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Tag Archives: civic

OC Spray in Shooters

By 18 August 2013

An 18-year-old Holt man was arrested this morning after a disturbance at a Civic nightclub.
About 3.15am, police were called to Shooters nightclub on East Row after receiving reports of a fight inside the club.
Police attended and were speaking to one of the parties involved outside the club, when the Holt man approached them in an [...]

Hippo Co raising the tone in Civic. A review

By 9 August 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Hippo Co is the revamped Hippo of long Civic infamy.
They’re having the public opening tomorrow night but I was in there tonight for a sneak preview because that sort of thing happens to me.
If you’re not the sort to enjoy hanging out in a licensed club, if you’re willing to pay a bit more, maybe [...]

CCTV catches graffitist

By 9 August 2013

A 27-year-old Bonython man was arrested overnight for spraying graffiti on a number of businesses in the City area.
About 12.15am this morning (Friday, August 9), a member in Police Operations observed a man on CCTV writing graffiti on a store on Bunda Street.
Members from City Police Station were radioed about the incident while the Operations [...]

Falling Down at Red Chilli

By 5 August 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

A 24-year-old Bruce man will face court today after assaulting three people and threatening them with broken glass in a restaurant last night (Sunday, August 4).
About 9.20pm the man entered the Red Chilli Sichuan Restaurant on Alinga Street in Civic, requesting food. The man was told they were closed and asked to leave however refused [...]

Clubbing in Canberra

By 30 July 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Lloyd has sent this one in that’s worth a look:
I made this video a while back completely forgot about it – it has got some views on YouTube.
I thought you might be interested.
It actually kind of makes Canberra night scene look pretty cool. I tried to show as much clubs as possible but [...]

Trouble at Meche

By 22 July 2013

ACT Policing is investigating an incident that occurred at Meche nightclub early yesterday morning (Sunday July 21).
Around 3.40am yesterday, police were called to a report of an unconscious man within the club. ACT Ambulance Service attended and a 27-year-old man was taken to The Canberra Hospital for medical treatment.
ACT Policing are currently investigating the [...]

Pedestrian to car interface on London Circuit of a Saturday night

By 21 July 2013

An 18-year-old Curtin woman has been taken to The Canberra Hospital after colliding with a vehicle in Civic last night.
About 11.25pm last night (Saturday, July 21) the woman was running east bound along London Circuit and crossed Northbourne Avenue where she was struck by a Hyundai Sonata sedan travelling north.
The woman sustained a number of [...]

White powder scare in Civic. All clear!

By 19 July 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Multiple sources are reporting another white powder scare in Civic, this time on the corner of Moore and Alinga Streets.
Send in any pictures you’ve got to images@the-riotact.com and we’ll update when we’ve got more.

UPDATE: Official Word:
#Suspicouspackage #Civic Moore St southbound lane closed, Alinga St eastbound lane closed. Could drivers please avoid the area.
— ACT Policing [...]

Civic Yarnbomb

By 16 July 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

This in from Carla:
Hi Riot Act,
if you haven’t been sent this yet…
Even the trees need Jumpers in the Canberra Winter.
Just by Smiths, City West.
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Belconnen has alarming number of sexual assaults

By 9 July 2013

The latest quarterly crime statistics for the ACT have been released and they’re presented on a rather nice interactive map that allows us to examine what has been reported and where.
Jumping backwards in time the numbers get larger which certainly is a good sign, still the current numbers are a little concerning when viewed alone.
The [...]

I guess at Club X the work just comes naturally

By 5 July 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

In a way the continued existence of Club X in the heart of Civic is as comforting as other anachronisms, like the Canberra Times.
But on the way from the bank this afternoon I couldn’t help notice their hiring based on nothing but gender and looks.
How sweet of them…

Civic Merry-Go-Round to Belconnen?

By 5 July 2013

Margaret Timpson Park is the perfect location for the Civic Merry-Go-Round to celebrate its 100th birthday in 2014. That was the unanimous decision of the Belconnen Community Council committee on Wednesday night.
The decision was in response to Chief Minister Katy Gallagher’s comment that the merry-go-round’s horses and elephants are lonely and need a new home [...]

Erwin Schrödinger* setting up shop on City Walk?

By 1 July 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

This in from Stephen:
Yes, we are not quite open
I met the City Walk store owner just after snapping this photograph. “Can I help you?”, he asked in a wary manner.
The man was well built, slightly shorter than I, but I imagined he could pack a punch that would sent me straight to the emergency [...]

Should the Merry-go-round go? [WITH POLL]

By 28 June 2013

Katy Gallagher is tossing around the idea of moving the iconic 100 year old merry-go-round from civic to somewhere else, reports ABC News.
“It gets a bit of an uptake of passengers on the weekends but I walked past it the other day during the week and there was no one on it,” she said.
“I thought [...]

Police suspect arson in Civic blaze

By 27 June 2013

Evidence suggesting Tuesday’s fire in Bega flats may have been deliberately lit has been uncovered by Police investigating the blaze, reports ABC News.
Police are analysing a substance they believe was used to accelerate the fire in a unit at the Bega flats in Cooyong Street, opposite the Canberra centre.
The presence of such a substance along [...]

Fire in Civic (Bega Court)

By 25 June 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

This photo by Hasin:

This coming in from the ESA:
ACT Fire & Rescue are conducting firefighting operations on Cooyong Street, Braddon, Bega Court Flats.
Update to follow.
2:19 PM

ACT Fire & Rescue are continuing to extinguish the fire on the second and third floors.
Four fire pumpers on scene, the Breathing Apparatus Van, the Bronto Skylift Hydraulic Platform and [...]

