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Civic: more beggars and junkies than usual?

By 22 January 2013

Over the last few weeks I seem to have had more beggars approaching me in Civic wanting money.
Also, there have appeared to be a lot more syringes and empty methadone containers in North Canberra.
Has anyone else noticed more of these adornments to this fine city of late, and can explain why?

New visions for Bunda Street

By 16 January 2013

Shane Rattenbury has announced the release of concept plans for Bunda Street:
The redesign of Bunda Street will form part of the Civic Cycle Loop project, a 3.2 kilometre path that loops around the City and connects to existing paths that lead into the City. The ACT Government has so far invested $6 million for the [...]

Beware the alleged card skimming hipster

By 15 January 2013

ACT Policing has released CCTV footage of a man believed responsible for fraudulently obtaining money from Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs) last year.
Detectives from Criminal Investigations’ Fraud team have received more than 50 reports of unauthorised withdrawals from bank accounts via ATMs in November.
Investigations indicate skimming devices were attached to two ATMs, one in Mawson [...]

Police want to speak to samaritans from outside Academy on Saturday

By 11 January 2013

ACT Policing is seeking to identify three men who were seen on CCTV footage with a 19-year-old woman who was later assaulted after she left the Academy nightclub in Civic during the early hours of Saturday, December 15, 2012.
The victim had been visiting nightclubs in Civic with friends on the evening of Friday, December 14, [...]

Hotrod busted

By 8 January 2013

Multiple serious engineering deficiencies have been found on a Victorian-registered hotrod after the vehicle was the subject of a roadside examination by ACT Policing’s Road Safety Operations Team (RSOT) on January 1.
The car had been driving along Vernon Circle in the City with its bonnet removed when it was stopped by police.
Concerned with some of [...]

Getting stabby in Civic

By 5 January 2013

ACT Policing is seriously concerned for the wellbeing of two men who were victims of a weapons incident in Civic in the early hours of this morning (Saturday, January 5), but are yet to be located.
The incident occurred around 3am today, on the eastern side of Northbourne Avenue between London Circuit and Alinga Street.
The alleged [...]

New Years fireworks. Images of Canberra

By 4 January 2013

Daniel has sent in these two gems from the New Year’s Eve fireworks over Civic.
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Did you see this woman get assaulted in Civic?

By 3 January 2013

ACT Policing is seeking the assistance of the community to help identify the person responsible for assaulting a 19-year-old woman after she left the Academy nightclub in Civic during the early hours of Saturday, December 15.
The victim had been visiting nightclubs in Civic with friends on the evening of Friday, December 14, and had been [...]

Did you see the pedestrian struck in Civic yesterday?

By 14 December 2012

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a traffic incident that occurred yesterday afternoon (Wednesday, December 12) in Civic.
Around 2.00pm, a man was walking across a pedestrian crossing on Petrie Street in Civic when he was allegedly struck in the leg by a blue Holden Commodore sedan.
The man received a minor injury to his left leg. [...]

Camels on City Walk

By 13 December 2012

Who says camels and sheep don’t mix?
It’s all part of Canberra CBD’s Christmas Carnival in the City.
If you’ve never seen a diaper on a camel this is your chance.
(Kids seem to really like the climbing wall too)

Toot! Toot! A tender called for a study on Capital Metro

By 13 December 2012

Simon Corbell has announced he’s putting out to tender a study on how the ironclad promise of a light rail track will integrate with the rest of the bus network:
“Light rail will be an addition to our existing public transport network in the ACT, and therefore this study will provide detailed and essential analysis of [...]

2012 Canberra Santa Pub Crawl?

By 8 December 2012

Has anyone heard whether this year’s pub crawl is going ahead?
Regardless of what happens, I think I’ll keep up the tradition and show up this Friday at PJ’s in my Santa outfit anyway.
[Photo from 2009 Santa Pub Crawl]

Did you see a London Circuit beating at 4am?

By 2 December 2012

ACT Policing is calling for witnesses to an alleged assault outside the Tosolinis restaurant in Civic earlier this morning (Sunday December 2) to contact police.
Around 4.15am police were called to the corner of East Row and London Circuit (outside Tosolinis) after a male was found unconscious at the location.
The victim was conveyed to The Canberra [...]

Police seek the Civic Good Samaritan to crack Civic assault

By 30 November 2012

ACT Policing is seeking to identify a member of the public who intervened to help a woman being assaulted at the City bus interchange last week.
Around 4.30pm last Friday (November 23), police received reports that a 41-year-old woman was being assaulted by a man and woman at the corner of City Walk and Mort [...]

ATM skimming reported at Civic and Mawson

By 28 November 2012

The ABC reports:
Several ACT residents have contacted the ABC complaining that money was taken after they used either an electronic teller machine at Rudd Street in Civic, or one at Mawson in the past month.
Criminals use skimming devices to collect information from the magnetic strip on the back of ATM cards and steal funds.
In [...]

BUMPER BOATS COMING TO CITY WALK! For Christmas Carnival in the City.

