Tag Archives: kambah

Behold the Fire Tornado!

By 13 June 2013

The ABC recently ran a Catalyst story on the fire tornado that came with the 2003 fires.
Our own ESA have kindly posted the youtube vid of the previously unknown phenomena:
On the afternoon of the 18th January, 2003, the fires that had been burning to the west of Canberra were influenced by elevated fire danger [...]

Kambah house fire. A hero emerges

By 5 June 2013

ACT Fire & Rescue are on scene at a fire in a kitchen on Trussell Place, Kambah.
Fire has been extinguished.
Time of Emergency Triple Zero (000) call 1.00pm.
Update to follow.
1:22 PM

ACT Fire & Rescue are about to commence air monitoring and ventilation operations.
A passer-by noticed smoke and flames from the house. After gaining entry through the [...]

Teen burglars nabbed

By 17 May 2013

ACT Policing has charged two men following an aggravated burglary in Farrer yesterday (Thursday, May 16).
Police attended a residence in Farrer in response to reports of an aggravated burglary. The two offenders are understood to have gained entry to the residence through the rear door of the house.
Property stolen included a backpack, electronic tablet, camera [...]

Rainbows at the ACT Diversity Hub


People seems to be concerned that the Diversity ACT Hub would not be a significant source of rainbows for the residents of Kambah.
To allay your fears, here are some snaps to show those Diversity ACT people are miles ahead of us.
Hopefully, rainbow pedestrian crossings are next on the Diversity agenda.
Welcome to Kambah, LGBTI Community. [...]

Watch out Kambah, they’re obviously trying to convert you!

By 3 May 2013

The Labor Party has the news of a Diversity ACT Hub opening. That is “a community centre and support service for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex (LGBTI) community”.
We shall move past the interminable debate on which acronyms they really should be using and instead consider the location of this service:
“These new premises in Kambah [...]

Burns on Black Mountain and in Kambah

By 9 April 2013

Territory and Municipal Services (TAMS) wishes to advise the public that (weather permitting) two controlled burns will be undertaken tomorrow in Kambah and at the Australian National Botanic Gardens. The Australian National Botanic Gardens burn is approximately 20 hectares in size and one lane of Black Mountain Drive will be closed tomorrow during the [...]

DV 317 comes for Kambah


Simon Corbell has announced planning changes (he calls them improvements) for Tuggeranong:
“The ACT Government released the plan which set out the vision for the Kambah Group Centre while also
addressing issues like parking availability and ease of movement around the retail precinct. This draft Variation
317 (DV317) will guide future development while maintaining the village feel that [...]

Kambah death not suspicious

By 22 March 2013

The results of the post mortem examination conducted on a 42-year-old woman found deceased in her Kambah house on Monday (March 18) has revealed the cause of death is not suspicious.
Police were called to the Kambah house by ACT Ambulance around 9.15am on Monday.
Investigations to determine the cause of her death were undertaken by detectives [...]

Death in Kambah

By 18 March 2013

ACT Policing is investigating the circumstances around the death of a 42-year-old woman at a house in Kambah.
Police were called to the scene by ACT Ambulance around 9.15am today (Monday, 18 March).
Police are treating the death as suspicious.
Investigations to determine the cause of her death are underway by detectives from Criminal Investigations and AFP Forensic [...]

Fatals in Kambah and at the Cotter

By 16 March 2013

Police investigating fatal on Cotter Road
ACT Policing is investigating a single vehicle motor cycle collision that occurred this morning (Saturday March 16).
About 2.30 am police were notified of the collision where a man riding has lost control of the motorcycle approaching a bend.
A woman pillion has come off the motor cycle and collided with [...]

Dinosaur Awesomeness in Kambah


Driving some lads home from a buck’s night last week, I was delighted to zip by what looked to be a smallish Tyrannosaur prowling outside the dinky little shops at Mannheim St in Kambah.
Over the extended weekend we wandered back to find it was a life sized Postosuchus, in Kambah! He is the “frontman” [...]

