School is back and so are the 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 (February 4). Acting Traffic Operations Superintendent Rod Anderson said the restrictions are in place between 8am and 4pm and warns motorists there will be tough penalties for those who choose to ignore them. The 40km/h...
Grant gives fish new habitats in Yerrabi Pond
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Fish in Yerrabi Pond will have some additional hide outs with the installation of 50 artificial habitats in the popular Canberra pond, Aquatic Ecologist, Matthew Beitzel from the Environment and Sustainable Development Directorate, said today. "This project was made possible with an ACT Environment Grant of $23,500 to the Capital Region Fishing Alliance, which is installing these valuable habitats, commonly...
Gungahlin connects to the NBN
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Superfast broadband connects ACT kids to the future of learning in link-up with Japan The National Broadband Network has been formally switched on in the nation's capital. NBN fibre now covers more than 4,000 homes and businesses in Gungahlin and Harrison in Canberra's northern suburbs. Construction has also commenced or is complete for around 20,000 premises in the ACT, in...
Bushfire arson threat concerns Emergency Services
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ACT Policing, ACT Fire & Rescue and ACT Rural Fire Service have joined forces to warn the community about the danger of deliberately lighting fires this summer, following a suspicious grass fire in Gungahlin this week. On Monday (January 21), ACT Fire & Rescue extinguished a fire near the Uniting Church on The Valley Avenue in Gungahlin. The fire was...
Man arrested after shotgun seized
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ACT Policing members overnight arrested a 25-year-old Bonner man in relation to firearm and drug offences. Detectives investigating an incident in Kambah last month where a shotgun was allegedly discharged at a stationary motor vehicle, executed a search warrant at an address in Bonner yesterday morning (Thursday, January 17), seizing a shotgun and ammunition, drugs and a large quantity of...
Car fire extinguished at Bonner
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ACT Fire & Rescue and the ACT Rural Fire Service have extinguished a car fire in grass land, near Ida West Street, Bonner. An area of approximately 10 metres x 10 metres of grass around the vehicle caught alight and has also been extinguished. No property was under threat. ACT Policing will investigate. Courtesy of ESA. Photos by My Gungahlin
Multiple vehicles damaged in Gungahlin
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ACT Policing is calling for witnesses to multiple reports of property damage to vehicles in Gungahlin on Saturday afternoon (January 12). ACT Policing responded to reports of property damage around the Doris Turner Street Forde area at 7.35pm. During the incident a member of the public apprehended a 21-year-old male and female who were subsequently handed over to police. Damage...
Summernats Unveils Official Guinness World Record Burnout Video
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On the 4th of January, 2013 at Summernats 26 in Canberra, Australia, the Guinness World Record was broken for the most amount of cars in a simultaneous burnout. Summernats today have unveiled the official video from the world record attempt, with never before seen footage right up close to the action. 69 cars took part, creating a staggering blanket of...
Fast & Furious Franklin Driver
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A 20-year-old Franklin man has been charged with assault after he allegedly jammed a police officer’s fingers in his car window and drove over the officer’s foot following a traffic stop in Dickson late last night (Saturday, July 21). The man had been stopped by ACT Policing around 11.50pm on Northbourne Avenue after his Toyota Camry had been detected speeding...
Forde man to be summonsed for fraudulent transactions
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ACT Policing will summons a 52-year-old Forde man in relation to a series of alleged fraudulent transactions over a 40-month period. Police believe the total value of the unauthorised financial transactions is in excess of $987,000, with the thefts occurring between November 2008 and February 2012. Police began investigating a $17,000 theft from a corporate account, but further enquiries revealed...
Majura Parkway preliminary works underway
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Roads ACT Director, Tony Gill, today reminded Canberrans that preliminary work has begun on the Majura Parkway ahead of major construction which will commence in the coming weeks. "Preliminary work, such as establishing access for construction vehicles to the future road alignment, is now underway in preparation for major work to begin in February 2013," Mr Gill said. "To facilitate...
Fire extinguished in unit at Franklin
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ACT Fire & Rescue has extinguished a fire in a unit on Flemington Road, Franklin after receiving numerous Emergency Triple Zero (000) calls from 10:22 am. The fire was contained to a one bedroom unit on the ground floor of the three storey building. The ground floor unit sustained significant damage with minimal damage to surrounding units. No-one home at...
Gungahlin gains an extra 120 childcare places
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Two new childcare centres will commence operations next week, delivering an extra 208 childcare places for Canberra families, ACT Minister for Education and Training Joy Burch said today. The new childcare centres opening at the Franklin Early Childhood School (120 places) and at Barton (88 places) will give Canberra families more childcare options for their children,” Ms Burch said. In...
Gungahlin Heat Wave January 2013
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Gungahlin Weather are forecasting some hot days for Gungahlin Friday, 4th January they are forecasting a maximum of 36 degrees. As I write this at 9:30am on the 4th it is already 25 degrees up from a low of 13 degrees. The average maximum for January as reported by Gungahlin Weather is 29.1 degrees. For Saturday, 5th January Gungahlin Weather...
Gas line rupture at Amaroo
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ACT Fire & Rescue are currently on scene at Burdekin Ave and Geehi Place, Amaroo attending to a gas leak. A 70mm gas line has been ruptured by contractors and ACT Fire & Rescue crews are on scene to ensure safety. 12 houses have been evacuated as a precaution whilst maintenance crews repair the gas rupture. One fire pumper, the...
Drugs and vehicle seized after Amaroo search warrant
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ACT Policing Criminal Investigation detectives have seized approximately half a kilo of cannabis following the execution of a search warrant on an Amaroo address yesterday (19 December). During the warrant, detectives also seized a vehicle, clothing and a mobile phone. The cannabis seized has a potential street value of $6,250. Following the search warrant, a 25 year-old man was arrested...
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