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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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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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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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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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
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 [...]
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 [...]
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!
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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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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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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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, [...]
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 [...]
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.
Suburban streets unusually backed up and the footpaths a nightmare too.
Anyone else think this morning was out of the ordinary?
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.
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?
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 [...]
I’m looking for a good Bar/Club/Lounge in the City for a smallish function (<50 people).
I was thinking “1927″ but supposedly they’ve changed their name and I can’t find any details on them.
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 [...]
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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