Tag Archives: civic

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 [...]

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


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


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


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!


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 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


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.
Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it in to .

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


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?


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)


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


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


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 [...]

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