Tag Archives: gungahlin

I’ve seen bigger cigarette burns…

By 16 January 2014

A small fire has been extinguished in Gungahlin this afternoon.
ACT Fire & Fire Rescue and the ACT Rural Fire Service were alerted to the incident just before 4.30pm.
Multiple units were quickly dispatched to the scene and put the fire out.
The area burnt was 1 metre x 1 metre.
4:49 PM
[Courtesy ESA]

The Canberra Poems of P.S Cottier on Immortal Muse

By 9 January 2014

The Immortal Muse website has featured the works of P.S. Cottier related to Canberra.
There’s a lot there, and a lot worth thinking about.
Perhaps best of all is “Houses of Gungahlin”:
What space for expansive thought or emerald memory
in these distorted castles, hunch­backed yet grown giant,
perched on desecrated hills, cubist shrines to ugly Gods?
With their whole [...]

Anthony Paton off the roads until 2016

By 6 January 2014

The day Anthony Paton killed his son and ruined the life of the woman he hit on the wrong side of the road he was unlicensed, driving an unregistered car, and wildly drunk at 0.281.
His sentencing has gone online:
I now sentence you to imprisonment for four years and four months for culpable driving causing the [...]

Wallaroo grassfire

By 30 December 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

The ACT Rural Fire Service and ACT Fire & Rescue is currently responding to a grass fire burning at on the ACT / NSW border at Wallaroo.
The Bushfire Alert and Warning Level for this fire has been set at ADVICE.
The ACT Rural Fire Service and ACT Fire & Rescue has multiple units responding to the [...]

Coffee Bitch #91 Central Cafe, Gungahlin

By 11 December 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

The kind of glitzy suburban yik where vynol and laminex rule.
(well it is a shopping mall).
All smiles and service however the coffee takes seven minutes to arrive at my table, which is up there with the slowpoke champions.
And no they weren’t busy.
Central is located on one corner of the mall, very busy with shoppers; with [...]

Barr decreeing a cinema, hoping to find an operator

By 26 November 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

In the most arse-about process seen in many a long day from this comprehensively arse-about government Andrew Barr has the astonishing news that he’s engaged Krnc Group to build a cinema complex in Gungahlin.
But who will run it?
I am also delighted that Greater Union, who has been such a major player in the entertainment industry [...]

Gungahlin goes wild

By 25 November 2013

ACT Policing took three men into custody for breaches of the peace after a disturbance in residential Gungahlin in the early hours of this morning (Sunday, November 24).
After reports of a disturbance were received at an address in Gungahlin where a large group of people were gathering in the street outside, police attended to find [...]

New Government Shopfront opening up in Gungahlin

By 18 November 2013

A new Government shopfront is opening up in Gungahlin, which should be interesting news for anyone who lives near the area and occasionally needs to get things done.
The press release also discusses the “new style” of the shopfront and its open floor plan which should be interesting news for anyone who cares about the floor [...]

Ratbag nicks a bike at the skate park

By 17 November 2013

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses after a teenager was robbed of his bicycle yesterday (November 15) afternoon.
Around 4.15pm the 15-year-old male teenager lent his bicycle to a man while at the Yerrabi Ponds Skate Park in Gungahlin.
When the teenager requested the return of his bicycle, the man showed the teenager a knife which was [...]

Anyone missing a black and white cat? Found in Gungahlin

By 10 November 2013

This black and white male cat was found in Gungahlin last week. He is microchipped and desexed, but unfortunately his microchip details are out of date so it has not been possible to locate his owners. He has a number of health issues so it is very important to find his family. Does anyone recognize [...]

Gungahlin video store lasts long enough to be robbed

By 3 November 2013

ACT Policing arrested a 33-year-old Palmerston man following an aggravated robbery in Gungahlin yesterday (Saturday, November 2).
Around 11.05am the man entered the Civic Video Gungahlin store and threatened a staff member with an object wrapped in a plastic bag, claimed to be handgun, demanding cash.
The staff member complied, handing over a sum of cash.
Police attended [...]

Suspected burglar nabbed at the Gungahlin Marketplace

By 1 November 2013

ACT Policing has arrested a twenty-seven year old woman following a burglary that occurred in Chisholm on Tuesday 24 September.
It is alleged the offender smashed a window to gain entry to the premises.
The resident of the property returned home later that day to find a number of items had been removed including electronic goods and [...]

Giulia wants action on the Hinder and Hibberson Street intersection

By 23 October 2013

The Legislative Assembly’s worst parker is intrepidly wading into transport issues with a demand for action:
The dangers at the Hinder and Hibberson Street intersection in the Gungahlin Town Centre must be prioritised as a matter of urgency by Minister Shane Rattenbury, Member for Molonglo Giulia Jones said today.
“There have been 66 crashes at the [...]

Centenary trees stolen and valdalised

By 17 September 2013

It seems 16 of the 100 celebratory centenary trees planted in July have been stolen. Many more have been vandalised in various Canberran suburbs, particularly in Narrabundah and Gungahlin.
“An inspection last week revealed that three English Elm, nine Roman Cypress and four Chinese Pistachio trees were stolen from Flynn Place between Thursday 5 September and [...]

The road goes ever on and on…

By 12 September 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

This in from Steve.
One of the ACT Government’s less convincing efforts.
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Camping Gungahlin Style?

By 9 September 2013

Anyone know what the deal is with the guy in Gungahlin who’s parked his van up on Kate Crace Street and set up a tent?
Has been there since Friday?

