Tag Archives: symonston

Take a slideshow tour of ACT’s expanded prison

Shane Rattenbury

Expansion works at the Alexander Maconochie Centre are now complete and detainees who were moved to a temporary jail at Symonston in mid-2015 due to overcrowding at the main prison returned early this week.
The Symonston site will remain a weekend detention institution only from this week.
Corrections Minister Shane Rattenbury toured sections of the expanded jail [...]

Police seek assistance to locate missing man

By 22 January 2015

**UPDATE 23/01/2015
ACT Policing has confirmed that missing man Andrew Ralston has been located safe and well. **
ACT Policing is seeking the public’s assistance to help locate a missing 45-year-old man, Andrew Ralston.
Andrew was last seen this morning around 4.15am in Symonston where his car was located.
A family member received a phone call from Andrew around [...]

Secure mental health still rumbling along

By 25 November 2013

In lieu of finishing anything we have a progress report on the Secure Mental Health Unit from the Chief Minister:
ACT Chief Minister and Minister for Health, Katy Gallagher, today provided an update on the ACT’s Secure Mental Health Unit planning, with the release of a draft model of care, the appointment of an architect, and [...]

The RSPCA is moving to Symonston

By 9 August 2013

It’s been in Weston Creek for nearly 60 years, but now the RSPCA is now moving in together with Domestic Animal Services into an all new fancy facility in Symonston, announced Shane Rattenbury today.
The new animal care and protection facility will combine the functions of the RSPCA and Domestic Animal Services (DAS), and create a [...]

Feral peacocks to be purged from Narrabundah


TAMS have the sad news that they’re taking action against the burgeoning peacock population in the Inner South:
To help address a growing number of complaints from residents, as well as protect surrounding parkland, a program will be undertaken to relocate up to 20 peacocks that are located in Narrabundah, Territory and Municipal Services announced today.
There [...]

Symonston burn tonight

By 15 November 2012

The ACT Rural Fire Service (ACTRFS) Jerrabomberra Brigade will tonight, Thursday 15 November, 2012, conduct a hazard reduction burn, weather permitting, from 7.00pm until 10.00pm at the Jerrabomberra Rural Fire Service station, Jerrabomberra Ave Symonston.
Two heavy tankers, one medium tanker, one light unit and 20 personnel will conduct the burn of approx 0.1 hectares in [...]

Symonston grass fire

By 10 September 2012

ACT Fire & Rescue are currently on scene of a small grass fire, near the Monaro Hwy, Symonston, approx one kilometre north of Mugga Lane intersection.
Estimated size of fire 150 metres x 50 metres.
No threat to property.
ACT Fire & Rescue crews working to extinguish the fire.
3:35pm Monday 10 September 2012

Fire has been extinguished.
ACT Fire & [...]

Symonston burn today

By 4 September 2012

A private land holder will conduct a small hazard reduction burn of long grass on the property “Capital Indoor Plants”, Narrabundah Lane, Symonston until approx 2pm today.
The ACT Handy Map grid reference for the burn is L13.
[Courtesy ESA]

Symonston Burn

By 24 November 2011

Hazard Reduction burn tonight at Symonston
The ACT Rural Fire Service (ACTRFS) Jerrabomberra Brigade will conduct a hazard reduction burn tonight, Thursday 24 November, 2011 weather permitting, near Jerrabomberra Ave, Symonston.
The burn will commence from 7pm till 9pm.
Three heavy tankers, two light units and 20 personnel will conduct the burn covering a total area of approx [...]

Mister Toad’s wild ride in a blue barina

By 15 October 2011

ACT Policing has arrested a 21-year-old Queanbeyan man following a pursuit through parts of NSW and the ACT last night (Friday, October 15).
About 7pm NSW Police were parked at the intersection of Morton Street and Richard Avenue, Queanbeyan when they observed a blue Holden Barina travel past above the posted speed limit.
When police activated their [...]

Symonston burn

By 22 September 2011

The ACT Rural Fire Service (ACTRFS) will conduct a hazard reduction burn tonight, Thursday 22 September, 2011, weather permitting, from 6.30pm till 9.30pm, on Jerrabomberra Ave, near Narrabundah Lane, Symonston.
Three tankers, two light units and 14 personnel will conduct the burn covering a total area of approx half a hectare.
The purpose of the burn is [...]

Eight days for the first fatal

By 9 January 2011

This in from ACT Policing::
The ACT has recorded its first fatal collision for 2011, only eight days into the new year.
ACT Policing’s Collision, Investigation and Reconstruction Team (CIRT) are investigating the fatal collision that occurred last night (Saturday January 8).
Around 8.10pm, police were called to the Mugga Lane in Symonston. Early investigations indicate the vehicle [...]

Bimberi Recruitment

By 1 May 2008

Bimberi is the new “Youth Detention Centre” in Mitchell, and as it nears completion, they are recruiting staff now.
This from the DHCS website:
Bimberi will replace the current Youth Detention Centre at Symonston. It will be the first Human Rights Compliant youth detention centre in Australia. As well as being designed to meet Human Rights standards, [...]

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