic

By 9 January, 2014

Canberra CBD is celebrating an estimated 3,000 public urinators being diverted from the walls of our fair town to their pissoirs over the festive period:
A second round of urinal trials in Canberra CBD late-night hot spots during the Christmas, New Years Eve and Summernats period has finished with successful results once again.
Data collected recorded an [...]

Andrew Barr thought it was a good New Years

By 1 January, 2014

Andrew Barr has kindly provided a recap of last nights events in the city:
Canberra celebrated the end of a successful Centenary year with explosive celebrations in Civic Square and Garema Place last night, making for a spectacular start to 2014.
Upwards of 45,000 people flocked to the city to enjoy the fantastic line up of [...]

Double the number of young drunks this new year’s

By 1 January, 2014

As revellers welcomed in the New Year ACT Policing was highly visible in Canberra with a strong focus on road safety and anti-social behaviour.
New Year’s Eve Operation Commander Superintendent Brett Kidner said it was a challenging night but that police were generally pleased with the behaviour of the crowds.
“Overall people were well-behaved with no major [...]

TAMS all ready to deal with your festive filth

By 31 December, 2013

Territory and Municipal Services are making sure we all know that their cleaners are raring to get stuck into the horrific mess thousands of revelling drunks will leave behind tonight.
While you are out in town this New Year’s Eve, spare a thought for the city cleaners who will set their alarms before 5 am on [...]

Gordon woman allegedly punches the cops outside The Moose

By 28 December, 2013

A 30-year-old Gordon woman was arrested this morning after she allegedly assaulted a police officer in Civic.
The officer sustained minor facial injuries as a result of the assault.
Around 3.50am this morning, members of ACT Policing’s Regional Targeting Team intervened in a verbal argument outside Mooseheads in Civic, between the woman and security from the licenced [...]

Shane wants your thoughts on urban 40 zones

By 16 December, 2013

Mayor Rattenbury is looking for your feedback on town centre speed limits:
Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Shane Rattenbury, today invited Canberrans to provide feedback in relation to the 40 kilometre per hour (40 km/h) speed limit precincts in the Civic, Belconnen and Tuggeranong town centres.
“Following the successful introduction of reduced speed limit precincts [...]

Well these persons of interest look reasonably distinctive…

By 9 December, 2013

ACT Policing is seeking to identify two women who were involved in the theft of a piece of a statue in Petri Plaza on Sunday (December 8) morning.
Around 12.30am the Three Fat Men statue in Petri Plaza, Civic was vandalised and the smallest ‘fat man’ taken.
Police would like to speak to the women pictured in [...]

Well that didn’t take long. Vandals strike On The Staircase again.

By 8 December, 2013

This just in to us via Twitter.
ArtsACT need to try harder on vandal-proofing.
Or just electrify after hours.
Saddened to see Keld Moseholm's "On the staircase" is missing a man again. Disgusting vandalism. cc @The_RiotACT http://t.co/1wOeN2TQkm
— Sonja Barfoed (@SonjaBarfoed) December 8, 2013

UPDATE: Intriguingly this morning only one little man is missing:

Punching on with the cops down Verity Lane

By 7 December, 2013

ACT Policing has arrested a man after he allegedly assaulted a police officer early this morning (Saturday, December 7).
Around 1.30am officers attended a disturbance at Verity Lane in the city and saw a large group of men behaving aggressively.
The officers identified themselves and instructed the men to move back.
At this point a man quickly advanced [...]

Worst. Heist. Ever.

By 6 December, 2013

ACT Policing has arrested a 42-year-old Ainslie man after a burglary occurred at a jewellery store in Civic last Saturday night (November 30).
The burglary occurred around 10pm at a jewellery store on Mort Street, Civic where a substantial amount of jewellery was stolen. During the burglary a man wearing distinctive clothing was captured on [...]

Gozleme Cafe on London Circuit

By 2 December, 2013

This just in from RFS:
Dear Sir,
I noticed that when I alerted the RiotACT masses to the imminent arrival off The Imperial Cupping Room there was some discontent. Some of your readers were of the opinion that this part of Civic was still deficient in regards to cafes. Said individuals will be pleased to learn that [...]

It’s not really drink spiking if you just stuff it in her mouth

By 2 December, 2013

A 19-year-old Queanbeyan man is today facing drug charges after he was arrested after an incident in a Canberra night club yesterday morning (December 1).
Around 3.30am yesterday police attended a City night club in response to a call from security.
The man allegedly had been speaking to a woman he knew and forced a capsule believed [...]

The Marist riot

By 1 December, 2013

ACT Policing were required to respond to numerous incidents of disorderly behaviour and traffic hazards by graduating students from Marist College in Civic early this morning (Sunday, 1 December).
Around 2am police received reports of over 120 students congregated in the Pitts car park, Civic prior to commencing a walk southbound along the Commonwealth Avenue finishing [...]

Festive workman builds Christmas Tree

By 29 November, 2013

Well, I assume workmen. But there’s only one in the picture.
TAMS have started on the Civic Christmas tree!
“The spectacular 21 metre high Christmas tree is a great Canberra tradition and will again be the centrepiece of Civic Square in the lead up to Christmas,” said Darran Quade, Acting Senior Manager of Property Projects and Services, [...]

