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Police seek witnesses to aggravated car robbery

Police wrap

Police are appealing for witnesses following an aggravated car robbery at Stromlo High School in Waramanga on Thursday.
ACT Policing received a report about 11.45am that a male offender armed with a knife had approached another male and demanded his vehicle.
The alleged offender assaulted the male and then fled in the vehicle. An extensive police search [...]

Motorcyclist dies after collision at Stromlo

Cotter Road, Stromlo

A man died in hospital late yesterday afternoon after suffering serious head and chest injuries when his motorcycle collided with a tree on Cotter Road, Stromlo a short time earlier.
His death is the first fatality on Canberra’s roads this year.
ACT Policing is investigating the single-vehicle collision, having responded initially to a report of the [...]

Music Amongst the Stars – Charity Concert for ACT Down Syndrome Association


[ 22 March 2015 at 3:00 pm; ] Last year the ACT Down Syndrome Association (ACTDSA) lost their main sponsor and this has had large impacts on their service provision ability. In light of this, and to celebrate the 10th anniversary of World Down Syndrome Day, “Recorders in the Basement” & Friends will be performing a charity concert at Mount Stromlo Observatory at [...]

Stromlo shutdown

By 16 January 2014

ACT Territory, Venue and Events advises that Stromlo Forest Park will be closed effective 12.30 pm 16/1/14 until further notice due to the total fire ban conditions in the ACT.
Advice will be provided to the community as to when it will reopen.
12:14 PM
[Courtesy ESA]

Death at Stromlo

By 12 October 2013

A 46-year-old Nowra man has died after a mountain biking incident on Mount Stromlo today (Friday, 11 October).
The incident occurred about 2.25pm, while the man was riding in preparation for the 2013 World Solo 24 hour Mountain Bike Championships.
A brief will be prepared for the coroner.
[Courtesy ACT Policing]

Stromlo burn

By 22 September 2013

The ACT Rural Fire Service will tomorrow, Sunday 22 September, 2013, assist a private landholder with an agricultural burn on the property “Spring Valley”, Uriarra Road, Mt Stromlo.
The burn will commence from 11am and is expected to finish at approximately 4pm.
Two heavy tankers and eight personnel will conduct the burn.
The ACT Handy Map grid reference [...]

Cottermouth Burn

By 11 September 2013

Scouts ACT will tomorrow, Thursday 12 September, 2013, weather permitting, carry out a small hazard reduction burn on the property ‘Camp Cottermouth’, Cotter Road in Stromlo.
The burn is planned to commence at 10am.
The ACT Handy Map grid reference for the burn is H13.
Temporary smoke cover may affect the local area.
The Health Directorate advises that people [...]

ANU burning on Stromlo

By 28 August 2013

The Australian National University (ANU) is today, Wednesday 28 August, 2013, conducting a hazard reduction burn near the Mount Stromlo Observatory, Stromlo.
The ACT Handy Map grid location for the burn is I13.
Temporary smoke cover may occur.
The Health Directorate advises that people with asthma, other chronic respiratory
and/or chronic cardiac diseases should not perform vigorous exercise [...]

The fog banks from Stromlo


Ben_Dover has shared with us this morning’s fog banks draped over Canberra like a warm fluffy blanket.

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Stromlo burn

By 5 July 2013

The ACT Rural Fire Service will assist a rural landholder tomorrow, Saturday 6 July, 2013, weather permitting, to conduct a hazard reduction burn at a rural property on the Cotter Road, Stromlo.
The burn will commence at 10:30am and finish at 3:00pm.
Two heavy tankers and 10 personnel will conduct the burn of approximately 48 hectares of [...]

Stromlo Forest to get a swimming pool

By 21 May 2013

Andrew Barr has announced that the Stromlo Forest Park is also going to host a swimming pool:
The Gallagher Government is delivering on its election commitment to provide a new 50-metre indoor swimming pool in the Weston Creek/Molonglo area.
The Government is today announcing that land adjacent to Stromlo Forest Park has been chosen as the preferred [...]

A theory on the Stromlo asbestos

By 1 May 2013

The asbestos on the Mt Stromlo bike path has been there for over 40 years. It is associated with the ruins of what is locally known as the Magnetic Hut (not to be confused with The Magnetic Hut on ANU Campus).
Back in 1973 it was situated in a pine forest. You could see [...]

Permanent Stromlo trail closures

By 1 May 2013

The ACT Government is throwing its hands in the air with the big asbestos finds on Mount Stromlo:
Investigations and rehabilitation activities regarding the discovery of asbestos containing material (ACM) found on two sections of the main trunk mountain bike trail at Stromlo Forest Park are continuing.
Testing was conducted earlier this month and the results of [...]

Stromlo closed by asbestos

By 3 April 2013

The Economic Development Directorate has announced the main trunk trail at Stromlo Forest Park has been closed by found asbestos:
All users of the main trunk trail at Stromlo Forest Park are advised that sections of this trail are closed until further notice. Pieces of potential asbestos containing material (ACM) have been found on two sections [...]

View from the top


Ben_Dover was up the pinnacle Monday night and caught this view of the controlled burns in Stromlo.
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Nice view of Stromlo. Images of Canberra

By 18 February 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Taken yesterday while walking the dogs and annoying the cyclists.
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Stromlo police runner left his girlfriend behind

By 9 February 2013

ACT Policing is seeking to confirm the identity of the driver who fled in his vehicle into bushland off Uriarra Rd, near Stromlo early this morning, became stuck, then abandoned his car and his female passenger.
Around 12.53am today (Saturday, February 9), police observed a maroon Toyota LandCruiser 4WD wagon disobey a red light in Phillip.
Police [...]

