Tag Archives: tuggeranong

Domestic violence – What can we do?


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


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

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

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


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


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


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


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 [...]

Tuggeranong Community Council (TCC) update

By 2 March 2014

[ 4 March 2014 at 7:30 pm; ] The TCC’s next monthly meeting is Tuesday 4th March upstairs in Tuggeranong Southern Cross Club at 7.30pm. We have two guest speakers. Linda Kohlhagen, Executive Director Rehabilitation, Aged and Community Care will talk about the newly refurbished Tuggeranong Community Health Centre and Danny O’Neill of the Richmond Fellowship will talk about ‘At Risk’ youth in [...]

Police investigating Greenway grass fire

By 24 January 2014

ACT Policing is investigating a grass fire which occurred in Tuggeranong yesterday (Thursday January, 23).
At about 2.10pm, ACT Emergency Services Agency responded to reports of a fire in a grassed area next to the Lake Tuggeranong Bridge on Athllon Drive.
ACT Fire and Rescue extinguished the fire and police established a crime scene.
A number of witnesses [...]

“Galore” trailer released on YouTube

By 17 December 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

“Galore”, the feature film which wrapped production in Canberra just on 12 months ago has released a teaser trailer, in conjunction with their official selection to the Berlin International Film Festival.
Many locals appeared in the film as extras (and even bit-parts), and several of the crew were recruited from the local film community. [...]

Shane wants your thoughts on urban 40 zones

By 16 December 2013

Mayor Rattenbury is looking for your feedback on town centre speed limits:
Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Shane Rattenbury, today invited Canberrans to provide feedback in relation to the 40 kilometre per hour (40 km/h) speed limit precincts in the Civic, Belconnen and Tuggeranong town centres.
“Following the successful introduction of reduced speed limit precincts [...]

Simon’s vision for Tuggeranong

By 11 December 2013

Simon Corbell has announced Draft Variation 318 to make Tuggeranong the Paris of Southern Canberra:
Draft variation 318 to the Territory Plan proposes amending the Greenway precinct map and code to raise maximum building heights in the town centre.
“While allowing greater building heights the variation will protect and accentuate key views of the distant hills [...]

Santa coming to Carols in Tuggeranong Town Park

By 6 December 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

The Salvation Army are putting on their annual Tuggeranong based Christmas celebration Carols in Town Park on Sunday the 15th.
This event has grown significantly over the last three years to become one of the largest community Christmas events in Canberra. This year the Vikings Group are again the main supporter, but have been joined by [...]

Southside kids playground?

By 14 November 2013

Hi guys,
Northsider heading South, looking for a Kids Indoor playground in the Tuggeranong area. Does such a beast exist?

Tuggeranong land development?

By 23 October 2013

Does anyone have any idea what is going on the land opposite Bunnings at Tuggeranong at all?  
Noticed they have fences up but yet to see any signage as to what is going here.

Southquay on Lake Tuggeranong!

By 14 October 2013

Andrew Barr has put forth word on the grandly titled “Southquay” development for the somewhat more prosaic Lake Tuggeranong:
Work is about to start on Southquay, a new mixed use development on the shores of Lake Tuggeranong, which will see the construction of up to 1,000 dwellings and more than 3,000 square metres of commercial space. [...]

Fire at the Tuggers Aldi

By 21 September 2013

ACT Fire & Rescue has forced entry to a closed Tuggeranong Supermarket to extinguish a fire in an unattended oven.
Crews were alerted to the fire at 4.24am following an Automatic Fire Alarm from the ALDI Supermarket at Tuggeranong Homeworld, Reed and Scollay Streets, Greenway.
Crews arrived to find heavy smoke logging inside and the quickly extinguished [...]

Tuggers grow houses busted

By 18 July 2013

ACT Policing seized a number of cannabis plants and a substance suspected to be steroids during two simultaneous Drugs of Dependence Act 1989 (DODA) search warrants earlier today (Thursday 18 July 2013).
About 6.30am, ACT Policing’s Criminal Investigations members executed two simultaneous DODA search warrants at premises located in Isabella Plains and Richardson.
During the search police [...]

Jeremy Hanson addresses Tuggeranong Community Council Meeting

By 18 July 2013

ACT Opposition Leader, Jeremy Hanson, is expected to be grilled on Liberal party policies towards Canberra and Tuggeranong when he addresses the next meeting of the Tuggeranong Community Council (TCC).
The TCC will meet at 7.30pm on Tuesday 6 August 2013 in the upstairs formal dining room at the Southern Cross Club in Greenway.
Members [...]

ACT Chief Minister apparently unconcerned by mass dangerous driving

By 11 July 2013

On 14 June 2013 I sent the ACT Chief Minister the following email:
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Chief Minister
Urgent action required! Danger to life and property in the Homeworld carpark
Some time ago the rows in the Homeworld carpark in Tuggeranong were changed from 2 way to 1 way. (I make this statement assuming that my interpretation of the evidence [...]

Car vandalism comes to Tuggers

By 9 July 2013

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to multiple incidents of vehicle damage that occurred in Tuggeranong early this morning (Tuesday, July 9).
Around 12.15am, two males were leaving the car park at Reed Street in Greenway (opposite Tuggeranong Hyperdome) when they were approached by two males from a vehicle (described as an older maroon coloured Holden Commodore) [...]

Belconnen has alarming number of sexual assaults

By 9 July 2013

The latest quarterly crime statistics for the ACT have been released and they’re presented on a rather nice interactive map that allows us to examine what has been reported and where.
Jumping backwards in time the numbers get larger which certainly is a good sign, still the current numbers are a little concerning when viewed alone.
The [...]

Tuggeranong Teen re-enacts star wars garbage compactor scene


ACT Policing has issued a warning regarding the dangers of entering or sleeping in dumpster bins following an incident earlier this morning (Saturday, June 15).
Around 4.40am Tuggeranong Patrol members responded to a report of a 15-year-old teenager trapped in the rear compactor of a commercial garbage truck.
The driver of the vehicle had emptied several large [...]

Tuggeranong underpass blocked by traffic

By 4 June 2013

This seemed too good to just be bundled up with next Monday’s parking photos.
Rioter Wayne has sent us in this shot of an underpass between Waramanga and Chifley (near the Tuggeranong Parkway). Can you notice anything in this underpass that should not be there?
Evidently it’s a stolen car, and the owner is responsible for coming [...]

Canberra on Sunday definitely spooky. More fog pics


Nathan has sent us more photos of the dark brooding fog that rested over our little city on Sunday morning.
Please find attached some foggy pics from around Tuggeranong yesterday morning – can’t remember the last time I’d seen the fog lift so late…
I assume he trailed off at the end there because something nightmarish came [...]

Wall calls for less burnouts in Tuggers

By 8 May 2013

Member for Brindabella Andrew Wall has called upon the Government to crack down on reckless driving in the South of Canberra.
Called upon is code for “I’ve got no answers, but I’m employed to point fingers at the current government and by howdy I’m going to!”
“There are numerous examples of burnouts and other reckless behaviour [...]

The (not so) great Tuggeranong 40 zone

By 4 May 2013

Well, they’ve done it! The government has laid out their “speed cushions” on the streets around Tuggeranong. Just a single trip around these streets has highlighted some problems…
– They’ve succeeded in slowing traffic, however they now have the problem that traffic has been slowed beyond the 40km/h goal. Every time I went on those streets [...]

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