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Ashley Drive duplication to extend to Johnson Drive

By 25 May 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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The ACT Government will spend $3.5 million over two years to duplicate the section of Ashley Drive from Erindale Drive to Johnson Drive, Minister for Transport and Municipal Services Meegan Fitzharris announced today.
The funds would be allocated as part of next month’s 2016-2017 ACT Budget.
Ms Fitzharris said the government had already invested $24.6 million [...]

Sprinkler malfunctions in unused Tuggeranong shop

By 18 May 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Fire & Rescue have responded to a malfunctioning sprinkler system in an unused store in a shopping centre in Anketell Street, Tuggeranong.
Crews, alerted by an automatic alarm just after 8.31am, arrived at the scene to find the sprinkler system had been set off due to a malfunction.
Firefighters stopped the flow of water and evacuated [...]

Club asks man in fedora to leave

By 9 May 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE

An acquaintance of my wife’s and I went to dinner on Friday, 6th May, to a local club, located in Tuggeranong district. Wearing a fedora he went to order their meals and was asked to remove his hat. He asked why and also told the security guard that there were people wearing hoodies with their [...]

Suspicious grass fires in Kaleen and Tuggeranong

By 26 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Fire and Rescue and ACT Rural Fire Service extinguished several grass fires at Kaleen and Tuggeranong on Tuesday.
All fires appeared suspicious and will be handed over to police for investigation.
Six units were called to four grass fires near Haydon Drive and Ginninderra Drive in Kaleen.
Each of the fires covered an area of about 100 metre x [...]

RiotVotes: Your city, your questions

By 26 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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In just over five months, Canberrans will go the polls to decide who will run the ACT for the next four years.
We want to make sure that your questions about your city are answered before you vote, so we’ve decided to put your key concerns to each candidate, one electorate at a time, in the [...]

Urban Redevelopment Awards for Canberra

By 1 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Sometimes you do have to wonder about things that come your way. Today I have to report on a media release that was sent around on a new set of federal awards.
As I looked through them I just sat here amazed. Seems not everyone thinks the same about some of the things being built and [...]

The Murrumbidgee River Corridor plan: an open letter

By 30 March 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
The hall at Greenway. Photo: Stephen Caldicott

This is a letter of grave concern to the long term ecology and quality of the Murrumbidgee River by the proposed changed to development and building codes within the Murrumbidgee River corridor along Section 46 Greenway, also known as the area west of the Tuggeranong Town Centre.
It is not a protest against sensible planning and [...]

Tuggeranong: Warning, warning – suburb expansion

By 14 March 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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On the 4th of May last year I commented on the Seselja proposal to expand across the Murrumbidgee River to expand the Tuggeranong Valley by building a heap of new homes.  I am dead against it for the time being and said so then and haven’t changed my view.  The post attracted about 1600 views and [...]

Burch quits cabinet to focus on Tuggeranong

By 19 January 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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After six years as an ACT Government minister, Labor MLA Joy Burch announced today that she will not seek a portfolio in Chief Minister Andrew Barr’s cabinet reshuffle this week.
See Ms Burch’s media statement here.
Ms Burch made the announcement at an emotional media conference outside the Hyperdome on Anketell Street in Tuggeranong, a symbolic gesture [...]

Take a Hike: The Red Rock Gorge Trail

By 7 January 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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If you’re looking for a short but rewarding walking trail in Canberra, then look no further than Kambah Pools.
On a sunny Sunday, my friend and I had set out to do a hike starting from Corin Dam up to the Stockyard Spur lookout, which leads up to Mt Gingera.
But it was not to be with [...]

Walk, cycle and Park & Ride upgrades in works

By 24 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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The ACT Government is conducting feasibility studies and undertaking design work to improve walking and cycling connections in Woden, Tuggeranong and Belconnen, and has added 30 new parking spaces to the Park & Ride facility at the Tuggeranong Bus Station.
There were already 58 spots at Tuggeranong but they were among the most highly used of [...]

Parties at the Shops comes to Erindale

By 8 October 2015

[ 11 October 2015 at 11:00 am; ] You may visit your local shops regularly, but how well do you know your local community?