By 26 November 2012

[ 10 December 2012 to 21 December 2012. ]

Canberra CBD are letting the world know about the extravaganza of summer fun they’re bringing to City Walk for their Christmas Carnival In The City:

Civic Square, City Walk and Garema Place will be transformed into an adventure playground as Canberra CBD Limited brings Christmas cheer to the City.

Bungee trampolines, camel rides, bumper boats and rock [...]

Parking Civic style. A triple slam!

By 21 November 2012

Konazz has sent in this very special piece of parking:
Spotted this p-plater on Genge St in Civic.
1) parked and unattended in a no parking drop off area (no one came in the 5 minutes I was there)
2) over the parking line
3) parked facing the wrong way
Normally we obscure number plates but this effort really deserves [...]

Civic Skyline. Images of Canberra

By 12 November 2012

C_c has sent in this panorama of the Civic skyling with a sneaky appearance from Telstrayama.
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Move over Dogman, here comes the Yellow Avenger

By 6 November 2012

The ABC has an entertaining little piece on one Douglas Edmonds before the courts:
Douglas Andrew Edmonds was trying to find a taxi home from Civic in April after drinking around 30 standard drinks.
Edmonds lawyers told the ACT Magistrates Court that he became offended when he spotted a young man urinating in a doorway.
So Edmonds [...]

Do you know this alleged sex offender?

By 17 October 2012

ACT Policing has released CCTV of a man they believe is responsible for the indecent assault of two women last Friday night (October 12).
The man is alleged to have approached the women from behind and indecently assaulted them while they were walking in the Acton area.
Police believe he also followed a third woman as she [...]

Feeding the birds? Fun or folly?

By 9 October 2012

Petrie Plaza’s bird woman had the full attention of Civic’s avian population this lunchtime.
But I do worry for anyone coming along later without intending to feed the birds.
Harmless fun or a bad idea? Your thoughts?

Parking Zed style

By 2 October 2012

Kennardly has sent in this one of tje Liberal leader’s NSW registered campaign wagon parked on double stripes behind Liberal HQ at the corner of Rabaul and Nangari in the city.
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Do grinder fragments respect upside down caution tape?

By 27 September 2012

I’m curious as to what our readers in the know make of the pictured activity from the corner of Mort and Bunda streets.
Having worked a little bit with grinders I was extremely uncomfortable working past without eye protection.
While we’re on the subject are we all feeling revitalised?

Parking Civic Style

By 25 September 2012

This in from Mark:
From Sunday ..
3 bikes racing for a cappuccino + 2 cop cars (one under-cover) = proof radio waves travel faster than the fastest motor bike, thus fines all round.
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The City and Telstrayama by night. Images of Canberra

By 22 September 2012

Kate was up on Black Mountain last night with her camera and has sent in these pictures. One of Civic and Lake Burley Griffin with the lights on, the other of Black Mountain Tower (aka Telstrayama).
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Wind sculpture sparkling. Images of Canberra

By 20 September 2012

Enst Fries imaginatively named “Wind Sculpture” was dancing in the wind and light this afternoon so I thought I’d share.
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The Cunning of Tom Sefton, parked on the corner of London and Northbourne

By 17 September 2012

I’m coming to realise that the Liberals’ Tom Sefton is a very clever operator.
This morning I was particularly impressed by his poster-ute which is parked utterly legally on the corner of London Circuit and Northbourne Avenue.
It’s highly visible to traffic in all directions thank to some artful angling of the boards.
We look forward to seeing [...]

Community group gets given the merry go round

By 13 September 2012

Chief Minister Gallagher has the happy news that the Civic Merry-Go-Round is being given to “Canberra community group LEAD (Live, Experience, Access, Develop), a specialist not-for-profit organisation supporting people with disabilities”
“It is a fantastic outcome that LEAD has been awarded the trial contract to run the Civic Merry-Go-Round. LEAD, who has been working in Canberra [...]

Bunda Street closures drag on

By 10 September 2012

The ACT Government wishes to advise motorists and other road users that the closure of Bunda Street, eastbound, between Northbourne Avenue and Mort Street in the City has been extended until Wednesday 31 October 2012.
In addition, Bunda Street, westbound, between Bible Lane and Mort Street, will be closed on weekdays 9.30 am to 4 pm [...]

Do you recognise the bicycle bank robber?

By 10 September 2012

ACT Policing has released CCTV images of the man responsible for an aggravated robbery in Civic on Friday, July 20 in the hope someone can identify him.
The man entered the Westpac bank on Alinga Street, Civic, around 3pm, and threatened a teller with what appeared to be a firearm.
He took a sum of cash and [...]

Parking White Commodore in Civic Style

By 4 September 2012

In case any doubt remained about white commodores, this classic from outside the Greens HQ.
Parked illegally on the corner, nose against the vehicle legally parked in from in loading zone.
Windshield illegally tinted, side windows tinted totally black do you can’t see in (also illegal).
Ticket in the windshield, though with those windows should really [...]

Pedestrian access in Civic West hits a new pathetic low

By 29 August 2012

For months the footpaths on the western side of Civic have been nothing short of a disgrace. Paths abruptly ending dumping pedestrians across major roads, paths dug up and left caged off for weeks without sign of activity, weird dog legged diversions for walkers dancing in traffic.
But this morning on Alinga Street outside the post [...]

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