Tag Archives: civic

Word of Mouth. Abstract art at Canberra Museum and Gallery


[ 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


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


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.
Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it in [...]

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


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)


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


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?


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


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).
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


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


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

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 at 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)


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


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


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 [...]

So you think you can hipster?


[ 16 March 2012 at 7:30 pm; ]

Well who can resist a promo video?

Not me.

You Are Here have details of this intriguing event hitting Petrie Plaza tomorrow night:

Well? Can you? In keeping with its ethos of accessibility, You Are Here present an event designed to bring to light one of Canberra’s most maligned communities: the hipster. So You Think You Can Hipster [...]

And they just think they can park anywhere! Images of Canberra

By 13 March 2012

An image I took last week of some scofflaw tradesman in Civic, flagrantly parking illegally.
What’s really maddening is the motorcycle which was booked this morning, parked on the paving in the background of this image.
They would have been OK on the grass I presume.

Keizo Ushio’s cookie cutter fired up on Northbourne. New public art

By 28 February 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

Adamthebastard has captured the latest public art to have the plastic sheets removed around Civic.
On the intersection of London Circuit and Northbourne Avenue there now stands Keizo Ushio’s “dream lens for the future”, which seems to be falling into the dreary sub-type of Canberra public art I like to think of as “circles placed square [...]

Spitter in Civic

By 24 February 2012

Today a lovely friend of mine was walking towards the Canberra Centre to buy her lunch when a man approached her (and without asking her for anything) he spat on her and ran off. Naturally, she was very upset and shaken, but she was also incredibly embarrassed and went home, showered and returned to work. [...]

Lights down on the corner of Northbourne and Alinga

By 21 February 2012

Spare a thought for the boys and girls in blue having to manually signal traffic on one of Canberra’s busiest intersections this afternoon.
One hopes the lights are fixed before the afternoon rush starts.

Sexual assault on Akuna Street

By 16 February 2012

ACT Policing is asking for the two men who assisted a 25-year-old woman on Akuna Street, City around 10 pm last Saturday night (February 11) to make contact with police.
The two men assisted the woman by walking her to a licensed premise on Akuna Street to meet her boyfriend. The men may have been approached [...]

Civic Fire

By 6 February 2012

ACT Fire & Rescue has extinguished a fire in a building on Moore Street, City.
Building occupants safely evacuated from the “Globe on Moore” building.
ACT Fire & Rescue crews currently conducting ventilation and air monitoring operations.
Update to follow.
1:49pm Monday 6 February 2012

Fire started when plastics on a stove top ignited.
Minimal damage.
Fire was in a residential [...]

Poets Corner unveiled in Garema Place

By 30 January 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

Canberra CBD have announced a new artwork in Garema Place, called Poets Corner:
We attended the launch of Poet’s Corner in Garema Place this morning. Three seperate sculptures celebrate the lives and achievements of AD Hope, David Campbell and Judith Wright. The installation features bronze busts of each of these significant Australian poets who have a [...]

Mugged after leaving Mooseheads at 5am

By 26 January 2012

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to the robbery and assault of a man in Civic earlier this morning (Thursday, January 26).
About midday police were on foot patrol and located the man lying in some bushes in the laneway behind the Canberra Theatre.
The man has what appears to be minor injuries and was missing his wallet [...]

Evolving wall animation on Akuna Street. This wall is a movie

By 20 January 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

Last year’s You Are Here festival featured the creation of an evolving wall animation on Akuna Street in Civic.
I wrote a story about it last March.
Today the animation has finally been unleashed on an unsusptecting world. Enjoy!

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