Tag Archives: gungahlin

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

By 1 April, 2013

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 images@the-riotact.com .

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
Terence

After the heat, comes the storm…

By 6 January, 2013

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 [...]

Gungahlin geyser

By 4 December, 2012

ACT Fire & Rescue are currently on scene at Eckley and Swain Streets, Gungahlin following a burst water main.
Water has sprayed approximately 25 metres into air and has impacted on four units with water damage to the upper level and significant damage on the ground floor.
12 residents have been evacuated from the two level [...]

Punchy Gungahlin 17 year old

By 3 December, 2012

A 17-year-old male will face court this morning (Monday, December 3) after allegedly assaulting three people on Saturday night (December 1).
Around 8:30pm an off-duty police officer drove past the Gungahlin McDonalds restaurant and witnessed a young man pulling a pizza delivery driver out of his vehicle and allegedly punching him.
The officer stopped his vehicle and [...]

Macgregor and Gungahlin burns

By 27 November, 2012

The ACT Rural Fire Service (ACTRFS) will conduct two hazard reduction burns tomorrow afternoon, Wednesday 28 November, 2012, weather permitting, at Macgregor and Gungahlin.
The ACTRFS Molonglo Brigade will conduct a hazard reduction burn at the Belconnen Pony Club, Parkwood Road, Macgregor, from 5pm to 11pm.
Two heavy tankers, two medium tankers, one command vehicle and 15 [...]

Parking Gungahlin style

By 20 November, 2012

This one in from Paul:
Caught this one up at Magnet Mart at Gungahlin on the weekend.
Could not believe my eyes, as you can see its very deliberate and I know that no one had parked badly on either side…….
Got an image of Canberra (not necessarily of parking) you want to share with the world? Email [...]

Sunrise over Gungahlin. Images of Canberra

By 13 November, 2012

arescarti42 has sent this in:
Sunrise over the bogan badlands of suburban Gungahlin
Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it in to images@the-riotact.com .

Claytons Consultation on Gundaroo Drive

By 2 November, 2012

Territory and Municipal Services are asking for members of the public to self select as a “focus group” on the duplication of Gundaroo Drive:
Gungahlin residents and other interested stakeholders are invited to participate in a focus group session to discuss the duplication of Gundaroo Drive.
“Carrying up to 12,500 vehicles a day, Gundaroo Drive provides [...]

Brown water in Gungahlin

By 22 October, 2012

ACTEW Water customers in the Gungahlin District may experience some discolouration of the water supply from Tuesday 23 October until Saturday 27 October 2012 due to essential network maintenance.
ACTEW Water apologises for any inconvenience this essential work may cause.
It is difficult to predict which properties the discoloured water may reach, however the discolouration will [...]

Coffee shops and community life in Harrison/Gungahlin?

By 22 October, 2012

My husband and I are returning to Canberra after three years away and we’ll be renting in Harrison. I’ve never lived in Gungahlin before and I’m sort of familiar with the town centre but not the rest of the area.
I can’t see any Harrison shops on Google Earth but maybe it’s an old picture. Does [...]

Parking Gungahlin style

By 23 September, 2012

Arescarti42 has sent this in:
Taken in Gungahlin, approximately 8:45 on Saturday evening.
I was impressed by this driver’s inability to park within the lines, despite having a very small car, and a very big parking space.
Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it in to images@the-riotact.com .

Did Andrew Barr get the obesity memo before opening the Mitchell Maccas?

By 22 September, 2012

A few people have been remarking how incongruous it is that Katy Gallagher’s spent a large chunk of the election haranguing the public about their fat kids and then Andrew Barr went and officially opened a Maccas at the gates of the city yesterday:
This morning I joined franchisee Hani Sidaros to officially open the Gungahlin [...]

Liberals to duplicate Horse Park Drive

By 20 September, 2012

Member for Cars Alistair Coe has, with his leader, announced a little something for the suffering commuters of Gungahlin.
ACT Opposition Leader Zed Seselja and ACT Shadow Transport Services Minister Alistair Coe announced today that if elected, the Canberra Liberals will duplicate Horse Park Drive. Mr Seselja said Gungahlin residents deserve a government which understands the [...]

Gungahlin burn

By 14 September, 2012

The ACT Rural Fire Service (ACTRFS) Gungahlin Brigade will tomorrow, Saturday 15 September, 2012, weather permitting, conduct a hazard reduction burn adjacent to Horse Park Drive, Gungahlin, south of the suburb of Forde.
The burn will commence from 10am to 6pm.
One heavy tanker, one medium tanker, one light unit, one command vehicle and 11 personnel will [...]

Penal battalion delay. Why get donations from one developer when you can harvest many?

By 13 September, 2012

Liberal Leader Zed Seselja is hopping mad that, despite a great many things having been announced as caretaker mode looms before the election, the decision as to which developer will be paid to build ACT Public Service offices in Gungahlin has been kicked into the long grass:
The ACT Labor Government has left developers potentially hundreds [...]

Cinema promises for Gungahlin

By 11 September, 2012

It makes little sense in the economics of cinemas (in which your correspondent worked for some years) for there not to be one in Gungahlin.
But it seems that is going to be rectified with Andrew Barr promising he’s getting started:
I am pleased to announce today that the Government will this week be seeking expressions of [...]

Gungahlin thug arrested

By 7 September, 2012

Police have arrested a 17-year-old teenager in relation to an alleged assault of a 20-year-old man in Gungahlin last week.
Around 9.00pm last Friday (August 31), police attended Hibberson Street in Gungahlin after receiving reports of an assault.
The 20-year-old man was taken to the Canberra Hospital where he was treated for injuries resulting from the assault.
Police [...]

Loud bangs south of Gungahlin?

By 3 September, 2012

About 11am we heard a series of loud noises coming from somewhere south of Franklin- apparently they could also be heard in Civic.
Anyone know what’s going on?

Gungahlin gets a Community Health Centre

By 3 September, 2012

Chief Minister Gallagher yesterday announced the opening of a new Gungahlin Community Health Centre which is open to the public today:
The new $18 million health centre will offer: community nursing ambulatory clinics; allied health services including physiotherapy and podiatry; dental surgeries for children and youth; and a range of services for women and children including [...]

Humphries happy dancing on NBN woes

By 30 August, 2012

As has too often been the case in recent years we’re buggered if we can make sense of what Senator Humphries is trying to achieve.
He’s opposed to the NBN and yet disappointed construction has gone slowly? Just happy to be able to give Senator Lundy the bird?
Yet again, Labor’s broadband promises to Gungahlin are [...]

Gungahlin mosque gets the go ahead

By 29 August, 2012

Nothing on the relevant websites but the Canberra Times has word that ACTPLA have approved the Gungahlin Mosque:
In their assessment of the development, ACT planners found surrounding roads could cope with traffic generated by the mosque and that the proposed 43 on-site parking spaces were sufficient.
Planners also said several objections to the mosque on religious [...]

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