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New consultation rules proposed for developers

Developers will have to hold face-to-face meetings with the community and submit a report on how they dealt with concerns in any subsequent development application, under new draft guidelines released for public comment by the ACT Government. The draft guidelines also require developers to make key documents available for the public to view online on […]

Feeling a little low? You might have Seasonal Affective Disorder

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Winter is definitely upon us and if you’ve been feeling a little down or lacking in motivation, it could be a result of the dark and dreary Canberra weather. According to research, cold weather and limited sunlight can actually have a negative impact on the way our brains process emotions and bodily sensations. According to […]

Feel the glow: some favourite fireplaces in Canberra and the region

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

It is fast approaching mid-winter! There are many who love the added benefit of the direct heat and ambiance of a fireplace when they venture out around Canberra and the region. A number of excellent lists have already been produced this winter by Visit Canberra and the Canberra Times’ Good Food magazine, but here are a few more […]

Canberra Day Trips: Gunning

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Gunning is a sleepy agricultural town and a centre of NSW’s fine wool growing industry. Just off the Hume Highway, it’s the perfect place to spend the weekend in a historic homestead or pub-style accommodation, browse the rural shops and enjoy the mouthwatering country fare. Gunning is a tiny but delightful rural town with a […]

Buy a piece of Cooma history for $529,000

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Colonial builder James Mawson may not have struck gold when he joined the rush to the Cooma region in the 1800s but he did eventually make his fortune and leave a legacy of iconic homes in the town. One of them, in historic Lambie Street, offers a blend of heritage charm and modern inclusions on […]

Faces of Canberra: Jack Mohr

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Each week Rachel Moore is on the hunt to find out what makes Canberra special to all the wonderful folks who live here. It didn’t take long for Jack Mohr to figure out that taking pictures was what he loved most in the world to do. Imagine his surprise discovering that passion was also a path to […]

Are you on board the government’s ride-share reforms?

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The ACT Government has announced the start of its evaluation of ride-sharing reforms that enabled Uber to operate in the Territory. Nearly two years after enacting reforms that enraged the taxi industry but offered consumers an alternative to hailing a cab, the Government is seeking feedback from the general public, taxi, hire car and rideshare providers […]

UC named in top 100 Asia-Pacific universities

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The University of Canberra’s growing reputation as a quality higher education institution has been enhanced by being named in the top 100 Asia-Pacific universities by the prestigious Times Higher Education (THE) rankings. In THE’s first rating of Asia-Pacific higher education institutions, UC was ranked 81st out of 243. Show More Summary

Canberra hosts International Dog Sports Extravaganza

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

More than 2500 dogs will be showcased at the EPIC Advance Dog Sports Extravaganza at Exhibition Park in Canberra (EPIC) this weekend. This is the second year that hundreds of dog owners and breeders will travel from around Australia to compete in this three-day international dog show and sports event. Dogs ACT spokesperson Ms Woolley […]

In the spirit of King O’Malley

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

So I was having a beer with some mates at King O’Malley’s and we were musing at the great irony of the naming of this wonderful old pub. King O’Malley was the first in a distinguished line of wowsers who have unsuccesfully attempted to sterilise the ACT into the capital of dull and bland. As Home […]

Nine things to do around Canberra this weekend (7-9 July)

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

It’s NAIDOC week and there are plenty of opportunities to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait culture around town. The Belconnen Arts Centre is hosting a family fun day on the shores of Lake Ginninderra this Saturday. The World Curry Festival is back for another year in the city, complete with its Chilli Eating Contest on […]

Young people and women hardest hit by insecure work in the ACT

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Understanding who is employed in insecure work in the ACT, and how it affects them, can help us understand why so many people in Canberra are in housing stress, can’t afford to visit their GP, struggle to find the time to look after their health or spend time with their family and friends, and feel […]

Boutique Throsby town homes now available to the public

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Building in the new suburb of Throsby has begun, after the first blocks of land were auctioned off by the Land Development Authority in early 2016. At auction, the blocks achieved an average $108,000 more than their reserves, with location cited as the main reason for the fierce bidding. Throsby is just five minutes’ drive […]

Ask RiotACT: Solar panels

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hey Rioters. Can anyone out there give some advice in regards to solar quotes – especially if you have had a system installed in the last couple of years. I have received a quote of $7900 (that’s after all the credits etc) for a 5.5 Kw system. Talesun panels and SMA inverter. $500 extra for […]

Three men armed with knives rob Eastlake Football club

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery at the Eastlake Football Club in Griffith on Sunday 2 July. Three men armed with knives entered the club through the entrance on Eyre Street around 2 am. The armed men threatened a staff member and demanded cash before leaving through the same entrance and fleeing […]

ACT gov sticks with same developer for Denman Prospect

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Stage Two of Denman Prospect in the Molonglo Valley will be developed by the same company which constructed the first stage, in a $135.85 million deal with the ACT Government. Capital Estate Developments, part of Capital Airport Group, won the right to negotiate for Stage Two as part of its successful tender for Stage One. Stage […]

Turn on your lights, Canberra

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

It takes a special sort of rider to get on their bike in sub-zero temperatures, often in dark and frosty conditions. Typically, we call this type of bike rider a ‘Canberran’. Those of us who bravely carry on riding our bikes through freezing ACT winters scoff at the idea that we’d change our habits because […]

Kanga Cup comes to Canberra

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

If you are a parent of soccer playing children you may know why there are groups of tracksuited children and young people all about town this week. If not, welcome to the world of Kanga Cup. This incredible event is held in the Capital every July and is the largest international youth football tournament in […]

The RiotACT Gig Guide (5 – 11 July)

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

It’s that time of the week again – time for the RiotACT Gig Guide for the 5th to the 11th of July! There is an outrageous number of shows this weekend, so it’s hard to know where to begin! I’ll start by mentioning that Shoeb Ahmad (pictured) will be launching a new single – “mask-ed” […]

Let’s talk about opinions, baby

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Having now run my first piece on RiotACT 2.0, welcome friends and frenemies to the second of what I hope will become a weekly feature here at my new sweet home, RiotACT. The old adage is that opinions are like aholes in that even the Queen has one squirrelled away behind the obligations of her […]

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