Tag Archives: civic

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 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 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 FEATURED ARTICLE

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 FEATURED ARTICLE

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 FEATURED ARTICLE

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 FEATURED ARTICLE

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 FEATURED ARTICLE

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 FEATURED ARTICLE

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 FEATURED ARTICLE

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 FEATURED ARTICLE

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 FEATURED ARTICLE

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 FEATURED ARTICLE

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 FEATURED ARTICLE

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 FEATURED ARTICLE

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 FEATURED ARTICLE

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 FEATURED ARTICLE

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 FEATURED ARTICLE

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 FEATURED ARTICLE

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 FEATURED ARTICLE

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


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


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


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 [...]

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