Another lovely day and so off to the Cuppacumbalong Open Day, which was part of the Tharwa 150th Anniversary. Happy birthday, Tharwa!
I was there just around noon and it seemed to be a quiet and very civilized event, with people picnicking on the lawns, playing a spot of badminton on the tennis courts or sauntering [...]
[ 13 April, 2013 to 14 April, 2013. ] Those uppity folk down in Tharwa are reminding us they’re turning 151 this weekend to Canberra’s measly 100.
Anyway check the link out, there’s a lot to do down there.
The facebook invite seemed innocent enough:
Why not ease that Australia day hangover with a float down the beautiful Murrumbidgee river from Tharwa to Point Hut picnic area this Sunday!
This is mainly a flat water trip over a sandy river bed with the odd class one (smallest size) rapid. All you need is an old pair [...]
The ACT Rural Fire Service Tidbinbilla Brigade will tonight, Tuesday 15 January, 2013, weather permitting, assist a private landholder with a hazard reduction burn at the property “Miowera”, Tidbinbilla Road, Tharwa.
The burn will commence from 7pm to 11pm.
One heavy tanker, one medium tanker, one command vehicle and eight personnel will conduct the burn of approximately [...]
A private land holder is today, Monday 26 November, 2012, conducting a hazard reduction burn of tussock grass on the property “Gibraltar”, Tidbinbilla Road, Tharwa until 6pm.
The ACT Handy Map grid reference for the burn is J17.
Territory and Municipal Services are letting it be known they’re hard at work on the heritage-listed De Salis Cemetery located on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River in Tharwa.
“The De Salis Cemetery is a rare example of a 19th century pastoral station cemetery. It is of unique construction, comprising a raised circular terrace with walls [...]
The ACT Rural Fire Service (ACTRFS) Southern and Tidbinbilla Brigades will conduct a hazard reduction burn today, 2 October, 2012, weather permitting, from 5.30pm till 9pm at the Property “MURRAMORE”, Point Hut Road, Tharwa.
One heavy tanker, two medium tankers, two light units and 15 personnel will conduct the burn of approx 40 hectares in size.
The ACT Rural Fire Service (ACTRFS) will today, Monday 10 September, 2012, weather permitting, conduct a hazard reduction burn at the property Cuppacumbalong, Naas Road, Tharwa, from 5pm till 10pm.
Two medium tankers, one light unit and seven personnel will conduct the burn covering a total area of approx one hectare in size.
The ACT Handy Map [...]
The ACT Rural Fire Service (ACTRFS) will today, Tuesday 4 September, 2012, weather permitting, conduct a hazard reduction burn at the property Cuppacumbalong, Naas Road, Tharwa, from 11am till 5pm.
One heavy tanker, one light unit, one command vehicle and eight personnel will conduct the burn covering a total area of approx two hectare in size.
ACT Policing are investigating a fatal collision between a motorcycle and a utility truck this afternoon, Sunday 17 June.
About 2pm the motorcycle was travelling south along Orroral road when it has collided with the utility truck which was travelling north.
ACT Policing’s Collision, Investigation and Reconstruction Team are currently undertaking enquiries on behalf of the ACT [...]
[ 17 March, 2012 to 18 March, 2012. ] Tharwa village celebrated 150 years of existence last weekend, and the community is set to celebrate in March – a luncheon on the historic (and beautifully restored) Tharwa bridge on Saturday March 17th, and a family Picnic Markets under the bridge and on the “Common” on Sunday 18th.
Entertainment, local artisans at work, quality produce [...]
John Lafferty has sent in these great pictures of Comet Lovejoy blazing away south of Tharwa this morning with this note:
Comet Lovejoy as seen from just south of Tharwa this morning. If the skies are clear it should be visible due south tomorrow, but it does vanish by about 5am.
Comet Lovejoy (C/2011 W3) is [...]
A 28-year-old Harrison man will be summonsed to court for drink driving after police pulled him over yesterday evening (Tuesday, December 20) driving a truck with five passengers on board.
