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Having a wee in late night Civic gets some help


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


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


$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?


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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Jane Easthope taking the reigns at Canberra CBD as Steve Gregory moves on to the Navy

By 26 February 2013

Canberra CBD has put out the word on a changing of the guard.
New CEO for Canberra CBD Ltd
Canberra CBD Ltd CEO Steve Gregory has announced his resignation from the position effective 8 March 2013. Steve has accepted a national role in the area of defence.
Although sorry to see him go the Canberra CBD Ltd Board [...]

Alcohol related violence in Canberra

By 26 February 2013

After watching the Four corners – Punch drunk episode last night I was thinking that what they pictured was fairly consistent with nightlife in the ACT.
Some information and statistics on the Newcastle study on lockouts and trading restrictions can be found here.
Personally I’ve seen; drunk people passed out in the gutter vomitting on [...]

Canberrans embracing elevated parking on Rudd Street

By 26 February 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Guy has sent in this interesting observation:
The multi squillion dollar elevated bike tracks (or are they parking lanes?) on Rudd St in Civic are now nearly operational. They’ve only taken the best part of a year to complete.
here’s a couple of early adopters…

In our story yesterday on this issue bd84 expounded at length [...]

City cycle lane a success

By 25 February 2013

This in from Institute:
Thought this was funny and I should share.
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Hazmat at ACT Health

By 25 February 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

This in from c_c.
More when it comes to hand.
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And this just in from our man:
Firies packing up after taking a white drum in and out a couple of times. Some of them wearing BA. Just when it looks [...]

How to make a zebra crossing

By 21 February 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

As seen on Marcus Clarke Street.
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Civic upskirting

By 20 February 2013

ACT Policing has questioned and released a man after an incident at the Civic Bus Interchange yesterday when a man was reported to be using a mobile phone camera to take photographs up women’s skirts.
Around 6.50pm yesterday, police attended the interchange where an ACTION bus driver had identified a male performing this indecent act.
Police spoke [...]

Smoque. Restaurant Review

By 11 February 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Smoque (Pronounced Smoke) is a relatively new player in the restaurant game. It’s on Petrie Plaza just next to Ted’s Cameras off London Circuit.
They’ve gone to the trouble of making a sexy video which gives a feel for the place:

I had a dinner meeting for three to organise so foolishly thought booking a table a [...]

90 year old punches on with the cops

By 9 February 2013

ACT Policing arrested a 90-year-old Turner man who allegedly assaulted a security guard outside a bar on Northbourne Avenue in the early hours of this morning (Saturday, February 9).
Around 1.10am today, the man became involved in an altercation with bar security staff and allegedly punched the guard.
City Beats police on foot patrol in the immediate [...]

Brown water for the Inner North

By 8 February 2013

Actew Water is warning about next week’s water in Hipster Central:
ACTEW Water customers in the City, Turner and Braddon may experience some discolouration of the water supply from Monday 11 February until Tuesday 12 February due to essential network maintenance.
ACTEW Water apologises for any inconvenience this essential work may cause.
It is difficult to predict which [...]

Beer And Meat On A Stick road closures

By 6 February 2013

TAMS are making known the road closures around Civic for the 2013 National Multicultural Festival:
Only one lane along London Circuit, between Constitution Avenue and Northbourne Avenue, will be open to vehicle traffic in both directions from 10 am to 6 pm on Friday 8 February 2013. The speed limit will be reduced to 40 kilometres [...]

Poles going up for Beer And Meat On A Stick Day

By 31 January 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 9 February 2013; ]

There is no day so joyous in the Canberra calendar as BAMOASD. So it’s with some joy I note the marquees are going up in Civic Square.

It’s coming up on 9 February.

NBN coming to Civic

By 25 January 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Andrew Leigh has announced the Civic rollout of the National Broadband Network:
In around 12 months’ time, people in Civic will be able to start connecting to the National Broadband Network. The map shows that NBN fibre is being rolled out Civic, Acton and parts of Braddon which will allow more residents access to faster, affordable [...]

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 FEATURED ARTICLE

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 FEATURED ARTICLE

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 FEATURED ARTICLE

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 FEATURED ARTICLE

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 FEATURED ARTICLE

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 FEATURED ARTICLE

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 [...]

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