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Ask RiotACT: Buying in ‘old’ Dunlop

By 24 December 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Ask RiotACT

Hi Everyone!
Can anyone share some buying advice for old Dunlop? Specifically Lance Hill Ave/Evelyn Owen Crescent?
Looking to buy a 4-bed in the area; I have a young family so I’m wondering if its worth looking there?

Ghost at Fassifern?


I’ve done a few tests of aerial video over Fassifern Homestead at the end of Ginninderra Drive in Dunlop because it’s close by and fenced off. A friend of mine remembers going there as a kid to ride horses. I was a bit surprised to hear a rumour that people think it is haunted. Does [...]

Queanbeyan man arrested after car theft

By 9 February 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Police wrap

ACT Policing has arrested a 28-year-old man from Queanbeyan after he stole a car and breached bail conditions on Sunday morning (8 February).
About 9.20am, the owner of a silver Mazda RX8 started the vehicle in his driveway at Dunlop and while it was running, left it to get something from his house. When he returned [...]

House catches alight after lightning strike

By 22 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Multiple fire crews are fighting a house fire in Dunlop believed to be caused by a lightning strike.
ACT Fire & Rescue were alerted to the incident in Menzel Crescent at 2:42pm and responded immediately with three fire pumpers and a commander.
Update to follow.
(ESA Media Release)

Pergola fire in Dunlop

By 28 October 2014

A pergola has caught alight at a house in Dunlop.
Firefighters are working to contain the fire from spreading further.
Two ACT Fire & Rescue pumpers are on scene at Thornhill Crescent.
The Emergency Triple Zero (000) call was made at 8:41am.
(ESA Media Release)

Woman charged over death in Dunlop

By 18 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

A 23-year-old woman has been arrested over the death of her mother in Dunlop last night (Friday, October 17).
About 5:40pm police received a call to attend a home in Dexion Place, Dunlop. On arrival, a 56-year-old woman was found deceased and a crime scene was established.
The 23-year-old has been charged with Murder and will face [...]

Police investigate suspicious death in Dunlop

By 17 October 2014

ACT Policing is investigating a suspicious death in Dunlop which occurred earlier today (Friday, October 17).
About 5:40pm police received a call to attend a home in Dexion Place, Dunlop. On arrival, a 56-year-old woman was found deceased and a crime scene was established.
ACT Ambulance Service also attended the scene. Forensic Services are conducting an examination. [...]

Wheelchair stolen in Dunlop

By 29 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Hi all,
Long time lurker, wish I was making a first post in better circumstances.
My sons wheelchair was stolen from the boot of our car overnight, and I’m hoping someone may have seen it or have some information which will lead to it’s return. We live in Dunlop, very close to the walking/bike tracks, and I’m [...]

Belco safety sign rampage?

By 28 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

LSWCHP has noticed something a that seems a little disturbing happening in the North, anyone else spotted this?
Driving through Dunlop today on Kerrigan circuit I noticed that many of the safety signs on the road had been smashed to the ground, as shown in the attached image. There must’ve been over a dozen signs damaged [...]

Shooting dogs in Dunlop

By 10 September 2013

A dog has been injured after being shot by ACT Policing following an attack of up to three people earlier this evening (Tuesday, September 10).
Around 5.55pm members from Belconnen Police Station responded to a report of a tan-coloured dog attacking a number of people in the area between Fassifern Pond and Jarramlee Pond in Dunlop.
A [...]

Dunlop to get trees

By 15 July 2013

TAMS have the extraordinary news that West Belconnen is going to look much nicer in twenty years:
The streets of Dunlop will be revamped throughout winter and spring this year with approximately 600 new trees to be planted in the suburb’s streets.
“Territory and Municipal Services recently undertook a comprehensive audit of street trees in Dunlop [...]

Rider down in Macquarie


ACT Policing is investigating a collision in Macquarie where a motorcycle rider has collided with a tree.
About 9am this morning police were conducting radar speed detection on Bindubi Street, Macquarie when a rider on a blue motorcycle drove past above the posted speed limit.
Police attempted a traffic stop on the motorcyclist, activating lights and siren [...]

Flynn smack bust

By 27 April 2013

ACT Policing has arrested and charged a 50 year-old man following the execution of a number of Drugs of Dependence Act search warrants yesterday afternoon (Friday, April 26).
At approximately 2.15pm police intercepted a vehicle on Coppins Crossing bridge in the ACT. A search was undertaken and police located and seized a small amount of heroin [...]

Wild sprees of car vandalism

By 7 April 2013

ACT Policing is investigating several cases of damage to vehicles in the Dunlop, Macgregor, Forde and Bonner areas over the last month.
On Saturday (6 April) alone, up to 11 vehicles were damaged in the suburbs of Forde and Bonner with affected vehicles having their windscreens or windows smashed with house bricks which were left at [...]

Dunlop burn

By 8 March 2013

Territory and Municipal Services (TAMS) wishes to advise the public that, weather permitting, a controlled burn will be conducted tomorrow, Saturday 9 March 2013, within the Dunlop Grasslands Nature Reserve adjacent to Douglas Waterhouse Drive in Dunlop.
The burn is approximately 11 hectares in size.
[Courtesy TAMS]

Controlled burns in Dunlop and O’Connor

By 1 February 2013

Territory and Municipal Services (TAMS) wishes to advise the public that, weather permitting, two controlled burns will be conducted next week.
The first burn will be conducted on Monday 4 February 2013 within the Dunlop Grasslands Nature Reserve and the second burn will be conducted on Tuesday 5 February 2013 in bushland adjacent to Belconnen [...]