Party down at your local shops

By 12 March 2013

Head on down to your local shops today. Trust me, it’ll be worthwhile. As part of the centenary celebrations, local shops around the ACT are hosting shindigs for the locals. Get amongst it!
Here’s a list of shops involved:
Tuesday 12 March
Hughes 10.00am-3.00pm
Waramanga 10.00am-12.00pm
Garran 10.00am-12.00pm
Hackett 10.00am-12.00pm, 3.00-4.30pm and 7.00-9.00pm
Calwell 11.00am-12.00pm and 3.00 – 4.30pm
Dickson 10.00am-2.00pm
Kambah (Carleton [...]

Mental health facility opens in Kambah

By 6 March 2013

Chief Minister Gallagher has opened a new Step-up, Step-down supported accommodation service for mental health treatment:
Ms Gallagher launched the sub-acute youth (18-25) Mental Health Step-up, Step-down supported accommodation service on site in Kambah.
The provision of the mental health step-up, step-down service addresses key priorities identified in the ACT Mental Health Services Plan 2009-2014.
“This [...]

Recognise this nasty piece of work?

By 22 February 2013

ACT Policing has released a facefit image of one of the two men involved in a home invasion in Kambah on Wednesday (February 20).
Between 1.25am and 1.55am, two men entered the 73-year-old man’s residence, assaulted him and made demands for money.
The elderly man was taken to The Canberra Hospital where he was treated for minor [...]

Kambah home invasion

By 20 February 2013

ACT Policing is calling for witnesses to a home invasion in Kambah earlier this morning (Wednesday, February 20).
Between 1.25 am and 1.55 am, two men have entered the residence of a 73-year-old man. The men have assaulted the elderly man in his bedroom before making a number of demands for money.
The men left shortly after [...]

Kambah firelighter

By 30 January 2013

An 11-year-old boy will undergo a restorative justice process after being caught lighting a fire in Kambah yesterday (Monday, January 28).
Around 12.35pm, police attended the Wanniassa Primary School after a member of the public reported seeing two young people lighting fires against a tree on the school’s oval.
Police spoke to the two boys, one aged [...]

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 [...]

Street art Tuggeranong style

By 3 January 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Trent sent this one in:
I have always enjoy Canberra’s street art and recently stumbled on this beauty at the back of Kambah Shops! The scale is impressive
Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it in to .

Commodore driver trapped in burning car

By 3 January 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

ACT Policing has arrested a 19-year-old man after he fled a serious collision in Kambah yesterday afternoon (Wednesday January 2).
The man was driving a stolen blue Ford Territory which collided with a black Holden Commodore about 5.45pm. The Commodore caught fire, with the driver becoming trapped for a short time until members of the public [...]

Kambah burn Thursday

By 5 December 2012

The ACT Rural Fire Service will tomorrow morning, Thursday 6 December, 2012, weather permitting, assist a private land owner with a hazard reduction burn at the property “Westwood Farm”, Kambah Pool Road, Kambah, from 8.30am till 12pm.
Two heavy tankers, one Compressed Air Foam System (CAFS) tanker, one light unit, two command vehicles and nine personnel [...]

Banks burnout enthusiast loses his car

By 5 December 2012

ACT Policing arrested and charged a 21-year-old Banks man following a pursuit early this morning (Wednesday, December 5).
Around 1.47am police were on a routine patrol in Sulwood Drive, Kambah when they witnessed a Holden utility perform two burnouts.
Police attempted to perform a traffic stop on the vehicle but it failed to stop and a pursuit [...]

Kambah monkeybike enthusiasts punch on with the cops

By 3 December 2012

Police arrested two Kambah men, a 20-year-old and a 29-year-old following the assault of a police officer last night (Sunday, December 2).
Police attended Chirnside Circuit in Kambah following reports of men riding ‘pocket’ bikes in the street.
Upon arrival they witnessed a man riding a ‘pocket’ bike without a helmet at speed up the street [...]

