Tag Archives: gungahlin

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 [...]

Banhammer comes to Arirang Gungahlin


Peter sent this one in:
More fodder for the masses. Attached is a photo of Arirang Korean restaurant (on Hibberson St, Gungahlin) taken on Sunday. Note the possible explanation in Korean.
Keep them coming to .

Gungahlin gas leak

By 20 March 2013

ACT Fire & Rescue currently on scene at Gundaroo Drive, Gungahlin at a gas leak.
The gas line rupture caused by workmen in the area.
No evacuations. Nearby residents have been advised whilst gas contractors work to repair the 160mm gas line rupture.
Crews are expected to remain on scene for the next hour.
10:54 AM

Due to changeable wind [...]

Gungahlin Community Council goes into bat for Magnet Mart

By 13 March 2013

The GCC is kicking up a fuss over the Stalinist command and control based land planning in the ACT which is going to plonk a Bunnings down next to the Magnet Mart.
The Gungahlin Community Council meeting on Wednesday 13 March will hear a presentation on pre Development Application consultation relating to the proposed development of [...]

A ‘minor’ setback for Sultan’s Turkish Pide

By 6 March 2013

Sultan’s Turkish Pide Gungahlin seems to have seen better days.
James sent this in:
An employee was roaming around outside when I took these. He was very keen to make sure I was aware this was as a result of “minor structural issues”. A jack hammer was being used inside to tear up the tiled floor [...]

Lost dog in Gungahlin

By 19 February 2013

This one’s doing the rounds on Facebook but we thought we’d lend a hand.

So Gungahlinistes, enjoying your NBN?

By 1 February 2013

Apparently the National Broadband Network got turned on in Gungahlin this morning.
Anyone on it wanting to share how joyful your life now is?

Police want your help with firebugs

By 25 January 2013

ACT Policing, ACT Fire & Rescue and ACT Rural Fire Service have joined forces to warn the community about the danger of deliberately lighting fires this summer, following a suspicious grass fire in Gungahlin this week.
On Monday (January 21), ACT Fire & Rescue extinguished a fire near the Uniting Church on The Valley Avenue in [...]

Plumbers in Canberra?

By 18 January 2013

We’ve got a leaking shower.
Can anyone recommend a good/reliable/ not pricy plumber in Canberra (preferably Gungahlin area)?
Thanks a lot.

Gungahlin car vandals

By 17 January 2013

ACT Policing is calling for witnesses to multiple reports of property damage to vehicles in Gungahlin on Saturday afternoon (January 12).
ACT Policing responded to reports of property damage around the Doris Turner Street Forde area at 7.35pm. During the incident a member of the public apprehended a 21-year-old male and female who were subsequently handed [...]

Gungahlin GP’s with cardiology special interest?

By 7 January 2013

Hi all,
A friend of mine has recently arrived in Canberra and needs long term support for a heart condition and a referral to a Cardiologist,
I’m looking for  GP in Gungahlin/North that has a special interest in cardiology. Can anyone recommend one?
Many thanks

After the heat, comes the storm…

By 6 January 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

It was hot outside today, and it will be hot again tomorrow. But in between we’ve had a great series of storm cells passing over, with some excellent lightning.
I pointed the camera out the upstairs window, and set it on automatic shooting with a programmable remote control. Unfortunately there’s nothing automatic about the processing stage…
But [...]

Toot! Toot! A tender called for a study on Capital Metro

By 13 December 2012

Simon Corbell has announced he’s putting out to tender a study on how the ironclad promise of a light rail track will integrate with the rest of the bus network:
“Light rail will be an addition to our existing public transport network in the ACT, and therefore this study will provide detailed and essential analysis of [...]

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