Another Gungahlin shooting

By 24 August 2013

ACT Policing is investigating the discovery of bullet holes in a window of a house in Ngnunnawal yesterday (August 23).
Around 11.30pm last night a witness contacted police and said they had heard what sounded like gun shots at about 1.10am Friday morning.
The witness said they had also seen a vehicle drive away from the area [...]

You Can’t Eat Your Words at Gungahlin College Lecture Theatre

By 21 August 2013

SEE-Change are holding a public lecture on food security, and several senate candidates are speaking to voice their positions on the subject.
As someone who relies quite heavily on food, this is of interest to me.
Before the people of the ACT vote at the next election, they can find out for themselves where their local candidates [...]

Fireweed on the march again

By 16 August 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

TAMS are warning that the Madagascan Fireweed menace is still merrily bobbing along:
Canberrans are urged to be on the lookout for infestations of Madagascan Fireweed (Senecio madagascariensis) which have been detected in the Gungahlin area.
“Infestations of Fireweed have been detected in large numbers close to the boundaries of Gungahlin Hill, Gungaderra, Mulangarri, Percival Hill, Mulligan’s [...]

Have you seen Melissa Morning?

By 11 August 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

ACT Policing is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a 40-year-old Gungahlin woman who has been missing since yesterday evening (Saturday, August 10).
Melissa Morning is described as Caucasian in appearance, approximately 165cm (5’5”) slim with brown mousy hair. Police have been searching for Melissa and have concerns for her welfare.
She was last seen wearing [...]

Gungahlin looking increasingly like Kandahar


ACT Policing’s Criminal Investigations is investigating its second shooting incident in one week.
Police were called about 6am this morning (Friday, August 9) to a unit in Gungahlin after the resident woke to find a hole in a window. The resident had heard a noise and when they went to investigate located a hole in [...]

Federales approve Gungahlin expansion


Simon Corbell has joined the supposed caretaker Mark Butler in announcing approval to make even more Gungahlin for better or worse:
The Australian Government today announced it has approved further development in the Gungahlin district in the ACT, following a comprehensive strategic assessment of the region under national environment law.
The Gungahlin Plan has been prepared [...]

Who shoots a store? Mysterious bullet holes in Gungahlin

By 6 August 2013

ACT Policing’s Criminal Investigations is investigating bullet holes into a business in Gungahlin overnight (August 6).
About 7.50am this morning, the owner arrived at the business and saw what appeared to be bullet holes in the window of his shop.
Members from Gungahlin Police Station attended and assessed the damage, confirming four bullet holes in to a [...]

Sales Tax Gungahlin Style

By 5 August 2013

Sales tax! Gungahlin.
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Cycling from gungahlin to civic?

By 15 July 2013

I’m moving out of my inner north enclave to Gungahlin town centre.
Would love to continue to cycle to work but do not like the idea of bike lanes on busy roads.
Does anyone know of off-street dedicated paths that can get me most of the way there (even if it’s a bit further) or [...]

Thieves running rife on Gungahlin construction sites

By 12 July 2013

A series of burglaries from construction sites in Gungahlin’s newest suburbs have prompted ACT Policing and the Master Builders Association (MBA) of the ACT to urge builders to secure their construction sites and equipment, and for nearby residents to watch out for suspicious behaviour around these locations.
Over the past three months, 16 burglaries and thefts [...]

Stargazing and family entertainment at Crace this Saturday night

By 27 June 2013

[ 29 June 2013 at 6:30 pm; ] There’ll be plenty of free entertainment at Crace this Saturday night for their ‘Under the Milky Way’ event.

Canberra Astronomical Society members will be there with our telescopes to give you a tour of the night sky. Saturn is at its best right now, straight overhead. And there are a lot of other great night-sky features [...]

Gungahlin’s adorable legless lizards


Simon Corbell just announced that a recent survey has uncovered a large population of adorable legless lizards in three of Gungahlin’s nature reserves.
The striped legless lizard is a vulnerable species so the discovery of such a large amount of the little guys is good news indeed.
“In terms of size of habitat and number of lizards [...]

Gungahlin Drive holdups?

By 21 May 2013

Anyone know what the deal is with Gungahlin Drive between Well Station Drive and Sandford Street citybound? There’s been a few mornings this week where its gotten to be like there is a bottleneck like there was when the GDE was one lane – only once you crawl to the lights at Sandford Street, [...]

Koochi Afghan Cafe. A review


Went out for a late lunch over the weekend at Gungahlin, we didn’t feel like Asian food which seriously limited our choices, it was suggested by Mrs Jonnie that another cafe had opened that was Middle Eastern of some type.
We walked over to Hibberson Street and found the Koochi Afghan Cafe – we were shown [...]

Digging up Gungahlin, Lecture

By 17 April 2013

The Canberra Archaeological Society has been active in local archaeology and heritage protection for most of its 50 years.
At this presentation, Helen Cook will start with a panoramic view of Canberra Archaeological Society involvement in identifying, recording, excavating, conserving and promoting cultural heritage in Gungahlin, including embarrassing photos, the ghosts of history past and [...]

Yesterday we went live with the NBN. Here’s how it went.

By 5 April 2013

Yesterday was the long-awaited connect to the National Broadband Network day. Yay!
After being involved for years in the community campaign to get Gungahlin’s parlous internet access upgraded, it was lovely to be able to see the end result.
We’ve been paying Telstra the same price as someone in Sydney pays for an ADSL2+ service running at [...]

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