Tag Archives: kippax

Mix it up: Why mixed-use developments are key to Canberra’s future

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The draft Kippax Town Centre master plan continues the ACT government’s work in modernising our group and town centres in line with contemporary planning principles.
Canberra’s period of highest growth and construction was during the 1960s, a time when town planning prized neatness and separation of use. By building highly segregated residential suburbs, commercial districts, and [...]

Ask RiotACT: Lightweight plastic bags at Kippax Woollies

By 30 October 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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I’m pretty sure that lightweight plastic bags are banned in the ACT. Kippax Woolworths is currently using them, because apparently there is a problem with the supplier. A checkout attendant informed us that it ‘would probably only be for a couple of days’. Is that allowed? Can a shop just put that rule on hold for [...]

Why Higgins is the ideal site for a West Belconnen community hub

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A new childcare facility for up to 122 children is being proposed for a vacant block near Kippax.
This block is located adjacent to Southern Cross Drive and accessible from Hardwick Crescent. Instead of building a facility near busy roads, perhaps the old Higgins school site, next to the Higgins oval, would be more suitable?
The Higgins site [...]

West Belconnen needs infrastructure before housing expansion

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Reading this Sydney Morning Herald article about central Sydney, I wonder what the exact plans are for expanding housing in West Belconnen.
It would be good if the ACT government upgraded infrastructure before 11,000 new homes are built in the Macgregor-Holt area.
A 50m indoor pool at Kippax, a third supermarket at Kippax (Coles or Costco), an ACT government [...]

A look around Canberra – Kippax

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This week we’re exploring a place, rather than a suburb, just to mix things up a bit.
Kippax is an area in the Belconnen region which is located within the suburb of Holt. Most of Kippax is a comprised of a shopping mall (yep, you guessed it, Kippax Fair), but the name was also taken on [...]

Ram raid in Kippax; witnesses sought

By 30 March 2015
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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses following an aggravated burglary involving a stolen vehicle within the Kippax Fair shopping centre early this morning (Monday, 30 March).
Around 6.25am today, police attended the Kippax Fair shopping complex after reports that a vehicle had crashed through the front doors some 10-15 minutes earlier, causing significant damage.
The vehicle has then [...]

On a window at Kippax

By 11 December 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

P1 sent us in this image:

I have no words.
P1 may be speechless, but Alex Jones is never lacking in words.
As a bonus treat, here’s a video where Alex Jones compares the NFL to Stalin for not wanting to let people bring guns into their games:

Never let social media strangers lure you to Kippax Fair

By 12 October 2013

Two men will face ACT Magistrates Court this morning (Saturday, 12 October) in relation to an alleged sexual assault on Thursday, 26 September.
Police will allege the two men, aged 31 and 20, lured the victim into meeting them using a social networking application.
Upon meeting the men at Kippax Fair in Holt, the woman was driven [...]

Status of Bicycle Cage at Kippax?

By 3 December 2012

Does anyone know what is happening with the bike cage that was planned to be built at Kippax?
Looking at the ACT Govt’s Bike-and-Ride map, I noticed that Kippax was supposed to be getting a bike cage right about now i.e. “Late 2012″:
Nobody was available at the Bike-and-Ride office today to tell me what the status [...]

Kippax firebombings

By 28 October 2012

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to two fires in Holt overnight.
Around 2.15am today (Sunday, October 28), police attended the Kippax Fair Shopping Centre, where ACT Fire and Rescue had extinguished a small fire outside the Kippax Health Centre. The fire caused minor damage to a door at the Health Centre, and appears to have been [...]

Kippax bag snatcher nabbed

By 22 October 2012

ACT Policing has arrested a 19-year-old Phillip woman who allegedly robbed a woman at the Kippax Fair Shopping Centre yesterday afternoon (Sunday, October 21).
Around 5.25pm two woman were sitting outside a restaurant eating dinner when they were approached by three women.
One of the offenders grabbed the victim’s bag off the seat next to her and [...]

Dumping the tele at the charity bins. It’s the Australian Way!

By 7 June 2012

Thanks to P1 for sending in the pic with this note:
You can dump’em for free, but there is still a broken telly by the charity bins in Kippax tonight.
Flat panel too.
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Aggravated robbery in Kippax, Florey man arrested

By 27 May 2012

A 22-year-old Braddon man has been arrested following an attempted aggravated robbery in Holt yesterday morning (Saturday, May 27).
About 9.40am the man entered a store at the Kippax Shopping Centre in Holt where he produced a knife and demanded the female shop assistant hand over the contents of the till.
The shop assistant told the [...]

Coffee Club at Kippax!

By 23 May 2012

Coffee Club at Kippax and 24 hours Maccas – Kippax gets trendy.
The new Kingston (without the lake).

Dodgy Fuel in Kippax

By 20 March 2012

I have a novated lease vehicle which has a Caltex Star Card for fuel purchases.  I always fill up at the Caltex station in Kippax as it’s very close to my house and very convenient.  On Fri the 9th I filled up with 95 octane fuel at about 8:00 in the morning.  10 minutes later [...]

Holt hold up

By 19 January 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery in Holt last night (Wednesday, January 18).
About 11.30pm a man entered the 7-Eleven at the Kippax shops in Holt. CCTV footage shows the man approaching the staff members and threatening them with a knife, demanding they give him the cash from the till.
He placed a blue [...]