This Sunday, PCYC Erindale, Christine’s Place, Erindale Neighbourhood Garden, Tuggeranong Action Group and Parties at the Shops are teaming up to present a fantastic event at the Erindale shops, Discover Erindale, to showcase Tuggeranong’s community spirit and encourage residents to [...]

Tuggeranong: A treasure hidden in plain sight?

By 14 September 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Like many other locals, I was disheartened to read last week’s media coverage suggesting that Tuggeranong was dying and losing its soul.
It was disappointing to hear that my community, a place I have grown up in and loved for three decades, to be portrayed as a deficient and soulless place which people flee, in place [...]

Tuggeranong – The Cinderella of the south

By 7 September 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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There was no surprise that the latest survey of migration in Canberra had Tuggeranong losing so many of its burghers to Gungahlin. Tuggeranong is indeed the Cinderella of the South and always was and always will be.
This is because the planners, pollies and mandarins both commonwealth and territory have decided it shall be so.
I saw [...]

Cheap eats – Asian Noodle House (Tuggeranong)

By 1 July 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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When it comes to value for money, you can do a lot worse than fill up on a big bowl of laksa. It’s cheap, the servings are gigantic and while a great laksa is always preferable to a mediocre one, even substandard laksa tends to taste okay.
If there’s one thing I know for certain, it’s [...]

Mick Gentleman to discuss future planning at TCC general meeting

By 29 June 2015
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[ 7 July 2015 at 7:30 pm; ]

Just a quick note to advise Tuggeranong residents that ACT Planning Minister, Mick Gentleman, will be guest speaker at the next Tuggeranong Community Council general meeting on Tuesday 7 July. Mick will talk on future planning in the ACT.

The meeting will be held in the upstairs formal dining room at the Southern Cross Club in [...]

Share your ideas on improving Tuggeranong

By 6 May 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 9 May 2015 at 1:00 pm; ]

Community Brainstorming session, Saturday 9 May

Tuggeranong Action Group (TAG) is a new grassroots organisation established to advocate and represent the interests of the Tuggeranong Valley. We are proud to live in Tuggeranong, and aim to get locals more actively involved in the decisions affecting our community.

Last fortnight, TAG held two public information sessions to tell [...]

West Tuggeranong expansion ill-advised – for now

By 4 May 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Senator Zed Seselja’s proposal to change the planning responsibilities of the National Capital Authority and to promote building houses in West Tuggeranong has good bits and bad bits.
It sounds rather similar to what was espoused by the Carnell/Humphries Liberal government in 1997/98. Here we go again.
The good bit is that Seselja proposes that we have greater [...]

Local sports club profile – Tuggeranong Bulldogs Junior AFL Club

By 24 April 2015 FEATURED ARTICLE
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The Tuggeranong Bulldogs Junior AFL Club, which will this year celebrate its 40th season, is almost as old as Tuggeranong itself.
The club was started in 1976 (the result of the South Woden AFL Club moving even further south), just two years after the first families moved into the suburb of Kambah. Its senior teams eventually [...]

Love Tuggeranong life? Tuggeranong Action Group wants to hear from you

By 7 April 2015

[ 14 April 2015 at 8:00 pm; 16 April 2015 at 6:30 pm; ] Do you love living in Tuggeranong?

Are there things you would like to see improved?

Do you want to make a difference in your community?

Tuggeranong Action Group (TAG) is a new grassroots organisation established to advocate and represent the interests of the Tuggeranong Valley. We are proud to live in Tuggeranong, and aim to get locals more [...]

Domestic violence – What can we do?

By 30 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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There has been a spate of domestic violence-related crimes in the Tuggeranong area recently, including two murders. The brutality and timing of these crimes have left residents shocked.
I have been asking myself what is my part to play in reducing these sorts of crimes. I don’t pretend to have the full answer, however, here are my [...]

