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...
Two to face court on child exploitation charges
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A 50-year-old Wanniassa man and a 66-year-old Franklin man are due to face the ACT Magistrates Court at a later date on child exploitation related offences. The men were arrested last week by members of the ACT Joint Anti Child Exploitation Team (ACT-JACET). Police executed search warrants at each of the men’s residences. The Wanniassa man has been charged with...
All school zones back in force for term two
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ACT Policing is reminding motorists 40km/h school zone speed limits come back into effect for the start of the new school term tomorrow (Tuesday, 28 April 2020). These speed restrictions are in force on weekdays between 8am and 4pm across the ACT, and apply to all school zones. While many ACT school children are participating in online learning as a...
Police seek information and footage for ongoing investigation
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ACT Policing’s Taskforce Nemesis is appealing for witnesses, information, CCTV or dash-cam footage regarding an on-going criminal investigation, suspected to be criminal gang related. About 9.15pm on Saturday, 18 April 2020, police received a report of a vehicle on fire in Karamu Street, Harrison. Police located a black 2018 Ford Ranger Wildtrak with ACT registration plates set alight and extensively...
Police say enough is enough on speeding
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ACT Policing is reminding the community on the dangers of speeding following an alarming number of high range speeding incidents in recent weeks. On Friday, 17 April 2020, police detected a 33-year-old Gilmore woman driving at 152km/h in an 80km/h zone on Horse Park Drive. She was issued an infringement for exceeding the speed limit by more than 45km/h ($1841...
Police seek to identify alleged offender in light rail incident
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ACT Policing is seeking to identify a man involved in an alleged assault that took place on a light rail vehicle on Thursday, 26 March 2020. About 3.30pm, it is alleged the assault took place on board the Gunghalin-bound light rail vehicle. The man exited the vehicle at the Dickson stop. Police are now releasing CCTV footage of the man...
Light rail toasts 1 year of success
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Light rail toasts 1 year of success "Our city has been forever changed by frequent, reliable and comfortable mass transit in light rail," said Minister for Transport Chris Steel. "Light rail has changed the way people view and use public transport with very high satisfaction levels and more people than ever using public transport in Canberra. "Obviously COVID-19 has had...
Public information helps police locate Gungahlin grow house
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ACT Policing yesterday (Saturday 18 April 2020) seized 93 cannabis plants during a search warrant at a Gungahlin house. On entering the house, police saw five rooms had been converted for the sole purpose of hydroponically cultivating cannabis. Suspicious behaviour at the location had been reported to Crime Stoppers on Friday (17 April 2020) by a member of the public....
Demand for a new Gungahlin Police Station
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Troy Roberts from the Australian Federal Police Association (AFPA) spoke at the 8th April 2020 Gungahlin Community Council meeting about the need for an expanded Gungahlin police station. At this meeting Troy said "We have serious concerns about the Police infrastructure out there, we don't believe it is fit for purpose for the Gungahlin community." Mr Roberts advised that the...
Cinema Development Application Round Two Approved
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A second Development Application (DA) for the proposed cinema was released in December 2019, 3 years after the first one was released in November 2016. Planning and Land authority conditionally approved the $15 million dollar development on the 7th April, five years after contracts were originally exchanged on this block of land. The development must commence within two years of...
Police apprehend prolific recidivist shoplifter
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ACT Policing’s Crime Disruption Team has arrested a 31-year-old Farrer woman for eight shoplifting incidents where she allegedly stole goods totaling more than $38,000. The woman is due to face the ACT Magistrates Court today (Thursday, 9 April 2020). On Monday, 16 December 2019, police executed a search warrant on a Calwell residence for a matter unrelated to the woman....
Man to face court on driving and assault charges
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A 20-year-old man is expected to face the ACT Magistrates Court today (Saturday 4 April 2020) on driving and assault charges. About 8.30am yesterday (Friday 3 April 2020), police were near the intersection of Barton Highway and Victoria Street in Hall when they observed a vehicle that had been involved in a NSW Police Force matter earlier in the day....
Woman charged with drug trafficking and other offences
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A 33-year-old woman from the suburb of Ngunnawal has been charged with drug trafficking and other offences following a police operation overnight. The woman was involved in a traffic collision in Fraser on 29 February 2020 where a large amount of cash and methylamphetamine were discovered in a bag in her possession. Investigations into the activities of the woman continued...
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....
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