Chicken Gourmet is a long surviving stalwart of the Civic landscape.
To start off our review series of sub $10 lunches available to city workers we’ve gone with their tandoori chicken burger.
Firstly the service is fast. Really fast. Possibly 10 times faster than what the retarded children now employed by McDonalds deliver.
The piece of tandoori chicken [...]
ACT Policing is investigating a disturbance in Civic in the early hours of this morning (Saturday, January 22).
Police were called to Genge Street, Civic around 3am today in which around six males were reported to be involved in an altercation.
Units from Woden, Gungahlin and Belconnen attended and police physically restrained several of the people [...]
On Wednesday we drew attention to the Department of Land and Property Services building plans for 2011.
Many wags leapt upon the Alinga Street plans and questioned what the difference was between the artist’s depiction of the improvements (above) and the provided “before” shot.
It’s even got the same dude crossing the road!
This morning the Chiefly Stanhope [...]
The Department of Land and Property Services has published a list of works they’re planning for the coming year.
– Alinga Street between Marcus Clarke Street and West Row
– London Circuit – East Row to Ainslie Place
– London Circuit – Ainslie Avenue to Nangari Street
– Moore Street – Alinga to Rudd Street
– City Walk – Ainslie [...]
Chief Minister Stanhope’s website has returned giving us insight into his thinking on the operation of the Nightrider bus service.
“While nobody could ever put a price on potentially saving someone’s life, it is clear that the service is being under-utilised and the Government will need to review how it operates in the future.
“While take-up was [...]
This in from ACT Policing:
A large number of people gathered in Civic welcoming 2011 in a responsible and considered manner. Police noted the vast majority of revellers were well behaved and considerate of others, reflected in the low number of arrests.
New Year’s Eve Police Commander Superintendent Mark Antill said the 4 arrests related to [...]
This in from the ESA:
4:35pm Thursday 16 December 2010 – Electrical fire in city ACT Fire Brigade has attended an electrical fire in an office building on Moore Street, Canberra City.
The fire was inside an electrical distribution board which produced some smoke in the basement car park.
Between 400-600 people were evacuated as ACT [...]
This in from ACT Policing:
ACT Policing has arrested two men, one aged 24 and the other 25, overnight for anti-social behaviour related offences.
Around 11pm last night (Friday, December 10), police attended City Walk near Akuna Street following reports of an assault at that location. Upon arrival, police spoke with two men and a woman who [...]
Martin has sent in the above collage with this note:
East Row, City is clearly marked as being for Buses Only. Yet in around 15 minutes today (9 December), 9 private vehicles and one taxi used this street (8 if you count the Mazda which went through twice as one vehicle). Here is a compilation of [...]
As seen on Bunda st.
[ED - But is it art?]
Deborah has sent in this picture of the Canberra Times fountain a luminous green.
Anyone know why?
I was getting lunch today in civic and there were an above normal amount of people dressed as aliens/UFO walking south towards the convention centre on City walk.
Does Subway have some new and improved cookies? any idea what is going on?
1. Glassing comes to Canberra:
ACT Policing are investigating an alleged ‘glassing’ incident in the city on Saturday morning, November 13 which left a 38-year-old man with lacerations to his face.
Around 1.45am this morning, police were conducting a foot patrol in the city when they saw a large disturbance in a night club involving up to [...]
[First filed: Nov 12, 2010 @ 12:13]
Last night was the second Night Market held in Smiths Alternative Bookshop (Alinga St, Civic, in the Melbourne Building).
On all your behalves I went along to have a look.
Well, it’s kind of fun.
The crowd is mostly very pretty, very hip, very young women. And the boys who want [...]
After months of speculation yesterday the ACT Government unveiled the Liquor (Fees) Determination 2010 (No 1) without much fanfare.
The new fee structure seems to be trying to have a bob each way.
By making it expensive to sell booze late it pays lip service to dealing with late night violence while in practice almost certainly [...]
1. And he thought he was sooo clever:
About 8.00pm last night (Thursday October 14), police observed a dark blue coloured Holden Commodore sedan on Bunda Street in the City.
The driver was pulled over by police and spoken to in relation to numerous traffic offences. A vehicle matching the description of this vehicle has been caught [...]
Katy Gallagher has announced a Canberra City Area Action Plan 2010- 2016 (hopefully to be available on the Land and Property Services website soon). It promises to spend $26 million sprucing up Civic over the next two years before the all important 2013 Centenary of Canberra.