The baby names of 2012

By 21 January 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Simon Corbell is sharing with Canbrerra last year’s most popular baby names.
In 1913, Kathleen and Henry were the most popular names for newborns in the ACT but almost 100 years on Charlotte and Jack have taken the top spot in 2012, Attorney-General Simon Corbell, has announced today.
“In celebrating our Centenary in 2013, we see that [...]

The lounges of Dunlop

By 4 January 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

This in from Diane:
Lounging Dunlop style
Overlooking west belconnen pond
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The curse of Dogman strikes again

By 14 September 2012

ACT Policing Criminal Investigations detectives have arrested a 27-year-old Dunlop man for assisting in the aggravated robbery at the Kaleen Caltex service station on August 24.
Around 4pm yesterday (September 13), police executed a search warrant at a house in Macgregor. The information to obtain this warrant came via an anonymous member of the community [...]

Guess what colour the Commodore in the police pursuit was?

By 11 August 2012

ACT Policing has arrested a 24-year-old Dunlop man following a vehicle pursuit in Belconnen yesterday afternoon (Friday, August 10).
Around 2.20pm Belconnen Patrol members were conducting a mobile patrol along Kuringa Drive when they saw a white Holden Commodore travelling at excessive speed.
Police activated their lights and sirens attempting a traffic stop on the vehicle, however [...]

Mini bonfires in backyards, are they legal?

By 14 May 2012

Does anyone know if it is legal for people to host mini bonfires in their backyards?
I live in Dunlop (where the houses are so close you can hear your neighbour flush their toilet) and the people behind me are hosting a little gathering with their friends, I can hear everything.
It’s almost 3am and I’d [...]

Dunlop pokie roller loses by a nose

By 26 April 2012

ACT Policing has arrested a 19-year-old Dunlop man yesterday (Wednesday, April 25) following three thefts at Clubs across Canberra in the past month.
Police will allege the man had taken money from Clubs in the ACT region over a period of 35 days.
The man will face the ACT Magistrates Court today charged with three counts of [...]

Dunlop car BBQ

By 31 March 2012

ACT Fire & Rescue are currently responding to reports of a car fire in Sleay Place, Dunlop.
Initial Emergency Triple Zero (000) call received at 4:25pm.
Update to follow.
4:40pm Saturday 31 March 2012

ACT Fire & Rescue arrived at the scene of a car fire in Sleay Place, Dunlop, to find the engine bay of a Mazda RX8 [...]

Ram raid West Belco style!

By 16 March 2012

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an attempted aggravated burglary which occurred at the Woolworths supermarket in Dunlop this morning (Friday, March 16).
Around 4.30am police received a report of a possible ram raid at the Shoobridge Circuit address.
Belconnen Patrols attended shortly after to find a white Ford Falcon one-tonne utility at the [...]

Spence sneakthief done for by the dogs of Dunlop

By 29 February 2012

A 27-year-old Spence man will face the ACT Magistrates Court today after police arrested him minutes after allegedly committing a burglary.
About 2.40 am this morning (Wednesday, February 29), the residents of a Dunlop home were awoken by their dogs barking.
Upon investigating, the male resident saw the internal garage door was open and a person crawling [...]

Two wee doggies missing

By 18 February 2012

My dear old mum’s two little dogs have gone missing overnight, mum’s in quite a state.
Would really appreciate if you could keep your eyes out for Millie and Maggie, missing from Dunlop. Millie is a small black Scottish Terrier type, Maggie is smaller, white with a bit of tan, maltese cross type. They [...]

Issues with TransACT

By 17 October 2011

Last weekend, starting Saturday morning, mother-in-law had issues with her (TransACT connected) land line in Dunlop. Her line dropped out completely, with no ability to phone out or take incoming calls. This also had the effect of causing her monitored security system to go offline (blue light flashing outside and annoying warning ping inside). [...]

PLEASE READ: Lost Cockatiel in DUNLOP – Very tame and EXTREMLY MISSED – REWARD is offered apon his safe return.

By 5 September 2011

Missing male cockatiel:
He went missing on Friday (2nd September, 2011) in Ginninderra Ridge, Dunlop at around 4pm. He responds to the name “Tweety” and will come if you call him using a high pitched voice. He is eight years old, very tame and has white feathers with red cheeks and a bright yellow crest. He also has a [...]

Spitting blood on the police

By 1 August 2011

Two ACT Policing officers were exposed to blood and saliva by an aggressive, abusive 28-year-old male outside a Canberra nightclub in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Around 2.15 on Sunday morning (July 31), members of the City Beats Team approached a small group causing a disturbance in Alinga St, Civic, and where one man was [...]

Dunlop collision, both lanes closed.

By 10 June 2011

New traffic tweet from ACT Policing:
2 vehicle collision Ginninderra Dr/Kerrigan St Dunlop. Both lanes closed expect delays seek alternate route

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Tuesday test for emergency warning systems.

By 5 June 2011

A trial of the national telephone warning system, EMERGENCY ALERT, will be conducted in the ACT this Tuesday, 7 June 2011, from 7pm.
The trial will be conducted in Dunlop from Ginninderra Drive through to the Dunlop Grasslands, and from the fire trail west of the Charnwood district playing fields, out to the West Belconnen [...]

Confirmed.. It’s a Woolies for Dunlop


For those who doubted the original blog back in January, and there were plenty the development application is now in for the new Supermarket at Dunlop even though it’s been under construction for months. (how does that work?)
Did they get in before the (former) Chiefly one insisted on getting more IGA etc, or didn’t anyone [...]

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