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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
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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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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
[ 16 March 2012 at 7:30 pm; ]
Well who can resist a promo video?
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 [...]
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.