11 October 2019

Celebrate the Tuggeranong Dining Precinct on Anketell Street

| Sophia Brady
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South.Point's new dining precinct

South.Point’s new dining precinct, launching 11:00 am to 4:00 pm on Saturday, 12 October. Photo: Region Media.

After months of road closures, Anketell Street in Tuggeranong has reopened to reveal ‘The Big Speed Hump’ and a revitalised dining scene called the South.Life precinct.

The street has been home to a number of long-established eateries and well-known personalities for many years and has recently welcomed many new ones to the neighbourhood.

South.Point Marketing Manager Amy Foster says that it’s an exciting time for Tuggeranong locals with both businesses and government investing in the area.

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Rashays is one of the many new restaurants opening at South.Life. Photo: Supplied.

“Our South.Life precinct has undergone a lot of changes,” says Amy. “We’ve welcomed a number of new cafes and restaurants such as Rashays, La Pasteria, Café Milligram and we are pleased to announce that Mookie Burger will soon be arriving.”

Mookie Burger has chosen the precinct to be home to its second location in Canberra. The new site will give Tuggeranong locals a place to chow down on premium burgers and fries that will satisfy the kids but where the adults can grab a wine or beer as well.

Along with the new dining options, old favourites have seen some improvements and changes, Amy shared.

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Zambrero, La Pasteria and Cafe Milligram are some of the restaurants and cafes offering specials at South.Life launch. Photo: Region Media.

“Our much-loved dining and café institutions along the street have enjoyed recent upgrades including an expanded outdoor dining area, perfect for patrons as we head into the warmer months.

“These changes will enhance life in the south for locals. They can now browse through a number of dining options along a street with a bit of buzz and atmosphere.”

To celebrate the changes and enjoy the glorious spring weather, the team at South.Point has been busy planning a community event for this coming Saturday, 12 October. The day will feature fun for the whole family, including food, a ride for children, face painting and an inflatable pizza!

The South.Life launch this weekend will have plenty of activities for the kids. Photo: Region Media.

“We wanted to celebrate these changes by relaunching South.Life as the south’s one-stop dining destination and we invite the community to head down on Saturday, 12 October for a special event with food and activities for the kids.

“We’re hosting a foodie experience event that will feature delights from our food retailers from South.Life and within the Centre. Plus, there will be free Thomas the Tank Engine train rides and face painting.

“Our retailers will be set up along Anketell Street with a number of delicious offerings for residents to enjoy,” said Amy.

South.Life Launch

Take a photo with the giant inflatable food item and upload to social media for a chance to win a $200 voucher. Photo: Region Media.

“We are giving the big speed hump a run for its money with a giant inflatable pizza, donut, strawberry, coffee, popcorn and burger that will showcase the big food offerings at South.Life Dining Precinct. If you take a photo in front of them and upload to social media with the hashtag #SOUTHLIFE, you will go in the draw to win one of 10 $200 vouchers.

“There will also be 500 exclusive gift bags up for grabs! But you will need to register for one before the day.”

For more details on what’s happening visit: https://the-riotact.com/events/south-life-launch.


What: South.Life Launch

Date: Saturday 12 October 2019

Time: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Place: Anketell Street, South.Point.

South.Point's launch of South.Life - Dining Precinct.

The South.Life launch on Saturday 12 October, will be at South.Point, Anketell Street in Tuggeranong. Photo: Region Media.

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It’s a pity the ACT Government did such a cheap, shoddy and poorly planned upgrade to Anketell St.
A few design fixes and this could have become at least a passable dining zone, but the outcome for the street looks like two failed contestants from The Block spent a single weekend tarting up a few worn edges and squeezing in extra outdoor furniture into an already congested space.
Unfortunately the Block judges would be scoring Minister Steele a 1 out of 10. Must try harder next time. Contestants MLA Burch and Gentleman get a zero for not even trying to extract budget funds for the area.

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