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Best of Canberra Callout: Café strips

Lonsdale Street

I love the way that Canberra has distinct neighbourhood business districts—there’s a sense that everyone has a little section of shops nearby and their own local cafés and bars. But often we only know our closest ones best. Why not take the time to explore a part of the city you don’t often get to? [...]

Woman stable after incident at Kingston Foreshore


A woman was taken to hospital in a stable condition after being helped from the water at Kingston Foreshore just after 4pm on Thursday.
Passers-by came to the aid of the woman and she was then assessed by intensive care paramedics.
Crews from ACT Fire & Rescue and ACT Ambulance Service attended the incident.

First Look: Molto Italian

Bartender at Molto

“When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that’s amore,” crooned Dean Martin.  And there is something about dining in a decent Italian restaurant that captures your soul and makes you feel like you are falling in love.  Maybe it’s the food, or maybe it’s the atmosphere.  And Molto Italian seems to have found that magic ingredient.

I [...]

First Look: Cinnabar Chinese Restaurant

San Choy Bao

Thursday pay week, and the Kingston Foreshore was pumping. My date wanted to take me out for dinner and, as we walked past the elegantly designed Cinnabar Restaurant, we decided to try something new.
San Choy Bao
As an Australian who has spent time in China and Taiwan, I found it strange that the only Asians appeared [...]

Cat lock-in plan for Causeway, Kingston Foreshore, Casey

By 1 December 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
free roaming cat

The ACT Government has for the first time proposed extending its cat containment strategy into an established suburb of Canberra.
It proposes declaring two new cat containment areas in the territory, at Casey in Gungahlin and in the suburbs surrounding the Jerrabomberra Wetlands Nature reserve including the Kingston Foreshore and The Causeway.
The Causeway was one of [...]

Developer sought for Kingston arts hub

Kingston Arts Precinct

The ACT Government has today called for development applications for the Kingston Arts Precinct, home to the Canberra Glassworks, Megalo Print Studio + Gallery and Bus Depot Markets.
The four-hectare site sits between the Kingston Foreshore, Bowen and Telopea parks and apartment-filled old suburb of Kingston.
Chief Minister Andrew Barr said developers had a unique opportunity to [...]

Cheap eats – 38 Espresso (Kingston Foreshore)

38 espresso

Kingston Foreshore might not be well known for its cheap eats, but it’s possible to find lunch for less than $15 – if you know where to look.
I bought my first apartment six months ago. The good thing is that it’s only a few minutes’ walk from Kingston Foreshore. The bad news is that I’d [...]

5 urban Canberra walks to try this winter

Lonsdale Street

For a city designed around cars, Canberra has some pretty great urban walks.
I set out this week to put together the city’s best urban walks for tourists and locals alike. You can easily knock over each of these walks in no more than an hour, and you’ll find plenty of hidden gems along the way.

1. Lonsdale [...]

Is Manuka dying?

By 31 March 2015

The shops at Manuka in Canberra’s inner south have always been a hive of activity. The first work started there in the late 1930s and by the 1960s the shops were flourishing with florists, shoe stores, two supermarkets, clothing stores, a delicatessen as well as two butcher stores, hairdressers, barbers, and even a fishmonger. Nowadays there’s [...]

Where’s the ladies? Enjoying marmalade martinis at C Dine Bar


This week, we planned to meet for brunch (mmm, we love brunch) at Local Press Café on the Kingston Foreshore but had to take our chances with a table as they didn’t take bookings.  Sadly, we missed out – but it did send us to another little find on the foreshore– C Dine Bar.  CDB [...]

Locals snap up rare waterfront blocks at Kingston Foreshore


Two unique mixed-use sites on the Kingston Foreshore both sold under the hammer this morning to local developers.
Block 3 sold for $6.95 million to Boris Planinac of Pavillion Homes. Block 4 sold for $7.35 to David O’Keefe of Madison Constructions.
Both blocks allow for a range of residential and commercial uses, with a [...]

The Kingston Foreshore – Canberra’s new dining district?


In Canberra it is commonplace for the newest establishments to be flooded by locals making it difficult to sample the delights of the Nations Capital’s newest eateries and bars for months. However, visiting the Kingston Foreshore for a meal provides to be an eerily quiet experience. Possibly being compared to its ‘flashy’ Sydney cousin, Darling [...]

Kingston Arts Precinct Master Plan released


The Land Development Agency (LDA) has released the Master Plan for Section 49 Kingston, otherwise known as the ‘Kingston Arts Precinct’ or ‘Kingston Cultural Precinct’.

The 5.4 hectare site, bounded by Wentworth Avenue, Eastlake Parade and Giles Street, contains historic buildings such as the Kingston Glassworks, Fitters’ Workshop and the Old Bus Depot Markets.
Retaining the heritage [...]

International Music Festival at Kingston Foreshore


[ 10 May 2014 at 1:00 pm; ]

The 2014 Canberra International Music Festival Kingston Foreshore is on this weekend, featuring live music, good food and wine, a variety of market stalls, guest appearances from the Brumbies and entertainment for the kids.

Now in its third year, the festival showcases a wide range of live entertainment with an international flavour.

A huge variety of music [...]

Help name Kingston Foreshore’s second major park

By 21 June 2013

Here is an opportunity ladies and gentlemen to make all of your dreams come true. I know that it has long been a desire for all of you to see a little piece of Canberra named after the RiotACT, and now a chance to make that happen has arrived.
The Land Development Agency, along with the [...]

Kingston Harbour Launched

By 12 June 2013

The Land Development Agency has YouTubed the launch of the new Kingston Harbour:
Minister for Economic Development Andrew Barr MLA officially opened the Kingston Harbour and surrounding landscaping on 12 June 2013. Here are the highlights of the event.

