Emergency Beacon Located in Mitchell
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On the afternoon of Tuesday, 4th June, SnowyHydro SouthCare was tasked on a search operation in response to an activated search beacon. The search led SnowyHydro SouthCare to Gungahlin where the search and rescue helicopter landed at Franklin. Eventually the search beacon was located at Mitchell Resource Management Centre. This is the second emergency beacon located in Gungahlin this year....
House fire at Franklin
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On Tuesday, 4th June at 12:45 multiple emergency triple zero (000) calls were made to report a fire in a residence in a town house complex in Franklin. The residents who were home at the time, a mother and her child safely evacuated themselves. ACT Fire & Rescue Hazardous Materials Unit, the Breathing Apparatus Van and two commanders were on...
Utility seized after Harrison street racing incident
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A 21-year-old NSW man had his vehicle impounded by ACT Policing after an incident in which he was detected racing against a motorcycle in Harrison. A General Duties patrol team from Gungahlin Station was conducting traffic targeting on Flemington Road, Harrison late on Wednesday evening (May 29) when an orange Holden Commodore SS utility was detected racing against a motorcycle....
Gungahlin Aquatic Centre Progress
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MLA Andrew Barr posted pictures today of the progress of the Gungahlin Aquatic Centre. See below for pictures. It is exciting to drive down into the town centre to see the progress being made. The Gungahlin Aquatic centre will include: 50 metre 8 lane pool; 25 metre pool; Gymnasium; Dry fitness rooms; Cafe; and Childcare facilities The centre is due...
School is back and so are 40km/h speed zones
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ACT Policing is advising motorists that 40km/h speed limits will be enforced in school zones for the start of the new school term on Monday (April 29). Traffic Operations Station Sergeant Rod Anderson said the restrictions are in place between 8am and 4pm and warns that motorists who choose to ignore them will face tough penalties. “ACT Policing targets every...
Chief Minister names Gungahlin Drive bridge in honour of Jim Murphy
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ACT Chief Minister, Katy Gallagher, has today officially named the Jim Murphy Bridge in honour of the late prominent Canberran. The newly constructed bridge is part of Gungahlin Drive and crosses Ginninderra Drive in Belconnen. "Jim Murphy made a significant contribution to our community and was a strong advocate of Canberra and I am honoured to be able to name...
NBN Co deal with TransACT to speed ACT rollout and lower costs
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NBN Co has reached an agreement with TransACT/iiNet for the purchase of their TransACT-branded fibre-to-the-premises network in the ACT and access to other infrastructure. Under the agreement, with an initial value of around $9 million, NBN Co will purchase TransACT’s existing fibre-to-the-premises network, which covers approximately 8,500 premises/lots, and has agreed to purchase network assets currently planned or under construction...
Third lane opens on section of Parkes Way
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The ACT Government would like to advise motorists and other road users that an additional westbound lane on Parkes Way will be open between Clunies Ross Street bridge and Glenloch Interchange from Wednesday 22 May 2013. The additional lane was constructed as part of the $14.7 million Parkes Way widening project which will increase the capacity of Parkes Way between...
Over 3,000 tonnes of e-waste recycled in past 12 months
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Over 3,000 tonnes of e-waste had been recovered in the first year of the National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme, announced Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Shane Rattenbury. “Since the introduction of the scheme on 15 May 2012, the Canberra community has handed over 3,076 tonnes of televisions and computers for recycling to the Mitchell and Mugga Lane Transfer...
Canberra Connect and Fix My Street go mobile
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Canberrans can now more easily contact the ACT Government via their smart phones and upload location data and photos to the popular ‘Fix My Street’ service, thanks to a new mobile interface for the Canberra Connect website. “This new mobile friendly interface will make accessing information and payment services and reporting issues easy while on the go,” Minister for Territory...
Police urge elderly to be vigilant against scammers
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Police are urging elderly people and vulnerable community members to be vigilant after recent reports of a conmen using scams to gain entry to homes. ACT Policing has received several reports of suspicious behaviour of late, particularly in the Belconnen suburbs, of a man offering to paint house numbers on the driveways for an amount of money. The victims targeted...
Police investigate altercation in Gungahlin
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ACT Policing is investigating an altercation at the Canberra Raiders Sports Club in Gungahlin last night (Thursday April 25). At about 8.45pm yesterday police were called to the Gungahlin Canberra Raiders Sports Club where the ACT Ambulance Service was treating an unconscious 40-year-old male. The male had sustained serious head injuries following an altercation with a 26-year-old male at the...
Planning starts for Throsby
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Following the recent approval by the Commonwealth Government of the Gungahlin Strategic Assessment Biodiversity Plan, the Land Development Agency is taking the first steps towards the development of the new suburb of Throsby with the calling of tenders for the planning and engineering component of the project. Located two and a half Kilometres from Gungahlin Town Centre and to the...
Speed limit increase on Gungahlin Drive off ramps
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The ACT Government has advised that speed limit changes will be made to three off ramps along Gungahlin Drive, effective Saturday 20 April 2013. The northbound and southbound off ramp at Ginninderra Drive and the southbound off ramp at Belconnen Way will now be 80 kilometres per hour, instead of the existing speed limit of 60 kilometres per hour. These...
Suspicious package rendered safe in Ngunnawal
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ACT Policing executed a search warrant on a residence in Ngunnawal early yesterday evening (April 18) where on arrival they located a suspicious package. ACT Policing General Duties members cordoned the area and requested the Specialist Response Group (SRG) Bomb Response Team to attend. As a precaution residents in the area were notified and informed by police to evacuate whilst...
Two men arrested, more likely, over multiple property damage incidents
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ACT Policing has arrested two men and will be seeking to interview others in relation to incidents of multiple vehicle damage last weekend (April 5-7) in the Gungahlin suburbs of Forde and Bonner. Police will allege that the men, both aged 18, one from Higgins and the other from Macgregor, were in the company of others in a silver Ford...
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