Stromlo burn tonight

By 13 December 2012

The ACT Rural Fire Service Rivers Brigade will tonight, Thursday 13 December, 2012, weather permitting, conduct a hazard reduction burn at the Rivers Fire Shed, Cotter Road, Stromlo.
The burn will commence from 7pm to 10pm.
Three heavy tankers, one medium tanker, one command vehicle and 20 personnel will conduct the burn of grass, approximately 100 metres [...]

Stromlo burn tonight

By 22 November 2012

The ACT Rural Fire Service Rivers Brigade will tonight, Thursday 22 November, 2012, weather permitting, conduct a hazard reduction burn at the Rivers Fire Shed, Cotter Road, Stromlo.
The burn will commence from 7pm to 10pm.
Three heavy tankers, one medium tanker, one light unit, one command vehicle and 20 personnel will conduct the burn of one [...]

New name for Stromlo Crit Track?

By 19 October 2012

The criterium cycling circuit at Stromlo was named the Stephen Hodge Criterium Cycling circuit when it was opened in 2006.
Stephen Hodge has just admitted to doping during his career as a pro cyclist and has since resigned from his current position as vice-president of Cycling Australia.
So I think we need a new name for the [...]

Stromlo Mountain biker cocks up

By 26 May 2012

A 35-year-old male has sustained serious injuries in a 20 meter fall while riding his mountain bike in the Stromlo Forrest.
The ACT Ambulance Service utalised a specialised 4-wheel-drive Ambulance to retrieve and treat the patient, who sustained injuries to his face, back and head.
The ACT Ambulance Service will shortly depart the scene and transport the [...]

Hashemoto and Mr Fibby live at the Stromlo Palais Sunday 29 April


[ 29 April 2012 at 3:00 pm; ]

Hello Rioters,

Hashemoto and Mr Fibby are heading again to the top of Mount Stromlo to play at the site of the Yale-Columbia telescope as the sun sets over the Brindies, and you are all invited! BBQ provided by the CMC, although I haven’t asked yet, so maybe not.  
If you came along last year then [...]

Stromlo burn tonight

By 16 February 2012

The ACT Rural Fire Service (ACTRFS) will conduct a Hazard Reduction Burn tomorrow night, Thursday 16 February 2012, weather permitting, at Stromlo Forest Park.
The ACTRFS Rivers Brigade will commence the burn from 7:00pm – 11:00pm.
Six heavy tankers and 30 personnel will conduct the burn covering a total area of approximately ten hectares.
The ACT Handy Map [...]

Stromlo burn

By 22 December 2011

A private landholder will today conduct a small hazard reduction burn of one pile of vegetation on the property of “Winslade”, Cotter Road, Stromlo.
The purpose of the burn is the removal of accumulated fuel.
The ACT Handy Map grid reference for the burn is I13.
[Courtesy ESA]

Under the dome. Images of Canberra

By 5 December 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

Martin was up at the old observatory over the weekend for the Stromlo open day and took this stunning picture of the burnt out dome.
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Vikings’ Thursday Night Supercrits

By 20 October 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

On Thursday afternoons during dayight savings, Vikings Cycling Club holds a series of criterium races at Stromlo Forest Park. Every week there are prizes on offer for the winners of each grade, and an ongoing pointscore is recorded for each half of the season to determine the Supercrit Champions.
This is also the time of year [...]

The new scourge of cannabis dumping

By 14 September 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

ACT Policing’s Rural Patrol is investigating several instances of dumped cannabis in rural areas of the ACT this month.
Around 10.45am today (Wednesday, September 14), Rural Patrol attended a road in the rural area of Holt after ACT Rangers found approximately 50 kilograms of cannabis dumped on the side of the road.
The cannabis consisted of clippings [...]

Two new mountain bike festivals for February at Stromlo

By 5 September 2011

Andrew Barr has announced he’s opened the new “The Playground” series of tracks at Stromlo Forest:
Today I joined program partners Capital Hotel Group, TREK, Onya Bike, cre8ive, Makin Trax and Canberra Off-Road Cyclists and Mountain bikers Ben Henderson and Ben Cory to officially open a new 2 kilometre test track known as The Playground.
The $60,000 [...]

Fire burning near Stromlo?

By 16 August 2011

FashionPeacock has sent in this picture.
Can keen eyed readers figure if it’s on our list of burns for today?
Will post more as it comes to hand.

Lost watch @ Stromlo

By 26 July 2011

I’ve managed to lose my watch at Stromlo whilst riding yesterday (Sunday 24/07), either in the car park or on a trial. It’s not an expensive watch but was purchased in Switzerland and has great sentimental value. The watch is a Swiss Military with a blue face and three small dials.
 If anyone has found it [...]

Stromlo sabotage

By 11 July 2011

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to property damage at a development site in Stromlo over the weekend.
Police attended the development site on Cotter Road, Stromlo around 7.30am today (Monday, July 11), where a number of pieces of machinery and a portable toilet had been damaged. A small amount of property was also stolen from the [...]

Telstrayama Morning


Dannybear took this one this morning from Mount Stromlo.
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