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ACT Government public spaces closed
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For community safety, in response to COVID-19, the ACT Government is closing a number of public spaces from midday today, Monday 30 March 2020, until further notice. The closures are in line with the direction issued following yesterday’s National Cabinet meeting. Temporary closures apply to: playgrounds outdoor fitness stations skate parks BBQs the Tidbinbilla Visitor Information Centre the Namadgi Visitor...
Waste and recycling bins now collected from 5am
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Residential waste and recycling bin collections in the ACT will start from 5am as of Monday 23 March 2020. Minister for Recycling and Waste Reduction, Chris Steel said the time change was put in place to provide safety for waste management staff at Suez and prevent driver shortages as a result of COVID-19. The split shift implemented by Suez, with...
Police seek footage following Gungahlin Drive collision overnight
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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses and footage following a single vehicle collision on Gungahlin Drive in the early hours of this morning (Monday 23 March 2020). About 2am, police were called to the collision on Gungahlin Drive near Amagula Avenue in Ngunnawal. ACT Ambulance Service paramedics treated the driver of the vehicle at the scene and transported him to hospital....
One man to face court on cultivating cannabis charges
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ACT Policing has arrested and charged a 44-year-old man for cannabis cultivation and trafficking offenses following search warrants at properties in Belconnen, Bonner, Moncrieff and Harrison earlier today (Monday, 23 March 2020). The investigation arose after Queensland police located the fingerprints of the man on the seizure of 30kg of cannabis from a car in Willowbank, Queensland on 17 February...
Gungahlin is going on a bear hunt!
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Gungahlin is going on a bear hunt! If you would like to join in, place a teddy bear in your front window, on your balcony, or somewhere visible from the street. As families get their socially-distant exercise in, they can keep an eye out for these bears. Inspired by the book by Michael Rosen, We're going on a bear hunt,...
Running Berlin Marathon 2020 for Pancreatic Cancer UK
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In October this year Mark from My Gungahlin will be taking on one of the world's largest Marathons at the BMW Berlin Marathon as a personal challenge, all in memory of his step-father. In July 2018 Mark's step-father, John was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer which was devastating news to the whole family. They hoped through surgery the affected part of...
Gungahlin town centre land auction
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The Suburban Land Agency, in line with the Indicative Land Release Program, will release five blocks in Gungahlin for land auction on 25 March 2020. The land auctions will further add to the growth of the Gungahlin community and development of the town centre precinct. Following the auction, we will keep you updated with the future purpose of the sites....
Kicking off Canberra’s home of football
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A lead consultant has been selected to prepare an Estate Development Plan and Master Plan Design for Canberra’s new ‘Home of Football’ in Throsby. SMEC Australia Pty Ltd has begun designing the new state-of-the-art facility which will provide Canberran’s with world class indoor and outdoor football facilities in the ACT and support a range of training and competition activities for...
Man to face court for weapons offences
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A 40-year-old Nicholls man will face court this morning charged with possessing prohibited weapons. About 5.40pm on Saturday, 15 February 2020, police responded to reports of a man armed with a weapon trying to gain access to a residence in Belconnen. Police attended, however the alleged offender had already left the location. He was subsequently located a short time later...
Rotary Club of Aurora Gungahlin helping Light Rail to save lives
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Canberra’s light rail fleet now has a defibrillator on all of its vehicles, ready if needed to help save lives. “We are proud to partner with the Rotary Club of Aurora Gungahlin who has funded this wonderful initiative,” Canberra Metro Operations, General Manager Mr Tilo Franz said. “The portable defibrillators will be placed securely in the driver cabins of the...
Helicopter flying to keep the electricity network reliable
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Evoenergy will be patrolling ACT powerlines by air from Monday 3 February, all part of the annual bushfire mitigation and safety maintenance program. Helicopter patrols are used by Evoenergy – and many distribution companies around Australia – to assess how close vegetation is growing to powerlines in order to keep obstructions away from overhead wires. The helicopter will fly for...
Police seek witnesses and footage to Gungahlin aggravated robbery
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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses, dash cam and CCTV footage following an aggravated robbery in Gungahlin on Wednesday, 29 January 2020. About 12.10am, a teenage male was walking near the intersection of James Kirk Street and Gundaroo Drive when it is alleged he was approached by a group of people. The teenager ran away and members of the group chased...
Total Fire Ban – 27 January to 31 January
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ACT Emergency Services Agency Commissioner Georgeina Whelan has declared a Total Fire Ban for the whole of the ACT from midnight tonight (Monday 27 January 2020) until midnight Friday 31 January 2020. The Bureau of Meteorology is predicting extremely hot and dry conditions for the remainder of the week. The forecast Fire Danger Rating (FDR) for tomorrow is predicted to...
Total Fire Ban – 23 January 2020
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ACT Emergency Services Commissioner Georgeina Whelan has declared a Total Fire Ban for the whole of the ACT under Section 114 of the Emergencies Act 2004 for the duration of Thursday 23 January 2020. The Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting hot, windy conditions with temperatures predicted to reach 33 degrees. Areas of dust haze are possible. The forecast Fire Danger...
Night maintenance works on light rail network – Buses to replace some services
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Canberra Metro will commence night works along sections of the light rail track for two weeks from Monday 20 January until Friday 31 January 2020. These maintenance works will involve grinding and welding activity to help ensure light rail continues to perform well. Customers using light rail will not be affected for the first week, with works scheduled to commence...
Total Fire Ban – Friday, 10 January 2020
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ACT Emergency Services Commissioner Georgeina Whelan has declared a Total Fire Ban for the whole of the ACT under Section 114 of the Emergencies Act 2004 for the duration of Friday 10 January 2020. The Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting hot, dry and windy conditions with temperatures predicted to reach 40 degrees. A smoke haze will remain in the region....
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