Crace Recreation Park—a first for Canberra
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Crace’s $3.6 million recreation park spanning 4.5 hectares is a facility unlike anything Canberra has ever seen and has been hailed as a model for future parks by the ACT Government. Designed to appeal to a broad range of users, the multi-purpose sport and recreation facility provides irrigated open spaces, formal sports facilities as well as recreation activities including a...
Constable Kenny Koala to take on ‘Big Red’
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ACT Policing’s Constable Kenny Koala will be teaming up with the Daniel Morcombe Foundation’s educational truck, codenamed ‘Big Red’, to raise awareness about child safety in the Canberra region. Constable Kenny — a well-known Canberra child safety mascot — will be attending several fetes over the next two weeks with Big Red, the first time the truck has been toured...
Playground upgrades and new shade sails enhance play opportunities in Gungahlin
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With the days getting longer and warmer, Canberra families are encouraged to get out and about and visit one of the Territory's recently upgraded play spaces, Diana Hill, Design and Development Manager, said today. "As part of the ACT Government's $1 million 2011-12 Playground Safety Program, the renewal of five play spaces in Canberra is now complete," Ms Hill said....
160 native bird species on show at Mulligans Flat
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Get your walking shoes on for the Mulligans Bird Walk and bring your binoculars for a close up look at amazing bird life. "Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary is one of the best bird watching spots in the ACT, with its different habitats providing a home and feeding place for more than 160 native bird species," said Stephen Wilkes, Ranger-in-Charge, Mulligans...
Be mindful of snakes in Gungahlin
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With the warmer Spring weather almost upon us and snakes emerging from their hibernation, the ACT Government is encouraging Canberrans to be mindful in parks and reserves around the ACT. "Each year our rangers receive numerous calls concerning snake sightings in the urban areas in and around Canberra. If you do come across a snake the best approach is not...
Two girls saved from drowning by off duty firefighter at Yerrabi
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Two teenage girls have been saved from drowning by an off duty fire fighter, Friday 13th October, after falling into swollen flood water in Gungahlin. The girls got into trouble after falling into Yerrabi Pond at Amaroo. The fire fighter jumped into the water and retrieved them including one who was submerged under the surface. He then performed CPR with...
ACT Labor Wants You To Get Active At Yerrabi
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If re-elected ACT Labor has committed to install new outdoor equipment at Yerrabi Park on Yerrabi Pond. This outdoor gym equipment will be co-located at ovals and parks with playgrounds, to allow mums and dads to get a workout while supervising their children. Some will also be located around lakes for Canberrans who exercise around our lakes. This equipment will...
National Police Remembrance Day 2012
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Today is National Police Remembrance Day it is a significant day of commemoration where we can reflect on each individual police force and remember those officers killed on duty. It provides an opportunity to honour all police who have given their lives serving the Australian and Southwest Pacific communities. We would like to thank and acknowledge the officers and their...
Mitchell Industrial Fire, One Year On
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This time last year many residents of Gungahlin were woken in the early morning hours by a series of explosions and fireballs lighting up the night sky. Some residents were also awaken by the use of the Government's relatively new emergency warning system with text messages sent to mobile phones and automated calls made to land lines. The text message...
Hibberson Street Survey
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Recently we posted an article about The Marketplace to add outdoor seating along Hibberson Street. There has been much discussion over the years about Hibberson Street and whether it should be open to traffic, a shared zone or only for pedestrian access. Close to traffic could Hibberson Street become the Queen Street Mall of Gungahlin? Open to traffic but more...
10th Annual Tainn Hunter Classic Slowpitch Tournament
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Local Gungahlin resident Jannette Cass-Dunbar is busily organising the 10th annual Tainn Hunter Classic Slowpitch Tournament. The Tainn Hunter Classic is a mixed slow pitch softball tournament that donates all proceeds to Ronald McDonald House Charities, Telstra Child Flight and the Hunter Medical Research Institute. Named in memory of Tainn Hunter Cass-Dunbar who was born prematurely at 24 weeks and...
Slip lanes required on Horsepark Drive
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On the 8th of August we asked through our Facebook page what were your number one issues to raise with ACT Government and candidates in the upcoming ACT election. One of the issues raised that had several comments and likes was the need for slip lanes from Katherine Avenue in Amaroo onto Horsepark Drive. I went down and took some...
New trading hours for Capital Region Farmers Market
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Canberra’s popular Saturday morning market, the Capital Region Farmers Market at Exhibition Park in Canberra (EPIC), has responded to customer demand and increased their opening hours to allow even more Canberrans to enjoy the region’s freshest produce. The new opening hours of 7:30am to 12:00pm come into effect on Saturday 1 September 2012. With the previous trading hours being 8:00am...
Out in public? Keep your dog on a leash!
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Dog owners are reminded to keep their pets on a leash unless they are in a dog park or designated dog exercise area. "People can take their dogs to a number of designated off-leash exercise areas across Canberra," said Peter Dinan, Manager of Operations and Registrar of Domestic Animal Services.<!--more-->"When visiting these areas people do need to keep in mind...
Statement release by ACT Human Rights Commission on flyer released by Concerned Citizens of Canberra
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After the recent distribution around some areas of Gungahlin by a group calling themselves the 'Concerned Citizens of Canberra the ACT Human Rights and Discrimination Commissioner has released a statement. The statement concludes that the flyer is unlikely to breach racial vilification under the ACT Discrimination ACT 1991 because the flyer is concerned with religious issues, rather than race. They...
A day on the farm at Gold Creek Station
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Today was the first day in what feels like eternity where we had a nice day for a Canberra winter. The sun was out, no cloud and best of all no chilly wind. The plan for today was to head out to Gold Creek Station at Hall. Gold Creek Station is a working pastoral property which runs merino sheep and...
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