Shorty hits the Kippax local liquor

By 12 November 2011

Police are seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery at the Local Liquor store at Holt last night (November 11).
About 9.45pm police were called to Local Liquor in the Kippax Fair Shopping Centre after a man entered the store with a knife. The man demanded and obtained a sum of cash from the staff member behind [...]

Solution to Kippax dumping?

By 17 October 2011

Stuart has sent this gem in with this note:
The charity bins at Kippax are treated as nothing more than a cheaper version of the tip by many people. So here’s the Government’s reaction to the problem. Good to see it’s proving so effective…
(it’s nice to see that someone’s thoughtfully made sure to include [...]

The mean streets of Kippax

By 28 June 2011

ACT Policing is investigating an aggravated robbery of a taxi driver in Hardwick Crescent Holt, early today (Tuesday, June 28).
About 4.00am the taxi driver was asleep in his vehicle in the Kippax Fair shopping centre car park when he was woken by a knock on the driver’s window. The taxi driver noticed a man and [...]

Banana arbitrage opportunities?


The keen-eyed Owen has prepared this composite image to illustrate the opportunities for banana trade in Canberra.
At lunchtime on Friday in the City Markets bananas were going for $14.99. Whereas Jabal in Kippax the following day was $7.99.
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Is the Kippax power array an eyesore?


A couple of days ago wildturkeycanoe posted a whinge about the windmills and solar panels being built in Kippax.
Today Colin’s sent in a picture so you can judge for yourself.

Kippax eyesore?

By 28 March 2011

Anyone noticed the solar panels and wind turbines at the new child care center [i think]? I’m glad I don’t live across the road and have to see them everyday.
I understand going “green”, but can anyone tell me if there was a DA submitted and residents asked what they think of it all?
Something [...]

Holt man staggering drunk in the afternoon

By 10 March 2011

A 60-year-old Holt man was arrested yesterday afternoon (Wednesday 9 March) after driving his vehicle intoxicated and being involved in a collision.
Police were called to the Kippax Shopping Centre around 2.45pm after members of the public reported a motor vehicle collision involving a possible intoxicated driver.
No one was injured as a result of the [...]

Kippax Servo Hit

By 15 February 2011

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery in Holt early this morning (Tuesday, 15 February).
Around 1.10am two male offenders entered the Kippax Mobil Service Station on Hardwick Crescent in Holt and demanded money from the service attendant. The service attendant handed the offenders the cash drawer. One of the offenders took a sum [...]

Greens propose Park’n’Ride for Kippax and Calwell

By 2 February 2011

The Greens’ Amanda Bresnan has made a call for Park’n’Ride facilities in Kippax and Calwell to encourage bus use:
“Residents in these areas are long overdue for an investment in public transport infrastructure that makes it cheaper and easier to get to and from work,” Ms Bresnan said.
“Park’n’Ride infrastrucure in Calwell and Kippax, along with a [...]

When Canberrans just can’t wait for the op shop to open

By 31 December 2010 FEATURED ARTICLE

Owen has sent through this pic of the state of the donations bins in Kippax.
West Belco represent!
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(And yes, after a short coastal break I’m back. Thanks to Jazz for holding the fort)

West Belconnen Leagues Club rolled

By 23 December 2010

This in from Crime Stoppers:
ACT Policing is investigating an aggravated robbery which occurred in Kippax early this morning (Thursday, December 23).
Around 3.20am a man entered the West Belconnen Leagues Club and threatened three staff members at gunpoint. The offender tied the victims up and took a sum of cash.
The victims were not injured and after [...]

Southern Cross Dr Intersection with Starke St / Florey Dr

By 21 November 2010

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I know this topic has come up before  but I figured a new post was warranted.
What the hell is with these two intersections? Are they ever going to be fixed? They are both absolute death traps.
I moved to a place quite near to both of these intersections earlier this year, and remember quite [...]

Busy night for the firies

By 23 October 2010

Two things from the ESA over night you might have been wondering about.
First was a gas leak at Kippax:
8:55pm Friday 22 October 2010 – Refrigerant gas leak at supermarket ACT Fire Brigade has attended a leak of refrigerant gas at Woolworths supermarket, Kippax Fair shopping centre, Hardwick Cres, Holt.
Leak occurred in the plant room [...]

More business accommodation for Kippax?

By 1 October 2010

The Land Development Agency (LDA) recently sent a letter to West Belconnen residents  advising that a couple of blocks of land near the Kippax shops are going up for sale.
They’re zoned Commercial CZ2 – Business.
I live pretty close to Kippax and have no problem with more business spaces there (though I wonder how they’ll [...]

Another accident…………….

By 19 April 2010

[ED - Crimestoppers' report is now available.]
Yet again there has been another serious accident at the intersection of Florey Drive and Southern cross Drive.
Between this intersection and the next one up (Starke Street) over the last 15 years I have lost count of how many accidents I have seen there.
Enough is enough, when are these [...]

Discover the plusses of Busses (ie they come off better than a building)

By 23 May 2008

As reported in the local media yesterday, here are a few photos of the bus that crashed into the front of Kippax shopping centre yesterday afternoon.

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