Ice Queen smashes into police roadblock on Northbourne

By 22 November 2012

A 30-year-old Kambah man was arrested following a police pursuit, which ended when his vehicle collided with a police vehicle on Northbourne Avenue this morning (Thursday, November 22).
Around 4am, a Belconnen patrol attended Thynne Street, Bruce in response to reports of men breaking into vehicles. On arrival, police saw two vehicles, a white Toyota Vienta [...]

Kambah house on fire

By 4 November 2012

ACT Fire & Rescue is on the scene of a house fire in Springbett Street Kambah.
The house is well alight with multiple crews working to extingish the fire.
Update to follow.
12:20 PM

Firefighters have extinguished the house which has sustained significant damage.
The cause is unknown but ACT Fire & Rescue has confirmed the fire started in a [...]

Save Kambah Halfpipe!

By 5 October 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

On Tuesday we were intrigued by FOI’d deliberations on the future of the Kambah halfpipe.
Yesterday Skateboarding Australia weighed in with a campaign to save the apparently unique facility:
There was no consultation with the Canberra Skateboarding Association about this idea. To our knowledge there was no consultation with any skateboarders. We want to save the [...]

Did you see the Athllon Drive collision?

By 14 September 2012

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a single vehicle collision, which occurred on Athllon Drive, Kambah yesterday (Thursday, September 13).
Around 12.20pm, a silver Nissan Skyline GT coupe was travelling north on Athllon Drive (approximately 200m north of Sulwood Drive) when it left the roadway and rolled down an embankment. The 22-year-old Theodore man was the [...]

Fire at the [Former] Fun Factory

By 17 August 2012

ACT Fire & Rescue currently on scene at a fire at the Fun Factory, Jenke Circuit, Kambah.
Fire in a plant room with ACT Fire & rescue crews gaining access.
All personnel have been evacuated.
Update to follow.
8:57am Friday 17 August 2012

Fire has been extinguished.
Three fire pumpers, a Command Officer, the Hazardous Materials Unit and the Breathing Apparatus [...]

Tuggers car BBQ!

By 11 August 2012

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to two vehicle fires which occurred Southside early this morning (Saturday, August 11)
About 4.20am police were called to the basketball courts at St Mary McKillop College in Wanniassa, where a silver Subaru Heritage had been set on fire and extinguished by ACT Fire and Rescue.
About 6.11am police attended a second [...]

Fire on Faithfull Circuit

By 9 August 2012

ACT Fire & Rescue on scene at a house fire on Faithfull Circuit, Kambah.
Fire in a roof space.
Update to follow.
9:37am Thursday 9 August 2012

Fire is under control in the sealed metal roof space of the three bedroom house.
Three fire pumpers on scene, with the Breathing Apparatus vehicle and a command officer.
Update to follow.
9:48am Thursday 9 [...]

Alleged Kambah loser charged for primary school burg

By 7 August 2012

ACT Policing has arrested an 18-year-old Kambah man following an aggravated burglary last week.
Between 5.30pm Thursday, August 2 and 5.30pm Friday, August 3 offender(s) gained entry to a classroom at St Thomas Apostle primary school, Kambah.
A teacher at the school noticed several items had been taken from the room.
At 9am this morning (Tuesday, August 7) [...]

Parking Kambah style


Greg has sent in these images of Kambah’s efforts to not be left behind in the extreme parking stakes. Taken just off Sulwood drive.
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Police take an interest in Mackay Crescent fire

By 17 July 2012

ACT Policing are investigating a house fire at Mackay Crescent, Kambah this afternoon, (Monday 16 July).
ACT Fire and Rescue were called to the scene just after lunchtime today. Mackay Crescent was blocked in both directions while the blaze was extinguished. After further investigation, the case was handed over to ACT Policing about 4.50pm today.
AFP [...]

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