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Tag Archives: civic

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 [...]

Canberra makes the hip list

By 28 August 2012

Crikey has the happy news that after Sydney and Melbourne we’re pretty hip with Civic and Braddon rating in Australia’s hippest suburbs.
Scoring two suburbs we’re even with Perth, and ahead of Brisbane. Adelaide, Hobart and Darwin are not hip at all!
Canberra City has the distinction of having the highest proportion of both tertiary educated [...]

Police car hits 19yr old in Civic

By 24 August 2012

ACT Policing is investigating an incident early today (Friday, August 24), in which a 19-year-old pedestrian collided with a police car and received minor injuries.
The police car was on a routine, city-based patrol and turning the corner of London Circuit and Verity Lane, in Civic, when the incident occurred. The man fell to the ground [...]

CRAAAZY MORTGAGES with free coffee! Seems Legit?

By 16 August 2012

For most people a mortgage is the single largest and most serious financial transaction they’ll ever be involved in.
So we were intrigued by the NAB’s signage on Ainslie Avenue.
With the garish colours, and special offers one would normally associate with a used car yard, one has to wonder what that coffee’s going to cost you [...]

Audi appears to win Marcus Clarke head on

By 15 August 2012

Around 16:30 this afternoon a mild looking bingle had all the appliances out on Marcus Clarke Street.
We now cross to the peanut gallery for their interpretation.
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More 40 zones for city streets?

By 13 August 2012

Chief Minister Gallagher is asking what you’d think about having expanded 40kmph zones in town centres:
Following the successful introduction of the reduced 40 km/h speed limit in Gungahlin and Woden earlier this year, the ACT Government is now introducing similar measures into precincts in Civic and the Belconnen and Tuggeranong town centres, to improve safety [...]

Kissing the steel with the Garema Place bubbler

By 24 July 2012

Walking through Garema Place this lunchtime I realised that what I’d always assumed to be a bollard was in fact a bubbler.
Does it work? I wondered.
Well. Not at first. But eventually I was able to coax a sad dribble out of it.
And then… it wouldn’t stop.
In terms of making bottled water less appealing there’s still [...]

Bicycle bankrobber drops his bundle

By 21 July 2012

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery in Civic today (July 20) in which the thief dropped bundles of cash as he fled the scene, possibly as he was riding away on a bicycle.
The offender entered the Westpac bank in Alinga Street, Civic, around 3pm, and threatened a teller with what appeared to [...]

Parking Civic Style with a disabled parking double

By 18 July 2012

Mingo has sent in this gem of a parking effort under the subject “Definitely not disabled” with this note:
This was taken in civic on Mort Street.
Quality act of decency by a bogan man waiting to pick-up his bogan wife after work.
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Rainy Day Canberra

By 12 July 2012

Sometimes our fine city can look distinctly un-Canberra. By un-Canberra I refer to those moments when the freshly occupied becomes softened through use and time

New walking and cycling facilities for Marcus Clarke St

By 10 July 2012

Plans for Marcus Clarke Street’s new walking and cycling facilities were unveiled yesterday.
The centrepiece will be a segregated cycleway in each direction.
Cyclists will still have the options of riding on footpaths or sharing the road with cars.
Pedestrians will retain the single option of sharing footpaths with cyclists.
The speed limit on the [...]

Civic recycling bins going gangbusters

By 10 July 2012

Chief Minister Gallagher is gleefully reporting that the Civic recycling bins (once they got explanatory signage) are indeed getting the punters putting their junk in the right hole.
ACT Chief Minister and Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Katy Gallagher, today acknowledged the success of the Civic recycling bin trial with approximately 16,000 kilograms of [...]

Out of power. Civic outage

By 9 July 2012

The Ato building north side has lost all power.
Reports that deewr behind is also out.
I’ve called the police to monitor the lights at cooyong and genge, don’t see anyone there!
Weirdly Taze still have power!

Fire scare on Marcus Clarke Street

By 5 July 2012

ACT Fire & Rescue investigating a strong smell of burning plastic in an office building on Marcus Clarke Street, City.
Building has been evacuated as a precaution.
ACT Fire & Rescue crews are making their way to the 11th floor to investigate a possible electrical fire.
Update to follow
10:00am Thursday 5 July 2012

No sign of fire.
A faulty air [...]

Word of Mouth. Abstract art at Canberra Museum and Gallery

By 29 June 2012

[ 23 June 2012 to 19 August 2012. ]

The Canberra Museum and Gallery opened up a new gallery on the 23rd called Word of Mouth. It is pretty obvious what they are trying to do with giving it such an auspicious title; they want word of the exhibition to be spread around. Well, that’s what I’m going to do because it damn well [...]