Sunrise at Kingston Foreshore. Images of Canberra

By 3 November 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

This shot of Kingston Foreshore at sunrise in from Rob Crispe at
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Doma Group on the Kingston contruction tragedy.

By 21 July 2012

This in via email:
Press release from Doma Group and Bloc:
At approximately 9am Saturday morning during a concrete pour the concrete boom appears to have broken from the truck and fallen to the ground. Two workers are injured and there has been one fatality. The site has been closed and handed over to authorities [...]

Concrete boom collapse at the Kingston Foreshore


Three workers have been injured in an accident on a work site in Kingston this morning.
The ACT Ambulance Service and ACT Fire & Rescue were called to Dockside, Eastlake Parade were a concrete boom had collapsed.
Firefighters have rescued one of the men who was trapped under the boom.
Update to follow.
10:02am Saturday 21 July 2012

Intensive care [...]

Cycle path around the Kingston foreshore

By 19 February 2012

There is an article in the CT today about calls for cycle path work around the Kingston foreshore.
After riding in that area a few weeks ago I would have to agree.
It was impossible to work out how the cyclepath from the wetlands connected to the otherside of the foreshore.
Worse, [...]

Victory declared by all in latest Kingston Foreshore battle

By 17 February 2012

Back in November the Greens were furious about Government efforts to end planning appeals to Kingston Foreshore developments. They were concerned the moves would limit their ability to get involved in the Kingston Arts Precinct.
Yesterday it appears a compromise was reached which, unusually, pleased all parties.
First the Greens’ Caroline Le Couteur was happy, with some [...]

Asbestos at Kingston Foreshore

By 14 February 2012

The Land Development Agency has sent a letter advising of asbestos found on the island part of Kingston Foreshore.
This is particularly interesting as it wasn’t that long ago all the soil in the island was dug up from somewhere else and deposited there to form the island.
Is there a corner of the ACT that hasn’t [...]

A stealth call-in for the fitters workshop?

By 30 November 2011

The Greens’ Caroline Le Couteur is screaming blue murder over some interesting maneuvers in the ongoing saga of the war upon the print makers.
On 14 November, the Government created a regulation to exempt a precinct of Kingston Foreshore from 3rd party appeals. This area includes the Kingston Arts Precinct, where the Fitters’ Workshop is located. [...]

Kingston Island – why is this private footbridge being passed off as “public infrastructure”?

By 27 November 2011

Article in the Canberra Times this morning proudly promotes a footbridge to a proposed “private island” of exclusive residences, with no public spaces as far as I can tell (there is little information online).
It has been funded by the Land Development Agency as “part of almost $18 million it is spending on the public [...]

Simon silences opposition to Kingston Foreshore plans

By 15 November 2011

Simon Corbell has announced new planning regulations for the Kingston Foreshore to speed things up:
“Third party reviews to date have been creating excessive delay in some developments in the Kingston Foreshore precinct, and this is an important decision to create certainty for development of this area,” Mr Corbell said.
“The Kingston Foreshore is a highly planned [...]

Kingston Foreshore car bustup

By 8 October 2011

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an incident in Kingston on Friday morning (October 7), in which several vehicles were damaged.
Police were alerted by a member of the public that several vehicles had been damaged in Giles Street Kingston, near the new foreshore development.
It is believed that sometime between 12.30am and 6.30am on Friday morning [...]

Kingston afternoon by the lake


Violet68 has sent in a set of pictures with this note:
Some pics from a peaceful afternoon spent by the lake yesterday. There were people buzzing around all afternoon fishing, jogging, walking, playing with their dogs, cuddling. Then around 5.30ish the lights began to come on and a whole new show started. I’m [...]

Englobo gets The Promenade

By 23 February 2011

Chief Minister Stanhope informs us that the last Kingston Foreshore site “The Promenade” has gone for $9.1 million to the Englobo Group who plan to put 120 apartments on it as well as offices, restaurants, and shops.
“The site is uniquely positioned within what is set to become one Canberra’s most exciting leisure and retail precincts [...]

Casey, Crace, and Foreshore changes withdrawn

By 20 December 2010

ACTPLA have announced that they’re not pursuing changes to increase the density of Casey and Crace.
ACT Planning and Land Authority (ACTPLA) Chief Planning Executive, Neil Savery, said that following an assessment of submissions and having regard to the provisions of the Planning and Development Act, some of the changes would no longer be progressed as [...]

Gateway Apartments go to court

By 29 September 2010

The Canberra Times reports that Ms Anne Moore and the owners corporation of the Kingston Foreshore Gateway Apartments are off to the federal court seeking redress from the Land Development Agency and Bovis Lend Lease over sub-standard construction.
It must be pretty bad to draw this kind of public attention to their very expensive real estate [...]

ACTPLA gets tough on the Kingston Foreshore

By 17 August 2010

ACTPLA has the surprising news that they’ve actually knocked back non-complying development applications on the Kingston Foreshore!
Chief Planning Executive Neil Savery said the two development proposals on Trevillian Quay exceeded height regulations, did not comply with ground level frontage and did not provide any potential for active frontage on either the quay or lake sides.
“As [...]

Kiss your car goodbye at Aurora?

By 10 August 2010

The Canberra Times has the fascinating news that the new Aurora development on the Kingston Foreshore is dispensing with private car parking in favour of the ferry service!
Developers of a $50 million mix of cafes and apartments at Kingston Foreshore are promoting pedestrian, electric car and ferry modes of transport rather than car ownership.
An [...]

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