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Would you like to see a new ice rink in Canberra?

20 minutes agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Canberra’s ice sports community is petitioning the ACT Government to open a new ice rink in the capital.  The petition organisers say the Phillip ice skating rink is outdated, in poor condition and too small to accommodate sporting fans of teams such as CBR Brave. From the petition: Ice sports (such as figure skating, broom ball and ice [...]

Tuggeranong Bulldogs 40th gala dinner

21 minutes agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 8 August 2015 at 7:00 pm; ] Tuggeranong Bulldogs Junior AFL Club turns 40 this year and is hosting a gala dinner to celebrate. All past and present players, members, family and friends of the Bulldogs community are invited. Tickets...Show More Summary

Fundraising dinner for Heavy Horse Heaven at Le Tres Bon

21 minutes agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 2 July 2015 at 6:30 pm; ] Le Tres Bon in Bungendore would like to invite you to enjoy a wickedly scrumptious Christmas In July dinner to raise funds for horse rescue organisation Heavy Horse Heaven. Here's the menu: Entree Amuse bouche – tarte flambee Main Slow cooked duck confit, coalesced with a fragrant orange sauce. Show More Summary

Cheap eats – Miss Vân’s Street Food, Westside

56 minutes agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The first of Westside’s food vendors are open for business. Even if you’re sceptical about the much maligned pop-up village concept, it’s worth checking out for a cheap and easy lunch. This was my first visit to Westside, and I was surprised at how quiet it was, particularly for a sunny weekday lunchtime. Most of [...]

All is not lost for Gungahlin shopping centre expansion

1 hour agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The state of Canberra’s shopping centres is a hot topic of conversation at present. Southlands at Mawson is going through an interesting phase of regrowth and has been the subject of community consultations, Westfield Woden’s tenants...Show More Summary

Government to spend $375 million on light rail

16 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The ACT Government will make a capital contribution of $375 million towards Canberra’s light rail project, Capital Metro, ACT budget papers have revealed. The budget papers explain that the contribution, which is half of the project’s estimated $750 million cost and mostly funded by the sale of ACTTAB and old government office blocks, will be set aside [...]

ACT budget 2015 spends big on health, education and public housing

17 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

With a predicted deficit of over $407 million, Andrew Barr’s first budget as both Chief Minister and Treasurer is a modest one. In light of what Minister Barr has described as “savage” cuts from the Commonwealth, the 2015-16 ACT budget handed down today focuses on infrastructure, creating jobs and maintaining Canberra’s title as world’s most [...]

ACT budget 2015-16 highlights

18 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACT residents will pay higher rates, spend more money on vehicle registration and see pay parking extended after hours in many of Civic’s car parks under the 2015-16 ACT budget handed down this afternoon. In good news, the ACT Government has allocated more money for health and education than ever before. It also plans to increase [...]

Moved house, electricity bills skyrocketed. Why?

We moved house just under a year ago from a two-bedroom, one bathroom to a 3.5-bedroom, two bathroom in the Queanbeyan area and have tripled our electricity costs (from $290 in the biggest quarter to almost $700 in our biggest quarter – summer). I initially thought it may be due to us having used the reverse [...]

Protect our national capital heritage

The Yarralumla Residents Association supports the views of senior heritage experts and the Inner South Canberra Community Council, who are urging the Commonwealth to push ahead with recognition of Canberra on the National Heritage List. As pointed out by the immediate past chairman of the ACT Heritage Council, Duncan Marshall, Canberra has played such a central [...]

Buying a home in the ACT made easier for some

Housing affordability is a hot topic at the moment. Yesterday it was reported that out of all the capital cities in Australia, Canberra experienced the biggest jump in home values in May. I’m currently looking to buy my first home, and it’s not an easy task. I’ve experienced a lot of competitiveness both at open homes [...]

ACT public housing hurting elderly citizens

Public housing tenant Sandra Picker (pictured above) fears for her future after receiving a letter from the ACT Government’s Community Services Directorate stating that her application to be moved to a safer environment could not be progressed unless she provided the department with a list of police job numbers dating back years. After experiencing a good [...]

Best of Canberra – Pho

From Saigon rolls stuffed with pate, chilli and pork to handmade rice paper rolls and bottomless bowls of noodle soup, Vietnamese street food has a lot going for it. This week we’re on the hunt for one of Vietnam’s most recognisable culinary exports: pho. Inexpensive, filling and fresh, it’s no surprise that this famous noodle soup [...]

Did you see a collision in Belconnen last week?

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a collision that occurred at the intersection of Eastern Valley way and Cameron Avenue, Belconnen last Thursday afternoon (28 May). About 12.46pm police attended the scene after reports of a collision between a silver Ford Futura and a Silver Toyota Aurion. Anyone who may have witnessed the collision or were in [...]

Turner RUC robbed

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to the aggravated robbery of the Rugby Union Club in Turner early Sunday morning (31 May 2015). About 12.40am, three males entered the club. Two of the offenders were armed with weapons, a baseball bat and a large machete and made threatening demands to the club’s staff members. One staff member was [...]

Quad save the Queen!

[ 6 June 2015 at 9:00 am; 7 June 2015 at 9:00 am; 8 June 2015 at 12:00 am; ] Canberra Roller Derby League presents QUAD SAVE THE QUEEN, an explosive colony-wide roller derby tournament on the June long weekend! Two tracks, three days,...Show More Summary

Advice on renovating Narrabundah worker’s cottage

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Does anyone have experience renovating the original Narrabundah workers cottages? If so, any advice? For instance, do you know: How close to the front boundary you can extend How hard/easy it is to extend from the steel frames If asbestos removal ends up costing a fortune, etc? I know that due to the steel frames and truss roof, none of the [...]

Best of Canberra taste off – French toast

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

French toast is probably one of the most decadent breakfast meals you can eat, and when I put the call out for Canberra’s best last week, I wasn’t quite prepared for the reality of starting my day with something so rich two mornings in a row. It’s rare that I can’t finish a meal, but [...]

New podcast series to uncover the behind the scenes of ‘women’s work’

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

A locally-produced podcast series launching next month aims to provide an insight into what the working lives of Australian women are really like. Women Talk Work podcast founder Clare Conroy has always had a fascination with what goes on behind the scenes of other people’s jobs. “When I travel, I’m much more curious to find out what it’s [...]

Time for the Commonwealth to stop trashing Canberra’s town centres

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

As recent articles have reported, the Department of Immigration and Border Protection is considering moving its 4000 employees out of Belconnen. Tender documents have revealed the department is looking to lease 80,000 square metres of...Show More Summary

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