Glebe Park mugging “large amount of spit around his mouth”

By 27 June 2012

ACT Policing is calling for witnesses to an aggravated robbery that took place in Reid yesterday evening, Tuesday 26 June.
About 5.20pm a woman was walking through Glebe Park towards the gate at the intersection of Corranderrk and Amaroo Streets in Reid, when she was approached by a man with a knife demanding money.
After the woman [...]

Centrepoint comes back to life with the Landmark Cafe

By 27 June 2012

Last year we were concerned that City Walk’s Centrepoint build was increasingly vacant.
Well it seems to be coming back to life. The Landmark Cafe putting a big service frontage onto City Walk has some real potential.
I particularly like the way the interior plays with relics of bygone ages like penny farthing bicycles and The Canberra [...]

Not all rules are equal at the tax office. Images of Canberra

By 27 June 2012

Stephen has sent the above slow burning gem in with this note:
The ATO car park in Civic.
The ATO may be sticklers when it comes to taxation law, but it seems they fairly relaxed when it comes to following rules themselves.
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Unearthed buskers Woodlock reviewed

By 26 June 2012

Today I was in Garema place (once again) and I saw this band playing. It’s not uncommon to find local musicians that busk on the side of the street but it’s not every day that you find proper bands playing. Unlike many busking bands, the boys had a sign up stating who they were; Woodlock, [...]

Street art in Garema Place. Glad wrapping poles

By 25 June 2012

I was walking through Garema Place today and, unsurprisingly, I saw something a bit odd. There was a man just casually wrapping some cling film around two poles outside of Impact Comics. I’ve seen quite a few strange things at Garema and I decided to stick this one out, to see if he was going [...]

Can’t find the Legislative Assembly? (it’s got a new sign)

By 25 June 2012

Remember all of the construction that was going on around the Legislative Assembly?
Well, now we know what it’s for: there is a shiny new sign for the Assembly just outside the building.

Was it just me? Or was the traffic around Civic particularly awful this morning

By 18 June 2012

Suburban streets unusually backed up and the footpaths a nightmare too.
Anyone else think this morning was out of the ordinary?

Gas leak closes Civic bus interchange

By 17 June 2012

This in from the government:
Please be advised that the City Bus Station is closed due an emergency services incident (gas leak). Bus services are operating from platform 10 and 11 on Northbourne Avenue. Staff are on site to assist bus patrons.
For further updates please follow @ACTIONbuses on Twitter.

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What is the locked cage on the parking meter for?

By 16 June 2012

On Bunda Street yesterday I noticed this locked cage above the parking meter.
Any big brains out there want to explain what it’s for?

The Bakery Cafe. A lunchtime recommendation

By 14 June 2012

They’re a little over the $10 mark (generally around $11.50) but the burgers at the Bakery Cafe are one of the highlights of my working week.
(I am the mayor on foursquare)
The specials menu brings constant variety and the flavours are invariably well chosen.
There are two serious highlights; the first of which is the chips which [...]

Good places in the City to have a private function?

By 12 June 2012

Hey rioters,
I’m looking for a good Bar/Club/Lounge in the City for a smallish function (<50 people).
Ideas?
I was thinking “1927″ but supposedly they’ve changed their name and I can’t find any details on them.

Woden and Gungahlin to keep their 40 zones. Belco, Tuggers and Civic to follow

By 12 April 2012

The ACT Government never met a trial it didn’t like.
So it should come as no suprise that Chief Minister Gallagher has announced the trial of 40 zones in Woden and Gungahlin is to be made permanent.
ACT Chief Minister and Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Katy Gallagher, today announced that the 40 kilometre [...]

Civic’s climber. Images of Canberra

By 11 April 2012

I go past this guy clambering up the side of 2 Mort Street every day.
But today the light was right, so here he is for your enjoyment.
It’s worth looking up when you’re in the bus interchange (but stop walking and be off the road).
Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the [...]

Civic Pathfinder BBQ

By 4 April 2012

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses after a white Nissan Pathfinder was deliberately set alight in a Civic car park last night (April 3).
About 7.20pm, police were alerted to a vehicle that was on fire in the car park between Knowles Place and Vernon Circle, Civic.
ACT Policing General Duties officers attended the location and managed to [...]

New Civic bubblers a distinct improvement

By 4 April 2012

Back in February last year we expressed some disappointment with new bubblers in Civic which required the user to get rather closer than most would like to a piece of steel prone to being vomited and piddled on (unless you’re into that kind of thing).
As part of the seemingly interminable works in the city centre [...]

Lost – Pandora bracelet

By 2 April 2012

Hi
I know this is probably a long shot but I lost a sterling silver Pandora bracelet on the night of 31 March 2012. The bracelet was lost in Civic – may have been dropped somewhere around the area of Tongue and Groove nightclub and Northbourne Avenue.
The bracelet has sentimental value and I am willing to [...]

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