ACT solar farm project moved from Uriarra to Williamsdale

By 24 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

The ACT Government has shelved plans to build a solar farm near Uriarra. Following opposition from residents, the 26,000-panel solar farm will instead be built in Williamsdale.
Here’s the media release from Simon Corbell’s office:

The ACT Government has agreed to license parts of blocks 1470 and 1471 District of Tuggeranong (Williamsdale) to Elementus Energy as an alternative [...]

Cheap gym in Tuggeranong?

By 27 February 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Ask RiotACT

I’m putting this in the “Ask RiotACT” section in the hopes I can find a good solution from someone with a bit of knowledge of Tuggeranong.
I’ve been out of work for a while, and have recently picked up some work for a few months near the Hyperdome.  Because some of the shifts might finish just after [...]

Driving instructor recommendations?

By 2 February 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Ask RiotACT

I was wondering if anyone could recommend a patient and experienced driving instructor, preferably in the Tuggeranong area.  The person looking for instruction is a male who is 18 years of age.  I’d appreciate any advice anyone can offer.

Lanyon residents invited to discuss road works at community council meeting

By 22 January 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 3 February 2015 at 7:30 pm; ] Tuggeranong Community Council has extended a special invitation to Lanyon Valley residents to attend its first meeting for 2015. The meeting, to be held on Tuesday 3 February, will discuss the recent road works that led to the closure of Tharwa Drive.

Guest speakers will include the Acting Director of Roads ACT Karl Cloos and ESA [...]

New walk-in centres prove popular in first months

By 28 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Chief Minister and Minister for Health Katy Gallagher has released new figures that show a strong take-up of services at the new Belconnen and Tuggeranong nurse-led Walk-in Centres, with 9310 presentations since their opening in June 2014. This is compared with 5,737 presentations for the same date range in 2013 at Canberra Hospital Walk-in-Centre.
“Canberrans have [...]

Drink-driver caught over the limit again

By 13 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

A 42-year-old Lyons man has been caught drink-driving for the seventh time.
Around 1.20am this morning (Saturday, 13 September), the man was observed almost colliding with a parked vehicle in Tuggeranong.
Members from Tuggeranong patrol attended and the driver underwent a roadside breath screening test, which returned a positive result.
The driver was conveyed to the Tuggeranong Police [...]

Tuggeranong – The dormitory of the ACT

By 28 July 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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I’ve lived and loved Tuggers for decades and started asking why we were treated less than other parts of Canberra way back when. I still haven’t had a satisfactory answer.
Before anyone bags me and other Tuggeranongites for whingeing consider the following.
Belco has the same (roughly) population as Tuggers. Yet it has a large well [...]

New trade training centre for Tuggeranong

By 22 May 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Students in Canberra’s south will be able to explore careers in hospitality, horticulture, construction and the automotive industry with the opening of a new trade training centre in Canberra’s south.
ACT Minister for Education and Training Joy Burch today took part in the opening of the $8.1635 million Tuggeranong Sustainable Learning Trade Training Centre, based at [...]

Police seek witnesses to indecent act

By 13 May 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an indecent act which occurred this morning in Tuggeranong (Tuesday, May 13).
About 7.50am, a 17-year-old girl was walking along the foreshore of Lake Tuggeranong, between Bartlett Place and Cowlishaw Street, when she was grabbed by an unknown man. The girl was thrown to the ground however, was able to [...]

Liberal plans for Tuggeranong

By 26 April 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Liberal senator Zed Seselja has hopes for big plans to revitalise Tuggeranong (according to today’s Canberra Times). The new plan would include an extension of Tuggeranong to the west side of the Murrumbidgee River – in a bid to bring the Tuggeranong town centre into the true centre of the Tuggereanong Valley.
Seselja [...]

The Tuggeranong Community Council & the Hume Solar Farm

By 21 April 2014

[ 6 May 2014 at 7:30 pm; ] Hi,

Just to let Tuggeranong residents know the planned Hume Solar Farm will be high on the agenda of the next meeting of the Tuggeranong Community Council (TCC). The developers of the proposed solar farm will be our guest speakers. The next meeting will be held on Tuesday 6 May commencing at 7.30pm in the upstairs [...]

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