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A look around Canberra – Duffy

duffy suburb sign

The suburb of Duffy, located in the Weston Creek region on Canberra’s south side, was named after Sir Charles Gavan Duffy – one of the earliest Victorian premiers. 
Duffy is quite a nice suburb, very leafy and quiet, with plenty of nice houses. It’s a pretty popular suburb and house prices are on the rise. 
Sadly, when [...]

High range drink driver off the road

By 27 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing will summons a 40-year-old Rivett woman who was caught drink driving in Duffy yesterday afternoon, driving her three children home (Sunday October 26).
About 3.28pm, members of the Road Safety Operations Team (RSOT) intercepted a white Nissan Pulsar sedan on Eucumbene Drive, Duffy for a roadside screening test. The 40-year-old driver returned a positive [...]

Man charged following Duffy warrant


A 46-year-old Duffy man will face the ACT Magistrates Court this morning following a search warrant on a Duffy house yesterday (Friday June, 6).
The warrant was one of three simultaneous search warrants executed by ACT Policing Criminal Investigations detectives around 11am yesterday across Duffy and Wanniassa.
The warrants resulted in the seizure of two handguns, a [...]

Come watch Duffy Primary School get upgraded

By 21 November 2013

Duffy primary seems to be getting some sort of a Lego style upgrade, might be worth checking out if you’re in the neighborhood/have a thing for school upgrades.
The Duffy community will have the chance to see a major upgrade of their local primary school in action this weekend as state-of-the-art classroom modules are delivered to [...]

Smoke in Duffy

By 18 November 2013

ACT Fire & Rescue crews have responded to a smoke logged cottage in Duffy this afternoon.
Firefighters arrived to discover plastic kitchen utensils smouldering on a stove top that was left unattended.
No occupants were in the cottage and crews are now conducting ventilation operations.
A smoke alarm in the cottage alerted neighbours and the Emergency Triple Zero [...]

Duffy fire

By 25 May 2013

A fire in a back yard has damaged a fence and a stand alone garage on Kallara Close, Duffy.
ACT Fire & Rescue has extinguished the fence fire and gained entry to the stand alone garage to extinguish the fire inside the structure. Crews are using a thermal camera in the garage to eliminate any hot [...]

Garage Sale for Duffy Preschool

By 13 May 2013

Duffy Preschool Monster Garage Sale
Saturday 18 May, 9am-12pm. Discover hidden treasures among donated toys, books, kitchen goods, furniture, clothing and bric-a-brac. Enjoy a coffee whilst browsing the aisles for a bargain and treat yourself to a delicious treat at our cake stall or BBQ. All proceeds go to Duffy Preschool. Duffy Primary School Hall, Burrinjuck [...]

Magna ends up on the underpass, with passenger in the boot

By 16 February 2013

ACT Policing has arrested a 21-year-old Duffy man following a pursuit early this morning (Saturday, February 16).
Around 2:20am police observed a vehicle that was travelling at high speed along Dixon Drive, Duffy, turning left onto Warragamba Avenue, Duffy.
Police activated the emergency lights and siren, but the red Mitsubishi Magna sedan failed to stop and a [...]

A hero emerges in Duffy

By 18 November 2012

Members of the public intervened to detain a suspect in the early hours of this morning, which led to ACT Policing arresting and charging a 15-year-old boy for aggravated burglary.
An 18-year-old man had been with a group of friends in Duffy, waiting for a lift from his father around 12.50am today (Sunday, November 18) when [...]

Reasons to clean your oven in Duffy

By 19 September 2012

ACT Fire & Rescue were called to a residential property in Duffy this afternoon after smoke from an oven caused minor smoke damage to a kitchen.
Three people safely evacuated from the property and called Emergency Triple Zero (000) for assistance.
ACT Fire & Rescue wish to remind the community to maintain ovens and stove tops clean [...]

Duffy car fire

By 22 November 2011

ACT Fire & Rescue and ACT Ambulance Service on scene at a car fire on Eucumbene Drive and Cotter Road, Duffy.
Male patient with serious burns.
Update to follow.
9:44am Tuesday 22 November 2011

Car fire has been extinguished.
Vehicle has sustained serious fire damage.
ACT Ambulance Service intensive care paramedics have transported patient to The Canberra Hospital in a [...]

