Juvenile charged with assault
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A 17-year-old male will face court this morning (Monday, December 3) after allegedly assaulting three people on Saturday night (December 1). Around 8:30pm an off-duty police officer drove past the Gungahlin McDonalds restaurant and witnessed a young man pulling a pizza delivery driver out of his vehicle and allegedly punching him. The officer stopped his vehicle and separated the two...
$300 000 cannabis seizure in Forde
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ACT Policing has seized 90 cannabis plants and hydroponic equipment from a house in Proud Street, Forde this morning (November 30). About 7am, Criminal Investigation detectives executed the Drugs of Dependence Act 1989 search warrant at the house. During the search of the house police located multiple hydroponic setups scattered throughout the rooms. Detective Sergeant Shane Scott said this is...
Gungahlin Marketplace Stage 2 – 7 Years Old
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This week the Gungahlin Marketplace Stage 2 had it's 7th anniversary. On October 31st in 2005 the then Chief Minister Jon Stanhope opened the 17,000 square metre expansion to the Gungahlin Marketplace. This opening brought Big W and a large number of extra retailers and food outlets to Gungahlin. I can remember quite clearly quite awhile ago visiting Gungahlin and...
Gundaroo Drive Duplication: Focus Group Participants Wanted
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Gungahlin residents and other interested stakeholders are invited to participate in a focus group session to discuss the duplication of Gundaroo Drive. "Carrying up to 12,500 vehicles a day, Gundaroo Drive provides an important link for Canberrans travelling from Horse Park Drive through to William Slim Drive in Belconnen," Tony Gill, Director, Roads ACT, said today. "As the population continues...
Man arrested at construction site in Harrison
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A 39-year-old man, of no fixed abode, will face the ACT Magistrates Court this morning after being arrested while attempting to steal from a construction site in Harrison. Around 4am yesterday (Sunday, October 28), CCTV cameras detected the man entering the secure construction site on Flemington Road, and a security guard was dispatched to the site. On arrival, the security...
Emergency services warn: dangers of flooded waterways and drains
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ACT Policing and the ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) have issued a warning to the community to stay clear of drains and fast-moving waterways following two incidents this month. On Friday October 12, three girls were swept into Yerrabi Pond after losing their footing while attempting to cross a spillway, which had submerged due to heavy rainfall. One of the...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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