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Let’s get real about Braddon

Braddon should be cool. I said something similar two years ago here on RiotACT. The reality is that the whole precinct is  a bit of a jumble. In part it is light industrial, with petrol stations & car yards, alongside cafes, shops and a growing number of apartment blocks. There’s even a couple of government agencies as well […]

Canberra District Wine Week – 31 March – 9 April

It’s that time of year again when everyone has the opportunity to celebrate the variety and success of the wineries in the Canberra district. Known as a great producer of cool climate wines the weather in the growing season has been quite unusual culminating in the record heat of January and February. However to quote […]

ACT Quality in Healthcare Award winners

The 2016 ACT Quality in Healthcare Awards were presented tonight to celebrate and honour initiatives that improve the delivery of safe, quality health services to the ACT community. The aim of the ACT Quality in Healthcare Awards is to publicly honour innovations that improve the delivery of safe quality care within the ACT healthcare system. […]

Ask RiotACT: What’s so interesting down there?

I have noticed a recent bout of strange behaviour by my fellow motorists. When stopping at a set of traffic lights, I take the opportunity to look around and get to know my road-going community by flashing a smile. Unfortunately, this is almost always impossible as when I look to my left or right, I see […]

Bush Capital slogan tops ACT numberplate poll

The Bush Capital is making a comeback, having fended off Australia’s Cool Capital among other slogans to take pride of place on ACT numberplates from later this year. The people have spoken via more than 8000 online votes to retain CANBERRA: THE NATION’S CAPITAL and add CANBERRA: THE BUSH CAPITAL as numberplate slogan choices. Canberra […]

ACT population to hit 421,000 by 2020

The ACT’s population is set to continue exploding and will hit 421,000 in four years, according to projections from the Chief Minister’s office. With a growth rate of 1.5 percent, the ACT is one of the fastest growing parts of the country behind only New South Wales and Victoria. If trends continue, the ACT will have […]

Gain worth the pain as light rail construction ramps up

This year, Canberrans who live and commute along what will be the light rail route between Civic and Gungahlin are the have nots and the rest of us the haves, but once construction is completed, those roles will be reversed for good. Residents and workers in the Inner North and Gungahlin will be affected all […]

ACT has come a long way in gender equality

International Women’s Day produced the usual cries for more female equality and set me thinking how well off we are in the ACT compared with other sections of Australia and most of the world. A recent article pointed out women’s participation in the workforce nationally has grown from 43 percent in 1978 and is now […]

Goulburn CBD heart-starter: 2000 apartments

Bank financing is slowing a redevelopment juggernaut in the central business district of Goulburn. Nevertheless, a Sydney and Canberra-led low-rise density wave is coming with the potential for 2000 new apartments in the heart of Goulburn. Architect Doug McIntyre, who has 12 clients with redevelopment plans in Auburn Street, says the surge in apartments will […]

Burmese Curry Place to close at month’s end

Canberra icon Burmese Curry Place will be closing at the end of month, ending the eight year run of the takeaway powerhouse. The closure owes to an unresolved dispute with the landlord. The Chan family, who own BCP, will take an indefinite hiatus while scouting a new venue. “It’s heart breaking to admit and more […]

Young mother’s cycling tragedy a lesson for ACT bus and truck drivers

Infrastructure that separates bicycles from trucks and buses is the best way to avoid people on bikes being killed on ACT roads. Last week, a young mother-of-two died while riding her bike in Melbourne, prompting calls for better bike lanes and more awareness of bicycles on the road. Arzu Karakoc, whose daughters are aged 6 and 2, was […]

Man, 43, dies in single vehicle crash near Cooma

A 43-year-old man died after the silver Ford Falcon he was driving on the Snowy Mountains Highway rolled and landed on its roof around 3km west of Cooma last night. Paramedics took the man to Cooma Hospital after being called to the scene at around 8.30pm, but he died. His 36-year-old female passenger, who had suffered non-life-threatening injuries, […]

Delays remain a mystery but airport bus is go

We’ve got a fair way to go before we can compete with the likes of Hong Kong’s 130km/h Airport Express train, but from Monday week there will at long last be public transport between the national capital’s CBD and its airport (with one stop at Russell offices in between). Canberrans have long wondered why the […]

Ask RiotACT: Why is the ACT lagging on vaccination requirements in childcare settings?

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

How many of us knew that the ACT Government has not introduced a requirement that children attending child care centres and preschools be vaccinated? We are among the laggard states on this. Please, Yvette Barry and Meeghan Fitzharris, ignore the anti-vaxxers and get our kids protected. And let’s get tripartisan support on this.

And the winner is… hamper from the Local Larder

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Thank you to everyone who left such fabulous comments about why they love Canberra in response to the Canberra Day Hamper Giveaway by The Local Larder. Congratulations to Gigglygecko on submitting the winning entry to the Canberra Really Lovely Place hamper from The Local Larder. If you missed it, the winning entry about what he/she loved […]

Man stabbed in Cooleman Court, witnesses sought

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Police were called to Cooleman Court car park outside of CBA at around 3:45 pm Saturday 11 March 2017 after reports of two men being in a fight and one man being stabbed. ACT Policing are now seeking witnesses following the altercation. Police attended the car park in the company of ACT Ambulance Service and found […]

Stella Bella Children’s Centre to provide respite for Canberra’s seriously ill babies and children

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

After 18 months of planning, the Stella Bella Children’s Centre is almost ready to open its doors, offering Canberra’s seriously ill children and their families access to affordable, high quality respite care. The Fyshwick centre, due to open later this month, is believed to be the first of its kind in Australia. It will give babies […]

Celebrating International Pie Day this Tuesday, 14th of March

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

International Pie Day is this Tuesday on 3.14 (geddit?). To celebrate this special day, what are arguably Canberra’s best hand-made pies will be on sale at a special price at the new Pie Day Bakery at 9/18 Whyalla Street Fyshwick. They are selling a limited run of 314 pies and sausage rolls for only half […]

Shared Equity – ScoMo – welcome to the real world!

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

I saw in the various media that the Federal Treasurer, Scott Morrison has had this fantastic idea to alleviate the housing stress around Australia. One of his brainwaves has been shared equity in housing where the owner actually owns a major part of the home and the Government/bank own the rest. This initiative at the […]

Bucking the trends in business – #5 William Cole Funerals

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

We all know about the maxim that nothing in this world is more guaranteed than life, death, and taxes. We are born. We die. And we pay our taxes. The funeral industry is a unique business. I know first-hand; my mother worked at a funeral parlour for over thirty years. At that time, we joked […]

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