Coffee Bitch #89, Two before Ten, Civic

By 27 November, 2013

Two good things with this very busy coffee place; it’s open at 7am, and they roast coffee.
However, not much point roasting your own if your going to burn the milk.
There is a spacious open kitchen feel to this venue with glass folding back down one whole side of the cafe, over a bar cafe style [...]

Free coffee at the Imperial Cupping Room

By 26 November, 2013

The Imperial Cupping Room has promised to one of our snouts on the street that they’re giving away free coffee tomorrow. Get thee down the the corner of University Ave and London Circuit if another free stuff event is your thing!
For all our roving reporters though we have this very important advice from Cracked (advice [...]

Motorbike thieves in Civic

By 19 November, 2013

This just in:
Last night or early this morning someone decided they needed my brand new KTM 200 EXC 2013 model more than I did. It is brand new and I haven’t even gone for a ride.
Stolen from Allara St in the City, opposite the pool in a restricted access garage, it was chained up and [...]

Police still want to speak to this bloke about Civic assaults

By 19 November, 2013

Further to the media release below [linked], please see the following update from an ACT Policing spokesperson.
ACT Policing would like to thank the community for their assistance in this matter. Three males have made themselves known to police and are currently assisting police with their enquiries.
One male (pictured below) is yet to be identified. [...]

Police want to speak to these lovely lads about a string of Civic assaults.

By 18 November, 2013

ACT Policing is seeking to identify four males in relation to a series of assaults which occurred in Civic last Thursday night (November 14).
Police believe the assaults started around 11.50pm at the intersection of West Row and London Circuit and continued onto the median strip of Northbourne Avenue between the Sydney and Melbourne buildings. Offenders [...]

Parlour back open for business

By 2 November, 2013

I scored an invite the Parlour’s reopening tonight and well, it’s pretty good.
There were lots of glamorous women in lovely frocks.
And blokes in blazers with sharp haircuts and big watches.
Being there is a lot like being in an episode of Sex In The City.
If that’s idea excites you get on down. If not then there’s [...]

Pedestrian punch up

By 2 November, 2013

ACT Policing has arrested a 28-year-old Yarralumla man after he allegedly assaulted a man at an intersection in the city last night (Friday, November 1).
Around 11.50pm police were conducting mobile patrols along London Circuit (Civic) when they noticed a large group crossing the intersection against the red pedestrian signal. Vehicles were attempting to drive through [...]

NBN terminated

By 30 October, 2013

Kate Lundy is drawing attention to the Liberals yanking the rug out from under the feet of those already signed up for NBN connection:
The Abbott Government has terminated the National Broadband Network’s fibre rollout in multiple Canberra suburbs, leaving local residents and businesses having to rely on last century’s copper for their broadband.
The rollouts [...]

Getting stabby outside O’Malleys

By 26 October, 2013

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an incident in Garema Place, Civic, early this morning in which an 18-year-old man was stabbed.
About 1.15am, Police were called to Garema Place (opposite King O’Malley’s) in response to an altercation involving up to 20 people.
During the altercation an 18-year-old man received lacerations to his arms, chest and head. [...]

Behold the Draft City Plan

By 21 October, 2013

Chief Minister Gallagher and Simon Corbell have this morning unveiled their draft city plan, which has it’s own website and the draft plan as a snapshot pdf and a full report.
The draft City Plan sets a vision for the development of the city centre, including improved public spaces, transport choices and opportunities for growth.
“This [...]

Goulburn loser punches on with the cops

By 20 October, 2013

ACT Policing has arrested a 27-year-old Goulburn man after he assaulted a police officer early this morning (Sunday, October 20).
Around 3.30am police were called to a disturbance involving several people at the entrance to Bible Lane in Bunda Street.
Police attended and attempted to arrest a man who was involved in the incident. Police will allege [...]

Property Council declare their plans for us

By 18 October, 2013

The Property Council have announced their Centenary Declaration:
The Declaration calls for catalyst infrastructure projects to deliver economic, social and environmental benefits to the community, including an agreement with the Commonwealth on funding for High Speed Rail.
“We are calling for the revitalisation of our city centre under the stewardship of a new, well-resourced and professional Civic [...]

Canberra House Annexe to go

By 18 October, 2013

The ABC has a report on Morris Property Group’s grand plans to transform the corner of West Row and Alinga Street in Civic:
The 12 levels of residential apartments would include one, two and three bedroom units, as well as a gymnasium, pool and courtyard.
The shopfronts to Canberra House, the Alinga Bridge to Canberra Club connection, [...]

Canberra Centre car fire

By 15 October, 2013

ACT Fire & Rescue has responded to a small car fire on level one carpark at the Canberra Centre, Petrie Street in the city.
The car fire was extinguished on arrival.
There was no damage to neighbouring cars.
No injuries were reported.
Thermal imaging equipment is now being used to assess the scene for no further fire.
Crews were alerted [...]

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