Cancer house for Duffy

By 27 October 2011

Chief Minister Gallagher has announced the purchase of a house in Duffy to act as a residence for cancer patients and their carers:
“The house in the suburb of Duffy will be a home away from homefor cancer patients and their carers for whom long distances make it too difficult for them to travel to and [...]

Did you see the Duffy holdup?

By 23 October 2011

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an attempted aggravated robbery at the Duffy supermarket this afternoon (Saturday, October 22).
Around 2.45pm today, a man entered the supermarket and threatened staff with a knife.
He made demands for money but was rebuffed and the offender then ran from the premises empty-handed.
The offender is described as around 188cm (6’2”) [...]

Dumping in Duffy

By 13 September 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

These are from a block on Eucumbene Drive Duffy. I’ve seen men in white hazmat suits taking stuff away.
I like the couch in the sewage pipe hole that was 10ft deep.
It used to be a cool place to have a fire and a few beers at night with mates.
I don’t think my [...]

Nine strikes and counting for Duffy DUI

By 30 August 2011

HomeMedia centreMedia releasesNine times drink driver appre…
Nine-times drink driver apprehended again
Release Date: Tuesday, August 30 2011, 09:17 AM
A 35-year-old Duffy man who was caught drink driving on Wednesday night (August 24) has nine previous drink driving convictions.
About 10.40pm members from Woden Police Station were conducting random breath testing on Namatjira Drive, Fisher, when they stopped [...]

Ramming Speed in Duffy!

By 8 February 2011

A police vehicle was struck by a stolen car and damaged early this morning (Tuesday, February 8) after an incident in Duffy.
Around 1.40am today police were conducting a mobile patrol of Duffy, on an unsealed link road off the Cotter Road, when they found an abandoned maroon Holden Statesman which had been recorded as stolen.
While [...]

Des Res in Duffy?

By 3 December 2010

CTimes has published a pic of flooding in Duffy overnight.
Now I understand why the lemmings rushed to buy overpriced real estate there after the fires.
For a million or so you too can have flood as well as fire and live a really long way from the CBD!
Buy in the most exciting [...]

Police Wrap – 22 November

By 22 November 2010

1. School rampage:
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to several instances of property damage to schools in Stirling, Duffy and Waramanga over the weekend (20-22 November).
Early Sunday morning (21 November) police responded to a report of an alarm activation at the Arawang Primary School, Waramanga. Police gained entry to the school and found a fire [...]

Police Wrap – 25 September 2010

By 25 September 2010

1. They messed with the wrong home owner:
ACT Policing has arrested three young males and one young female for three aggravated burglaries in Page yesterday (Thursday September 23).
Around 10.00am a resident of Birelle Street in Page contacted police after seeing the four youths acting suspiciously in the rear yard of her neighbour’s property. A detailed [...]

Gala Fund Raiser for Stromlo Scout Hall

By 25 May 2010

[ 5 June 2010; ]

On Saturday 5 June the Woden Southern Cross Club is playing host to a very special community event.

The benefit evening to raise money for a replacement Scout hall in Duffy (destroyed in the 2003 fires) for the Stromlo Forest group is going to be an unusually star studded event.

On top of a three course dinner [...]

Scouts return to Stromlo

By 30 April 2010

L->R Stromlo Cub Leader and a Young Canberra Citizen of the Year Michael Freeman, Scout Rachel Alley-Freeman, Mary Porter MLA, Scout Allana Alley-Freeman and Chief Commissioner Neville Tomkins
Duffy seems to be at the centre of our thoughts at the moment. Mary Porter was down there today handing over a giant novelty cheque to the Scouts [...]

What’s Duffy like?

By 29 April 2010

My family is moving over from Perth and you guys have helped me out with advice on schools – thank you! We’re keen on Duffy  – it seems cool and is in our price range.
I’d love to know your opinions on Duffy as a suburb, Weston Creek in general and what you know about [...]

Drama in Duffy

By 13 August 2009

Anyone hear/see all the drama in Duffy today?
Cops raiding a house – guy escapes out the back window (window was closed) and runs into the bush.
Police, helicopter – all very exciting for quiet lil ole duffy.

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