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Police seek witnesses to aggravated robbery in Conder

Police are seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery at the Woolworths petrol service station on Norman Lindsay Street, Conder, on Saturday night. A man entered the service station about 10pm and threatened a staff member with a propane...Show More Summary

Anthony Rolfe Avenue closed to night traffic

Anthony Rolfe Avenue in Gungahlin will be closed to night-time traffic from tomorrow until the end of the week for maintenance work. The road will be out of operation from Horse Park Drive to Waghorn Street/Moonlight Avenue between 7pm and 6am from Tuesday to Friday. It will fully reopen to traffic from Saturday morning. The closures are to allow asphalt [...]

Fitzharris seeks feedback on Phillip paid parking scheme

Local businesses can have their say on the expansion of paid parking in Phillip by attending a consultation session  at Woden Library from 5-7pm today. Transport and municipal services minister Meegan Fitzharris urged businesses operating...Show More Summary

Canberra visual arts have been Turnbulled

It was sad on black Friday (13 May 2016) for many in the arts across Australia. It was not simply that many small to medium organisations had lost all or most of their Australia Council funding. What made it hurt even more was the reasons for this drastic situation. What was being rolled out last week was [...]

Rework for Lanyon shops roundabout

The ACT Government is implementing changes to the roundabout at the intersection of Tharwa Drive, Box Hill Avenue and Woodcock Drive next to Lanyon shops, with roadwork affecting the area tomorrow and on Wednesday. The works will change traffic arrangements on the approach to the roundabout from Box Hill Avenue. The right turn lane on Box [...]

New book chronicles ACT business successes

Who are the successful business owners in Canberra? It would be hard to name them all, and coming from a new book penned by Suzanne Kiraly, entitled, “Canberra Business Success Stories”, indications are that there are plenty. They are the “quiet achievers” out there, who are contributing to our local economy and helping to change [...]

Bookclub in Canberra seeks members

Hi, We’re a group of 4 who meet in places around Canberra and the surrounding areas. We meet monthly on weekends to discuss books. We’re looking for new members to join us… If you like coffee, tea, cake, books and meeting new people, please email us at Hope to hear from you soon!

Victims of Crime – vocal about VOCAL

In March last year I posted an article on restorative justice and in it I talked about the types of victims of crimes there were. Primary, secondary and tertiary. I indicated then that the primary victims, of course, are those who are the immediately affected person, such as a victim of an assault or a kidnapping; [...]

Plans to extend Canberra’s nature reserves

Justice Robert Hope Park in Watson will be rezoned to become a new nature reserve and the Pinnacle Nature Reserve in Belconnen extended under ACT government plans. The rezoning would preserve these parklands - home to endangered ecological...Show More Summary

2,000 kangaroos to be culled across ACT

Almost 2,000 kangaroos will be culled across the ACT starting on Monday to protect grassland and woodland sites. Ten nature reserves will be closed  from mid to late afternoon until early morning over the coming months to allow a conservation cull of eastern grey kangaroos. Daniel Iglesias, director of ACT Parks and Conservation, said the cull of up to 1991 [...]

Woman charged with drug dealing after Kambah raid

ACT Policing has arrested and charged a 25-year-old woman following the execution of a Drugs of Dependence Act search warrant in Kambah yesterday. Members of the ACT Criminal Investigations Drugs and Organised Team executed the search warrant at a Kambah home as part of a joint operation with NSW Police targeting methylamphetamine supply in the ACT [...]

Weekend fun at the new Casey Market Town

Residents of Casey and surrounding suburbs will be rushing to the new Casey Market Town for free coffee and entertainment this weekend as part of continued celebrations following its Grand Opening last week. Thankful not to have to drive into the Gungahlin centre anymore, locals have called the new centre “amazing”, “clean”, “classy”, and “very convenient”. [...]

Ask RiotACT: Recommendations – wall removal

Hi I wanted to have a dividing wall removed in my livings rooms but have no idea where to start. Any advice or recommendation for tradespeople would be greatly appreciated.

Industrial action affects bin collection today

Wondering why your bins are still sitting out on the kerb? Several Canberra suburbs will be affected today by industrial action. Workers for bin collection contractor SUEZ are on strike today but catch up services will be carried out over the weekend and on Monday. For a full list of affected suburbs visit this page on [...]

Man dies in Sutton Forest head-on ute crash

A report will be prepared for the Coroner after a crash at Sutton Forest yesterday. About 5.30pm yesterday, a Great Wall utility and a Toyota Hilux utility crashed head-on on the Illawarra Highway, Sutton Forest, approximately two kilometres east of the Hume Highway. The driver of the Great Wall, a 52-year-old Figtree man, died at the scene. The [...]

Funds earmarked to complete Cotter Road duplication

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The ACT government announced on Thursday it has earmarked funds from its 2016/17 budget to complete the Cotter Road duplication. The budget will commit $28.9m to the project in 2016/17 and over the forward estimates, with the aim to complete the project in 2018/19. The project has been part of the Government’s forward planning on transport infrastructure [...]

Woman stable after incident at Kingston Foreshore

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

A woman was taken to hospital in a stable condition after being helped from the water at Kingston Foreshore just after 4pm on Thursday. Passers-by came to the aid of the woman and she was then assessed by intensive care paramedics. Crews from ACT Fire & Rescue and ACT Ambulance Service attended the incident.

Wall to consult small business on paid parking

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The Liberal Opposition would ditch the Barr government’s plan for paid parking in the Phillip commercial precinct, shadow minister for small business Andrew Wall said on Thursday. “Unlike the government, the Canberra Liberals will be happy to consult with local businesses and look to accommodate their needs,” he said. “There should be a fairer mix of short [...]

Olympic pool for Stromlo Forest Park by 2019

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Stromlo Forest Park will be home to a 50m pool in 2019 after the ACT Government committed to spend $33 million in the upcoming ACT Budget 2016/17 on the facility for the Weston Creek and Molonglo community Construction is expected to commence in 2017. The announcement was part of the ACT Government’s Pop-up cabinet in Weston Creek [...]

Changes to licensing fees threaten Canberra nightlife

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Imagine a Canberra nightlife with no life after 3am. That’s what members of the Keep Canberra Open group believe will happen if proposed changes to liquor licensing are accepted by Parliament. In an attempt to curb alcohol-related violence in Canberra, a white paper released last month by ACT Attorney-General Simon Corbell (Building on Liquor Reform), details [...]

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