Gundaroo Drive duplication complete removes one more bottleneck
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The 2.5-kilometre duplication of Gundaroo Drive between Gungahlin Drive and the Barton Highway is complete, two years after it started construction. The $30 million project also includes new off-road paths for cyclists and pedestrians, LED street lights, new bus shelters and sound barriers to reduce traffic noise for nearby residents. While the speed limit will eventually be increased to 80 km/h,...
Researchers close in on kangaroo fertility control option
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As the ACT Government announces another kangaroo cull, research into a fertility control method will now be continued and expanded for another two years as it edges closer to providing an alternative to shooting in some areas of Canberra. The Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate (EPSDD) has contracted the services of the CSIRO's Dr Lyn Hinds and staff to support the...
Faster, more frequent transport network unveiled
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The postponed sweeping update to the ACT's public transport network will be rolled out from 18 July and include more frequent and faster services in a bid to smooth out the wrinkles in its original design. The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the timetable for the wide-ranging update's original launch in April, and the roll-out is timed to coincide with recovery plans...
July start for Tuggeranong and Gungahlin bulky waste pick-up bookings
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UPDATED: Tuggeranong and Gungahlin residents can now schedule a waste collection pickup to throw out their bulky waste free of charge after the ACT Government announced a contractor for its promised once-a-year kerbside collection service last month. Collections will start from Wednesday, 15 July and are limited to two cubic metres (about the size of a small box trailer). The items will...
Path pressures: push for more data to improve network safety
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The ACT's cycling lobby is pushing for the government to gather more up-to-date information on who is using the Territory's increasingly congested shared paths as pressure points build between cyclists and walkers. Canberrans have taken to the ACT's path networks as part of a cycling and walking boom during the COVID-19 pandemic and shutdown, and the familiar tensions have become...
Police seek witnesses and footage to family violence incident
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ACT Policing is seeking the public’s assistance following a serious family violence incident in May 2020. It is alleged a woman was assaulted by her partner for an extended period on Thursday and Friday 28-29 May 2020. Following the incident, the victim is believed to have walked from the city to Exhibition Park in Canberra (EPIC) with a car following...
Fears end of free childcare could push families out of care and cost sector jobs
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Jobs and access to early learning will be put in jeopardy when the Federal Government ends its free childcare scheme on 12 July, Australia's peak childcare advisory body has said. Canberra-based Early Childcare Australia (ECA) CEO Sam Page called the government's move "disappointing", saying families and children would be at risk of missing out on childcare because of turbulent and...
UPDATED: ACT records new COVID-19 case
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UPDATED 3 pm:  ACT Health has issued a correction regarding the date of the ACT's last COVID-19 diagnosis. The date should have read May 4. June 7: The ACT has recorded its first new case of COVID-19 since the end of April, ACT Health said today. A man in his 40's who has recently returned from overseas has tested positive...
Gungahlin Magnet attracts new businesses to Gungahlin
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'Gungahlin Magnet' will be the name of the new group of shops at the old Magnet Mart Gungahlin site which has attracted a number of new businesses to Gungahlin. The owners of this site Argus Property Investments wanted to show recognition to Paul Donoghue the founder of Magnet Mart who originally developed this site in Gungahlin many years ago. Argus...
Attractions back open at Gold Creek
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From today 30th May most of the attractions are back open at Gold creek if you are suffering from cabin fever and need to get out of the house. There of course will be some restrictions in place. There is also lots of different cafes and coffee shops to get refreshments. Remember your physical distancing and please be patient if...
Geocon putting profit before lives in Gungahlin tower project, says YMCA
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Property behemoth Geocon has been accused of putting profit before children's lives by refusing to compromise with the YMCA Early Learning Centre next to its proposed 15-storey residential tower in Gungahlin. It's the latest salvo in the row between the YMCA and Geocon over The Establishment, formerly known as Air Towers, proposed for the site bounded by Gundaroo Drive, Gozzard...
Have you seen Richard Lanigan
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ACT Policing is seeking the public’s assistance to locate missing 41-year-old man Richard Lanigan. Richard has not been seen or heard from since approximately 8.00pm last night (Friday 22 May 2020), and was last seen in Nicholls. He is described as being of Caucasian appearance, about 178cm (5’10”) tall, with grey/dark brown hair, brown eyes, and of medium build. He...
Childcare centre takes on Geocon over Gungahlin tower
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A David and Goliath struggle between a YMCA childcare centre and developers has been resurrected by a new development application to amend the previously approved application for a 15-storey residential tower in Gungahlin. The new DA from Geocon and Empire Global for The Establishment, formerly known as Air Towers, on a site bounded by Gundaroo Drive, Gozzard Street and Swain...
Changed traffic arrangements – nightworks on Gundaroo Drive
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The ACT government has advised that there will be nightworks carried out on Gundaroo Drive between Gungahlin Drive and the Nudurr Drive/Candlebark Close roundabout from Tuesday 19 May 2020 for the final stages of road resurfacing in this section. Location and timing of works Road resurfacing commenced as dayworks from Friday 15 May 2020. From Tuesday 19 May 2020, nightworks...
Police seek witnesses and footage to Gungahlin collision
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ACT Policing is seeking dash-cam and CCTV footage of a vehicle involved in a collision in Gungahlin. About 10.10pm yesterday (Sunday 10 May 2020), police attended a single vehicle collision on Mirrabei Drive. Police are seeking any witnesses to the collision or anyone who may have dash-cam footage of the 2000 silver Holden Commodore prior to the collision. Anyone with...
My Gungahlin joins the Region Media stable in our next phase of growth
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My Gungahlin’s founders, Mark and Nicole Scarborough, at Celebrate Gungahlin 2016. Photo: Michelle Kroll. Mark Scarborough’s engagement on the internet with his My Gungahlin site goes back to a time when Yellow Pages were his main competition – in digital terms, back when dinosaurs roamed the earth. My Gungahlin is a fixture in the community, devoted to providing information about...
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