About 6pm, members from Belconnen Police Station were on mobile patrol on Ginninderra Drive near Florey. They observed a white Mitsubishi rigid table truck turn [...]
The ACT Rural Fire Service has extinguished a large grass fire south of Tharwa this afternoon.
The ACTRFS was alerted to the fire near the Cupacumbalong Woolshed on Nass Road just after 3:30pm.
A total of five fire units responded to the scene and extinguished the blaze which is believed to have started from a [...]
The ACT Rural Fire Service (ACTRFS) in conjunction with the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSWRFS), will conduct a hazard reduction burn tomorrow from 10am till 4pm, Saturday 13 August, 2011, weather permitting at Ingledene, approx 15km south of Tharwa on Smiths Road in NSW.
The purpose of the burn is to reduce a fire hazard with [...]
Territory And Municipal Services have taken the unusual step of calling for witnesses to the vandalism of their facilities at the Tharwa Sandwash recreation area on the Murrumbidgee River.
“Given that the Tharwa Sandwash recreation area has recently received an upgrade to improve the visitor experience, it is incredibly disappointing to have someone destroy the facilities [...]
The ACT Fire Brigade and ACT Rural Fire Service is on scene at a house fire in Tharwa.
The Brigade responded immediately with three fire pumpers, water tanker and BA van after an emergency triple zero call at 12:27pm.
A nearby ACTRFS appliance was first on scene and is assisting in the firefighting effort.
Update to follow.
UPDATE: Firefighters [...]
Simon Corbell has re-opened Tharwa Bridge [Est 1895]:
“This is a significant milestone for the restoration project of this historic bridge, and I am pleased that traffic will now be able to use the main connection between Tuggeranong and the Tharwa community,” Mr Corbell said.
“Stage three works has been underway for the last two years and [...]
Proposed by-pass tunnel of Tharwa to provide replacements for the existing Tharwa Bridge while at the same time providing a new access path for damaged Smiths Road bridge (over the Gundgenby River)
A two lane tunnel with access on Tharwa Drive,Tidbinbilla Road, Naas Road and Smiths Road. Each of these entrances will be monitored by automatic [...]
Territory And Municipal Services are giving notice that they’re closing Tharwa Drive between the Lanyon Homestead and the Naas Road from 21 March to 25 June while they work on the bridge.
1. Rider down near Tharwa:
ACT Policing’s Collision, Investigation and Reconstruction Team (CIRT) are currently investigating a collision that occurred in Tharwa today May 16, 2010.
At approximately 11.40am this morning, police were called to Tharwa Drive, Tharwa after a white ute had collided with two cyclists.
The male cyclist, a 61-year-old from Monash, was pronounced [...]
After hearing the opposition taking the government to task over the Tharwa Bridge restoration work, I thought I had better make it clear that the Tharwa Bridge is open and remains open to car traffic through this part of the build. There seems to be an impression that the bridge is closed, but that is [...]
Here’s a good sign that the planned solar plant is going to go in South of Tharwa.
The Chiefly Stanhope has announced that having only just completed the Tharwa bridge he’s kicking in another $11 million to strengthen the foundations.
“The ACT Government remains committed to restoring the historic Tharwa Bridge because of its significant heritage value [...]
Steve Doszpot IS urging you to spend money in Tharwa.
“In the space of a few years the Tharwa community has endured Bushfire threats, the debacle that surrounded the closure of their bridge – literally cutting them off from the rest of the ACT for far too long.
“They have even lost their Primary School which was [...]
[ 2 November, 2008; 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. ]
Some big anniversaries down Tharwa way, and a shiny new bridge to get there for the Fair.
666 ABC is reporting [ABC online link here, thanks to Spectra] that the ACT Government has decided that the Tharwa Bridge will be repaired rather than replaced.
The decision comes after the completion of a tender process for the replacement of the bridge at a reported cost of some $9 million dollars.
So, now that we have [...]