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The RiotACT Gig Guide (26 – 31 July)

15 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Good afternoon everyone, and welcome to the RiotACT Gig Guide for the 26th to the 31st of July! We’re into the deepest, darkest depths of winter and yet Canberra music thrives. Pictured above is Moaning Lisa, a local act who will no doubt soon hold international acclaim, and they are playing twice this weekend. First, […]

Airport lands second international carrier with Doha service

19 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Canberra Airport has secured a second international carrier, with Qatar Airways set to start daily flights between Canberra and Doha via Sydney from mid-February 2018. Singapore Airlines became the airport’s first international carrier last September, operating the Canberra-Singapore-Wellington route. Show More Summary

A lot to be proud of with our young Scouts

19 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Scouting has been a strong part of Australian culture since the 1950s, and has grown to become the largest youth movement in the nation with almost 70,000 members. Today’s Scouts still learn the same skills they did back in the early days – from knotting and camping to navigation and bush skills – but within […]

CCTV footage released of assault in the Canberra Centre

21 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACT Policing is seeking to identify three males in relation to an assault that occurred on Saturday 10 June 2017 in the Canberra Centre. Police responded at about 9:20 pm after reports of an altercation between a number of people. A male victim suffered facial injuries as a result. CCTV footage of the incident has […]

Proposed waste incinerator to power 28,000 homes but strategy rubbished

21 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

A proposal to build a $200 million combined waste to energy and recycling plant in Fyshwick promises to solve Canberra’s looming landfill problem and produce base-load electricity to power 28,000 homes. But it is already striking resistance from the ACT Conservation Council which believes the ACT Government should be focusing on more extensive recycling and […]

Celebrating Canberra Schools – St Francis Xavier College

22 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

When you walk into a school (just like when you walk into a house, or any other building for that matter), you get a feel about it. In oriental societies, it is sometimes known as “feng shui”. In Australia (following on from the iconic movie, ’The Castle’), we might call it the ‘vibe’ of the […]

Architecture and all that spin

23 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

If there is one occupation that I could not imagine doing, it is being an ACT Government planner who spends most of the day looking through development applications (DA) for commercial developments. One such application has recently been in the newspaper. This is the DA for the replacement buildings on the corner of Ainslie and Cooyong Streets in […]

Ask RiotACT: Commercial Kitchen for rent – off peak times

Hi All. Just wondering if there are any commercial kitchens out there looking to hire out their facilities during off peak times (say evenings and some Saturday’s)? I’ve contacted a few community centres but they don’t hire out kitchens, they only do halls etc. I know about HomeGrownMe and the Multicultural Centre run by the […]

Former Red Hill public housing set to come down

Demolition of the former public housing in Red Hill will start early next month to pave the way for redevelopment of the precinct, the Environment Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate announced today (Tuesday). Deputy Director-General...Show More Summary

Anti-corruption body should have retrospective powers, committee told

Any new anti-corruption body in the ACT should have retrospective powers to investigate issues of concern that occurred before its establishment, a Legislative Assembly committee heard yesterday (24/7/17). Former Independent candidate...Show More Summary

LEGO brightens the day for kids at Canberra Hospital

When you’re a kid and you’re in hospital feeling sick, life doesn’t feel great. But Canberra’s Brick Expo have found a way to make the time pass with a bit more fun, donating a huge collection of LEGO sets provided by LEGO Australia. The sets include LEGO Friends, Nexo Knights, Star Wars and more, and […]

Property market mid-year sanity check

Opinions about the Australian property market, served every day so generously in the media, are rather difficult to reconcile with the reality. Even the experts cannot make any sense of property prices continuing to rise stubbornly to new heights “despite all odds”. Everyone wonders when it will end and how badly… In this three-part series […]

Getting to know you: Table Tattle

It is sometimes said (although not by me) that Canberra is cliquey. I have always found capital territorians to be friendly and inclusive, but I do admit that we move in groups. Friendships are often formed on the basis of belonging to a particular Department, or through the same university or your social group, leading […]

One and two-bedroom wards for better privacy at Goulburn’s new hospital

One and two-bedroom patient wards only, and the prospect of attracting more specialists to Goulburn are on the drawing board for the $120 million Base Hospital redevelopment. Architect Billard Leece Partnership is engaged in consultation with groups of up to 220 people, on planning and design. BLP has completed major projects in Melbourne, Ballarat, Wagga […]

ACT slips to third in economic rankings after jobless rise

A rise in unemployment has dragged the ACT back to third in CommSec’s State of the States rankings, but economic momentum remains on its side, especially with population growth and construction. CommSec said NSW had solidly held the position as the best performing economy, at or near the top of all indicators. Victoria lifted to second spot […]

Sculpture with message flowers on Barton Highway

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

A new artwork fashioned from car wreckage that has been installed beside the Barton Highway holds special poignancy for a road that only last week was the scene of another fatal accident. Yass Valley’s newest public artwork Forgotten, created by local artist Melanie Lyons, was unveiled last Thursday at the Jeir Creek rest area. Yass […]

Hands Across Canberra gives almost $200,000 to local charities

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The organisation set up to channel donations to local charities has handed out nearly $200,000 in grants that will help support Canberra’s most vulnerable people. Hands Across Canberra said it had provided $197,497 to local charities in this year’s allocation after the board consulted widely to identify the areas of greatest need. Show More Summary

Prepare to feast @ Queanbeyan’s Christmas in July Market

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The day everyone is waiting for is almost here! Only a few more sleeps and next Sunday 30th July from 10.00 am, the Queanbeyan Christmas in July Market will be open for business and buzzing at the Queanbeyan Showground.  I hope you are all starting to feel a bit hungry? Recently I wrote about the […]

2017 Telstra Business Awards Announced

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The Telstra awards website states: “Only the best in business, become ‘that’ business.” A celebration of 25 years of recognising ‘that business’ is a special event for sure, and the 25th Telstra Business Awards gala night, where this year’s winners were revealed was indeed a cracker of an event. The special guests, celebrity VIPs, Telstra […]

Ask RiotACT: Advice on High Schools in Canberra

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hi All. My family is moving to Canberra in 2018 and I am seeking information/recommendations on the best government high schools. We are considering Campbell and Alfred Deakin. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated, plus any other recommendations.   Thank you.

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