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Ask RiotACT: Someone to install used evap aircon & ducted gas system

18 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hello. I have a 4 year old ducted gas heater system and an evaporative cooler that I need installing in the floor / roof. The units were removed from the other house due to an addition on the second floor. Has anyone ever had a second hand unit installed in their house? I am happy to do the ducting [...]

Vernon Circle lanes closed over weekend for courts project

Two lanes of Commonwealth Avenue and Vernon Circle will be closed temporarily this weekend as part of the refurbishment of the ACT Law Courts precinct. The lanes will be closed from 6am on Saturday to 7pm on Sunday to ensure the safe installation of tower cranes at the site. The centre and left hand lanes of [...]

Airport owners to develop Civic complex

The ACT Government has named Capital Property Group, owned by the Snow family which also operates Canberra Airport, as its preferred tenderer to redevelop the car park next to the ACT Legislative Assembly into ACT public service office space with an adjoining boutique hotel, childcare centre and cafe complex. Capital Property Group (CPG) is the developer [...]

Gongs and whistles: Nominate a Canberran now for Australian of the Year

It may seem a long time until the next Australia Day awards, but the organisational machine that goes through the process of sorting through nominees, finalists, and finally granting awards to recipients is already getting up to speed. Finalists and recipients at the state and territory level are picked by an independent selection panel including representatives [...]

Dickson development goes to ACAT appeal

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

 Following the disappointing actions by the ACT Government to approve what remains a very questionable development application for a major mixed use development on the flagship shopping centre site in Dickson, appeals are being jointly...Show More Summary

Fire destroys Kambah house

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Fire on Thursday destroyed a house in Kambah, with the damage bill initially estimated at $350,000. ACT Fire & Rescue responded to the blaze at the Carleton Street property with three fire pumpers and various support functions when the alarm was raised at 11.13am. Fire crews arrived a short time later to find the home engulfed in [...]

Burch lauded as CIT Tuggeranong opens

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

You could be forgiven for thinking the opening of CIT’s new Tuggeranong campus was being held to honour of former ACT Education Minister Joy Burch, such was the praise showered upon her this morning. ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr, Higher Education, Training and Research Minister Meegan Fitzharris and CIT chair Craig Sloan were the speechmakers, but [...]

Libs revive flashing lights in school zones policy

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The Canberra Liberals will spend $7.5 million to install flashing signs in ACT school zones if elected to government in October, reviving a policy they took to the last ACT election. In 2012, Shadow Minister for Transport Alistair Coe told the ACT Legislative Assembly in August, 2012, that the Australian Road Research Board had found that [...]

Seven things to do around Canberra this weekend (29-31 July)

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Footy and flicks, classical and country sounds, and old school vinyl – there is plenty of variety to keep you amused this winter weekend in the capital. FRIDAY National Film and Sound Archive Ghost Tour When 7pm | Where National Film and Sound Archive of Australia, McCoy Circuit, Acton Explore the mysterious and macabre by joining Tim the Yowie [...]

Why I will never watch the Tour de France again

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Despite being an eager cyclist, I’ve never really watched the Tour de France until this year. And unless something radically changes, I’m unlikely to ever do so again. While there are many reasons for Canberrans and Australians to enjoy the Tour, here’s five reasons why I don’t. Firstly, remnants of the feudalism upon which European medieval castles [...]

Botched arson attempt may be gang-related: police

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACT Policing has released CCTV footage of two men dousing a building in Newcastle Street, Fyshwick with petrol and attempting to ignite it in an incident detectives believe to be Outlaw Motorcycle Gang-related. ACT Policing Criminal Investigation detectives are investigating the attempted arson of a business on the site last Thursday. About 1am, the two male offenders, [...]

Have you seen missing man Kiet Ho?

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACT Policing is seeking the public’s assistance in locating missing 26-year-old man, Kiet Ho. Mr Ho was last seen by one of his friends at 10.30pm yesterday, after he dropped them home in Isabella Plains. He was driving a 2003 black BMW 325Ci Series, with ACT registration YGE-27X (note the car shown in the photograph is not [...]

Keep Canberra Open campaigners remain wary

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Keep Canberra Open, a campaign to “save Canberra’s nightlife”, has been successful in its bid to prevent the ACT Government from introducing legislation that would enforce changes to opening hours for nightclubs and bars, but organisers are concerned the reprieve may be a temporary one. The campaign, which has actively encouraged young Canberrans to enrol to [...]

The City to Lake spin

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

There’s been a load of positive mainstream press about the wonders of the ACT Government’s major project for the centre of Canberra, The City to Lake Project. Till now I had not paid particular attention to the project beyond noticing the general spin that this development will bring many benefits to Civic. And there is no doubt that Canberra’s [...]

Airport named Telstra ACT Business of the Year

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The Capital Airway Group, which operates Canberra Airport, was named the 2016 Telstra ACT Business of the Year at a black tie event in the National Gallery’s Gandel Hall last night, putting it in the running for the national title late next month. Almost three million passengers travel through Canberra Airport to and from Australia’s capital [...]

46 arrests in ACT drug operation

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

A six-week police operation targeting the manufacture, trafficking and sale of illicit drugs in the ACT has resulted in 46 arrest warrants and 10 people appearing in court. Charges including trafficking in controlled drugs and dealing in the proceeds of crime. A number of other people will be summonsed for drug-related offences. As part of the operation, one man was [...]

Bailey testicle safe: Parton to run for Libs

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Steven Bailey, your left testicle is safe. As you predicted in December, ex-2CC breakfast presenter Mark Parton was endorsed last night as one of the Liberals’ five candidates for the Tuggeranong seat of Brindabella. Mr Bailey, a RiotACT regular and the Sex Party’s candidate for the same seat, bet the aforementioned portion of his anatomy in [...]

13yo boy hit by car at Holt, rushed to hospital

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

A 13-year-old boy has been rushed to hospital after being struck by a vehicle at the corner of Hardwick Crescent and Flack Street near Kingsford Smith School in Holt at around 8.30am this morning. The ACT Ambulance Service was alerted to the incident just after 8.30am. The boy was assessed at the scene by intensive care [...]

Mumpreneurs band together for support

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

On a cold and rainy Tuesday morning, 15 business owners sit chatting excitedly. But they’re not just any business owners. They’re mumpreneurs – juggling motherhood and business simultaneously; doing what they can to contribute to the household income, while enjoying the flexibility to spend more time with their family. The Canberra Business Mums group meets twice a [...]

No pricing at Woolworths for shopping bags

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Tonight I was at my local Woolworths getting groceries, and was paying at the self checkout. At the checkout next to me, an elderly gentleman from out of state, on his first visit to Canberra, was also paying for his groceries. All of a sudden, a Woolworths team member comes almost running up, and loudly accuses the [...]

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