Crime statistics released for third quarter 2012 released by ACT Policing
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Overall, the ACT has experienced a 16.7 per cent decrease in the total number of offences reported to police when compared with the same quarter in 2011. Acting Chief Police Officer for the ACT David McLean said that the overall decline in the crime statistics was pleasing, but there were some suburbs that experienced an increase. “Burglaries across the Territory...
Witness sought to Franklin burglary
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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a burglary that occurred in Franklin last weekend where $100,000 worth of jewellery and watches was stolen. The burglary at a house in Ellinor Walker Street, Franklin, is believed to have taken place between 8.00pm on Friday, September 21 and 7pm on Sunday, September 23. The offender(s) stole a number of items including a...
Harley Davidson’s Thunder Into Gungahlin
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The 22nd National Harley Owners Group Rally comes to Canberra in October from Friday the 19th to Sunday the 21st. The Rally will see hundreds of Harley owners descend into Canberra for their annual get together to celebrate all things Harley. They will be based at Thoroughbred Park where Australian singer and songwriter Richard Clapton will open the event with...
ACT Election 2012
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On the 20th October 2012 Canberran's will head to the polls for the ACT Government election. Gungahlin is divided into two electorates, Ginninderra and Molonglo. Nicholls, Crace and Palmerston are in Ginninderra and the remainder of Gungahlin is in Molonglo. Polling Places Pre-polling: Gungahlin Library, access off Hibberson Street, Gungahlin. Saturday 13th October, 9am-5pm Sunday 14th October, Closed Monday 15th...
Liberals To Duplicate Horse Park Drive
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We recently posted an article about Slip lanes required on Horse Park Drive. We received a response from Roads ACT advising these slip lanes were in the design phase. Now the Liberals are committing to take this one step further and duplicate Horse Park Drive. One question that needs answering does this include completing the missing link? ACT Opposition Leader...
Construction Contract For $288 Million Majura Parkway
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With the awarding on Thursday of the construction contract to Fulton Hogan, work on the $288 million Majura Parkway project will soon commence. Tenders for the construction of Majura Parkway were called on 26 May 2012 and closed 31 July 2012. "I'm pleased to announce Fulton Hogan as the successful company to undertake the construction of the Majura Parkway," Federal...
More ACT families benefiting from childcare investment
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One issue that comes up quite frequently with us is the shortage of affordable childcare in Gungahlin. We have heard of a few more child care centres planned, including one to be attached to the ACT Governments new building to be built in the Town Centre. With the ACT Election fast approaching make sure you let the candidates know if...
Lights! Camera! Action! Cinema for Gungahlin. Labor promises!
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At the end of last month we posted an article about a push for a cinema in Gungahlin 'Lights! Camera! Action! Cinema for Gungahlin'. It now appears politicians have been listening. In the lead up to the ACT Election MLA Andrew Barr has released the following statement: The ACT Labor Government is delivering a new cinema for the people of...
No Hospital For Gungahlin
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As expected Canberra's 3rd hospital will not be built in Gungahlin, even more reason for the new Community Health Centre to have a walk-in clinic. ACT Chief Minister and Minister for Health Katy Gallagher today announced a new hospital will be built at the University of Canberra. The Chief Minister and University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor Professor Stephen Parker signed a...
Police seek to identify teenagers after Forde grass fire
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ACT Policing is seeking to identify two youths who may be able to provide information relating to a deliberately lit grass fire near Justice Kelly St in Forde around 1.30pm yesterday (Saturday, September 8). A quick-thinking local resident saw the smoke and used a garden hose to bring the fire under control, with ACT Fire and Rescue arriving a short...
Ngunnawal man arrested after police pursuit
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ACT Policing has arrested a 24-year-old Ngunnawal man after a vehicle pursuit overnight in the Canberra’s North. Around 5.45am Friday, September 7, police were conducting patrols in the city area when they saw a green Daewoo Espero pull into a nearby car park. Police attempted to stop the vehicle, but after the vehicle failed to stop, a pursuit commenced. The...
Response from Roads ACT on slip lanes and roadworks signage
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I have received responses from Tony Gill from Roads ACT in regards to the two issues raised in previous posts Slip lanes required on Horsepark Drive and Clarrie Hermes Drive extension roadworks. Mr Gill has confirmed that funds have been allocated this financial year to undertake the forward design of intersection improvements at both intersections, Mapelton Avenue with Horsepark Drive...
Clarrie Hermes Drive Extension Roadworks
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It has been quite some time since the road works for the Clarrie Hermes Drive extension has been completed yet the surrounding roads still have road works signage displayed. At least the reduced speed signs have now been covered up. For a period of time these were still displayed after the road works had been completed. I am sending an...
Gungahlin’s new $18m Community Health Centre opens its doors
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ACT Chief Minister and Minister for Health, Katy Gallagher MLA, on Sunday joined Canberrans at an open day for the new Gungahlin Community Health Centre ahead of the new centre opening its doors to its first clients on Monday 3 September 2012. The new $18 million health centre will offer: community nursing ambulatory clinics; allied health services including physiotherapy and...
Smoke alarm saves life at Ngunnawal
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ACT Fire & Rescue has issued a reminder today about the importance of having working smoke alarms after a fire in Ngunnawal. Fire crews responded to an emergency triple zero (000) just after 2 o’clock this morning in Carina Street. Fire-fighters arrived to find fire in a bedroom of the property and a smoke alarm sounding off. The sole occupant,...
Cyclist dies after incident on Gungahlin Drive
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A 27-year-old Yass man has died at Calvary Hospital after falling off his bike on Gungahlin Drive this morning (Tuesday, August 14). At 6.25am, ACT Policing received reports from ACT Ambulance Service that a cyclist was injured on Gungahlin Drive. The man was taken to the Calvary Hospital where he died. It is being reported that the cyclist was 27...
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