Tag Archives: civic

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).
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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 [...]

Canberra’s nomadic goth night shuffles moodily to Krave. April Chrome

By 30 March, 2012

[ 14 April, 2012; 9:00 pm; ]

Facebook brings word that Chrome for April is heading to Krave in the bus interchange:

Our dearest Chromies and Chromettes!

Chrome is back in action, and playing all of the track’s you’ve been itching for at Krave in the heart of Civic.

We’ve worked hard with the staff from Krave to provide you with the complete Chrome experience [...]

NBN rollout. To 2014 we wait (unless we live in Gungahlin)

By 29 March, 2012

Labor MLA Chris Bourke has tweeted the planned NBN rollout.
Coming up in Canberra is Belconnen, Crace, Civic, Deakin, Kambah, Manuka, Monash and Scullin.
Julia Gillard has announced she intends 135,000 homes, businesses, schools and hospitals to be connected in Canberra by mid 2014.
NBNco has an interactive map.
It appears outside of Gungahlin and Mitchell we’re all going [...]

Binge Drinking in Civic – What can be done?

By 25 March, 2012

Saturday night (March 24, 2012) a group of friends went out for dinner in civic. Now, I live on the south side  so this would be one of the first times going out for dinner and a little karaoke in Civic – but I was pretty excited to visit the “northside” after dark.
After a great [...]

CCTV from Civic Maccas assault

By 20 March, 2012

ACT Policing is seeking assistance from the public to identify the man and woman in the images which relate to an incident which occurred on Friday, February 3.
The 19-year-old victim was at McDonalds in East Row about 2.30am standing in the queue to be served. The pair pictured entered and allegedly pushed in front of [...]

Suspect package on Constitution Avenue

By 16 March, 2012

The three ring circus is well and truly out on Constitution Avenue with all manner of emergency vehicles.
We’ve heard it’s a suspect package at 2 Constitution Avenue. We’ll update as more comes to hand.

UPDATE 16/03/12 14:18: This statement from ACT Policing:
ACT Policing is responding to a suspicious package that was located at Constitution Avenue, Civic.
ACT [...]

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