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Tag Archives: civic

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 FEATURED ARTICLE

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 FEATURED ARTICLE

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 FEATURED ARTICLE

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 FEATURED ARTICLE

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 FEATURED ARTICLE

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 FEATURED ARTICLE

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 FEATURED ARTICLE

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 [...]

The Criminal Defence Lawyer’s Memorial

By 15 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

I came across this in Hobart Place yesterday and thought it worthy of your consideration.
Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it in to images@the-riotact.com .

Amdahl Building alarm

By 9 October 2013

ACT Fire & Rescue are currently on scene following an automatic fire alarm at the Amdahl building on Constitution Avenue in the City.
Crews are investigating the source of the alarm.
Update to follow.
4:03 PM

No sign of fire, crews continuing to investigate the source of the alarm.
Three fire pumpers, The Bronto Skylift Hydraulic Platform, the Breathing Apparatus [...]

Smoke at the Legislative Assembly

By 4 October 2013

ACT Fire & Rescue are currently on scene at the ACT Legislative Assembly, London Circuit, City investigating smoke on level two.
No sign of fire.
Crews are currently ventilating the area.
A small number of people on level two only have been evacuated as a precaution.
Smoke as a result of a stove top operational, which was left unattended.
Two [...]

What holds you back? Art on Bunda Street

By 27 September 2013

Local music producer Dax Liniere has made an addition to the mystery cage of Bunda Street.
He sent in the below images with these words:
“I wanted to do something positive for the community. Hopefully it will help someone.”

[Some photography by Adam Thomas]

The Queanbeyan Art Show in Civic

By 27 September 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

What could possible cause a mess of temporary fencing to surround a large army disposal tent on City Walk?
Why of course it’s the Queanbeyan Art Society Show!
Of course… it makes perfect sense…

In praise of the Regional Targeting Team

By 23 September 2013

ACT Policing has charged a 24-year-old Chisholm man after the assault of a man on Bunda Street in the early hours of Saturday morning (September 21).
The assault of the man was captured on the ACT Government CCTV network which assisted police apprehending three men at a nearby nightclub.
The three men were conveyed to the ACT [...]

Big Brother collars suspected late night sluggers

By 21 September 2013

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses after an assault occurred along Bunda Street early this morning (Saturday, September 21)
Around 1.30am, members of ACT Policing’s Regional Targeting Team responded to a report that a man had collapsed along Bunda Street.
A review of the ACT Government CCTV network recording indicated that the man was assaulted and knocked [...]

Jeremy insists Simon persists with a stupid idea

By 14 September 2013

The Liberals’ Jeremy Hanson is huffing and puffing at the quiet death of the specialist preventative alcohol crime taskforce.
Basically in Civic of a Saturday night all crime has an alchohol component.
Should something come up that isn’t alcohol related do we want the nearest police standing around saying “sorry mate, I only do the booze stuff”?
A [...]

Electrical smell in Civic

By 12 September 2013

ACT Fire & Rescue are currently on scene investigating an electrical smell in an office building on Marcus Clarke Street in the city.
Two fire pumpers, one breathing apparatus van and one commander currently on scene.
The building has been evacuated as a precaution whilst crews investigate the smell.
Update to follow.
9:51 AM

Fire crews have detected the cause [...]

Finally Big Brother can talk to you

By 11 September 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Simon Corbell brings the creepy to your Tuesday Morning with word he can now not only watch you from afar, but talk to you as well:
A new ‘talking CCTV’ speaker system will be trialled in Civic from tomorrow to help prevent crime, Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Simon Corbell, announced today.
Mr Corbell said ACT [...]

Civic fairy light upgrade

By 4 September 2013

Canberra CBD have the thrilling news that they’re upping the ante on the fairy light front:
Fairy lights add a twinkle to the night time experience. Our satisfaction survey tells us that you really enjoy these and the flowers in pots. Canberra CBD Limited pays for these. Many of the lights are broken so we [...]

Civic stomping

By 2 September 2013

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an altercation involving three males at the corner of Alinga Street and Northbourne Avenue, Civic, on Saturday (August, 31).
About 11.00pm, three males were involved in a physical altercation during which one of the males was repeatedly stomped on and rendered unconscious for about 20 minutes.
ACT Policing’s City Beats and [...]

Alleged Chifley phone thief app nabbed

By 29 August 2013

A 55-year-old Chifley man, who is alleged to have stolen a mobile phone last weekend (Saturday, August 24), was identified with the assistance of a mobile phone application.
About 7pm on Saturday, the owner parked his car in the car park located off London Circuit near the Magistrates Court. When he returned a short time [...]

Brompton betting on Canberra

By 28 August 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Commercial Property Executive is noting that the UK’s Brompton Asset Management has snapped up Industry House.
Brompton Asset Management’s acquisition of the Industry House tower marks its second purchase in the Canberra office market. The company owns another major property at 255 London Circuit. Both assets hold strong federal government lease covenants.
“Sovereign wealth funds and [...]

Air Force shutting London Circuit down

By 23 August 2013

TAMS are warning that an Air Force Celebration is closing roads tomorrow:
The ACT Government would like to advise motorists and other road users that there will be several road closures in the city on Saturday 24 August 2013, between 8 am and 11.30 am.
The following roads will be closed:
– Knowles Place, from 8 am to [...]

The Great City Car BQ

By 23 August 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

ACT Fire & Rescue have attended multiple car fires this morning in Civic, Turner, Reid and Braddon.
70 people were evacuated when at least 14 cars and a boat were found alight in the car park underneath Condamine Court, Turner.
In another incident, fire fighters responded to an apartment block in Allambee Street, Reid, where [...]

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