Included in the works to be undertaken are improvements [...]
1. The Great Car Barbecue:
ACT Policing were called to three separate incidents overnight where vehicles were set alight. (Thursday October 14)
About 2am police were called to Baillieu Court in Mitchell in response to a vehicle fire. A 1989 model Toyota Lexcen was seen to be well alight on police arrival. ACT Fire Brigade [...]
Has any one noticed the flock of sea gulls in civic? These scavenging Gulls come in the form of full time change scabbing. With the full bevy of pitches under their wings…
– Can I Borrow some change for the bus?
– Kind sir/madam can you spare some change so that I can get some lunch?
– Would you [...]
1. CCTV Success:
An 18-year-old Gilmore man and a 17-year-old youth were identified via CCTV vision and arrested by the City Beats team in relation to an assault in the city in early hours of this morning Friday, October 8, 2010.
The two victims, a male and a female, were on City Walk around 3.10am today [...]
I took this from the Parkes Way overpass next to Commonwealth Park last week. It’s nice that the sight line to Black Mountain Tower is still hanging on.
Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Visualise 30 cubic metres of glistening white sand, add two sandologists with some special sticky stuff, throw in a fountain and merry-go-round and you have Canberra’s very own SAND IN THE CITY!
Steve Machell and Dennis Massoud are two of the world’s cleverest sandologists [yes- that is a real word] who have relocated from Byron Bay [...]
1. Bad Gran:
ACT Policing has arrested and charged a 67-year-old female for spitting on two police officers earlier today (Tuesday September 21).
Around 11am police were called to Akuna Street to check the welfare of the female. The female was verbally abusive towards police and staff at the YHA Youth Hostel and became highly aggressive, refusing [...]
About three weeks ago, a doctor advertised as “taking new patients” in the Civic area. This is a rare thing, and I would like to take up this opportunity, as I’m tired of waiting for my doctor of 14 years, to actually make it on time for my booked appointments. I’m often left waiting for [...]
1. Brawling in Civic:
ACT Policing took seven men into custody in the early hours of Sunday morning (August 22) after a disturbance outside a nightclub in Civic involving around 40 people.
Around 4.20am, City Beats Teams conducting routine patrols observed a large number of males punching each other and wielding bottles as weapons in East [...]
1. 207 drivers busted doing what everyone does:
A targeted campaign by ACT Policing which began two weeks ago has resulted in 207 motorists being issued with Traffic Infringement Notices (TINs) for using their handheld mobile phones while driving.
The campaign, which began on August 1, has been conducted in cooperation with the ACT government’s road [...]
I’m sure this has been discussed before, but I had the displeasure of standing in the Civic bus interchange taxi queue last Saturday night around 2am and witnessed a pretty nasty punch-up between 4-5 guys. I’m hardly ever out at that time of night but I have to say that on the few occasions I [...]
I wandered through the bus interchange in Civic to day and noticed that Rolo’s pizza slices is gone – replaced by a cocktail lounge!
Many a late night transfer from one side of Civic to the other was fueled by a slice of Rolo’s pizza – it will be missed
1. Electrical street fire in Gordon:
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a fire that occurred in Gordon early this morning (Tuesday July 27).
About 1.45am residents in Lewis Luxton Avenue, Gordon were awoken by a loud bang. Upon investigating the noise residents saw the electricity box located at the end of the laneway on fire. [...]
His Chiefliness (Long May He Reign) has declared an end to the road works blighting Civic these past months:
Two of Canberra’s busiest roads, Northbourne Avenue and London Circuit, have undergone major safety improvements and maintenance with $7.6 million road works now complete, Chief Minister and Minister for Transport, Jon Stanhope, said today.
“Almost 43,000sqm of [...]
1. Blast bandits in Erindale:
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated burglary in Erindale yesterday in which an improvised explosive device was used to force entry to a liquor shop.
Police were patrolling in the Erindale area around 4am on Sunday (July 11) when two loud noises were heard from the direction of Denigan [...]
Greens spokesperson for Planning and Arts Caroline Le Couteur is asking difficult questions about why the ACT Government is destroying community amenity without replacing it:
In Question Time today the Greens pressed the Chief Minister over the squeeze on low cost community spaces in the city precinct.
“Mr Stanhope announced that the Government would not replace [...]