Then and now. Garema Place

By 24 June 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Historygeek’s then and now series rolls on. Today we’re looking at Garema Place, in 2013 home to mobile middens. Such progress we have made.
More coming soon.
Here’s the story so far.

Civic pool shutting down for a month

By 21 June 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

The Economic Development Directorate is letting us know that Civic Pool is shutting down for a month for maintenance:
Sport and Recreation Services (SRS) in the Economic Development Directorate advise that the Canberra Olympic Pool will be closed from 5 July to 4 August 2013 while necessary maintenance is undertaken in accordance with the facility’s Condition [...]

Shorty’s, a lunch review

By 17 June 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Shorty’s is a thing I had not realised Civic was missing until Barcham and I went there for lunch today.
A nice little gastropub in Civic.
Occupying roughly the space that used to be Milk And Honey one enters from a door opposite Essen.
The decor is nice and wooden with some tasteful murals.
You sit where you like [...]

Power outage in Civic

By 24 May 2013

A few of us were happily breakfasting at Cafe Garema this morning when the power on the whole block went out at about quarter to 8. Turns out that Actew were doing works in the area and had stuffed something up. From what we heard, power is expected back up around 10am.
Luckily we had gotten [...]

Murulla Lane in Civic is now two way, sometimes

By 22 May 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

This also in from SheepGroper:
There are now two signs at the entrance to Murulla Lane to warn pedestrians and other traffic that the builders gutting 16-18 Mort St sometimes block off their end of the lane completely, forcing vehicles to exit via the entrance. It’s interesting watching a large truck backing out of the entrance, [...]

Fancy a sip? Images of Canberra

By 9 May 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

One has to admire the ingenuity of smokers to find new and exciting ways to dispose of their filthy by-products.
One has to wonder who was the first to stub one out here and then I guess the others just followed the lead.
It’s on Ainslie Avenue just across the road from the Legislative Assembly.
Got an image [...]

New Mini Bar? (where Ticketek used to be)

By 29 April 2013

Went to collect some tickets from Ticketek in the City and was shocked to find that they are no longer there!
They’ve been replaced by some sort of Mini Bar opening soon..anyone know any more info?

The Great Civic 40 Zone unveiled!

By 24 April 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Shane Rattenbury has announced the works he’s been up to rolling out expanded 40 zones in the town centres:
Work to improve safety in the Belconnen, Civic and Tuggeranong town centres has started as the Government moves to introduc 40 kilometre per hour speed limit precincts, Minister for introduce Territory and Municipal Services, Shane Rattenbury, announced [...]

Spitting on the cops at 4am

By 20 April 2013

ACT Policing has arrested a 25-year-old Downer man following a disturbance in Civic earlier this morning (Saturday, April 20).
Around 3.40am police were called to East Row, Canberra City following reports of a violent altercation involving a group of five persons.
When police arrived and intervened the alleged offender spat and struck a police officer.
The man was [...]

Pissoirs retired pending performance consideration

By 3 April 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Canberra CBD have announced an end to the public urinal trial in Civic while they consider the data and the thoughts of city traders and property owners:
The urinal trial in late-night hot spots in the Canberra CBD has finished with successful results following the final weekend of the trial.
Data collected showed that an estimated 2162 [...]

City Plan, designing a new face for Canberra

By 26 March 2013

The ACT Government and the National Capital Authority have made a new website. Soon they will make a new Canberra City. Hopefully it looks nicer than the website.
Katy Gallagher had this to say about the plan:
We’re about to start work on a City plan. That plan will help us decide the overall direction of [...]

225 litres into the pissoirs from 1,200 punters at 180ml each

By 20 March 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Canberra CBD has kindly provided details on the usage of Canberra’s new open air pissoirs:
The urinal trial in late-night hot spots in the Canberra CBD has already proven extremely popular with the local community with 225 litres collected over the weekend.
Data showed that an estimated 1200 men had used the urinals over the four nights [...]

Having a wee in late night Civic gets some help

By 14 March 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Sometimes we get a media release that leaves us speechless.
Canberra CBD are making known their arrangements to reduce the Civic’s yellow rivers of a late night.
A urinal trial in late-night city hot spots will begin tonight (Thursday 14 March) to gain data on the issue of public and illegal urination.
An initiative of Canberra CBD Limited [...]

New art on Latin American Plaza

By 7 March 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

What should I spy this morning but new art just off Marcus Clarke Street?

With an empty plaque it’s a bit tricky but I think I’ve got this.
Rising up from the bedrock of Australia a gleaming modern edifice holds up a mass of humanity.
Standing atop this mass is a privileged elite making offerings to the empty [...]

Synthetic cannabis seized from adult stores

By 6 March 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

$12,000 worth of synthetic cannabis has been seized from adult stores across Canberra reports ABC News.
Officers from the ACT Policing Drug Team raided shops in Fyshwick, Hume and Civic and seized approximately 200 packs of prohibited brands such as K2 (or Kronic), and Spice.
The items have been sent to the ACT Government Analytical Laboratory for [...]

A use found for the BearCat?

By 6 March 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

This in from c_c:
Lunch Van
The only thing funnier than seeing them use it to pick up lunch, was seeing how gingerly the took a tight left turn from Northbourne onto Barry Drive.
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