NBN goes live at Gungahlin Library
News
Testing has begun today at the Gungahlin Library on the ACT’s first public connection to the National Broadband Network (NBN), in preparation for the whole of the Gungahlin Town Centre going live in January. Gungahlin residents have eagerly anticipated the arrival of superfast broadband – it’s pleasing that NBNCo has met its pre-Christmas 2012 deadline for this first connection, with...
ACT records 12th fatality after man declared deceased
News
The ACT has recorded its 12th fatality after a man involved in a collision yesterday morning was declared deceased in hospital late this afternoon (Wednesday, December 19). The 35-year-old man was driving a Toyota Camry southbound when it collided with a flatbed truck at the intersection of the Federal Highway and Majura Road yesterday morning (Tuesday, December 18). Anyone who...
Builders warned to protect tools
News
ACT Policing and the Master Builders Association (MBA) of the ACT have joined forces to urge builders to secure their construction sites and tradesmen to secure their tools in the lead up to the holiday period. The warning comes after police identified a group of people from Young in NSW, believed to be responsible for at least 43 thefts from...
Witnesses sought to Ngunnawal incident
News
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an incident in Ngunnawal yesterday evening (Monday, December 17). About 7.15pm a teenage girl was walking past the dentist at the back of the shops on Jabbanunga Avenue when a man called out to her. The man was sitting in a maroon coloured sedan, similar to a Holden Commodore, and invited her to come...
Two men in hospital after collision
News
ACT Policing’s Collision Investigation and Reconstruction Team (CIRT) is investigating a serious collision at the intersection of the Federal Highway and Majura Road in Canberra’s north today (Tuesday, 18 December). Around 11.15am, a 58-year-old man driving west on Majura Road in a flatbed truck collided with a Toyota Camry with one occupant travelling south. Following the collision the truck struck...
Local company to develop Government office block in Gungahlin
News
Canberra-based development company the KDN Group has been chosen as the successful tenderer to build the new ACT Government Office Block in Gungahlin. The office block will be built on the corner of The Valley Avenue and Gungahlin Place in the Gungahlin town centre. The office block will be a great addition for Gungahlin, bringing more people and economic activity...
Witnesses sought to charity bin fire
News
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a charity bin fire which occurred yesterday afternoon (Sunday, December 9). Around 2.20pm Gungahlin police officers saw a large amount of smoke coming from the Salvation Army charity bins located on Ernest Cavanagh Street. ACT Fire and Rescue attended the scene and extinguished the blaze, managing to limit the fire damage to three charity...
Community assistance sought in locating missing woman
News
ACT Policing is seeking community assistance in locating a 37-year-old Gungahlin woman who went missing earlier this afternoon. The woman was last seen at the Harrison Primary School at 1:30pm this afternoon (December 6). The missing woman is described as 175cm (5'9”) tall, of solid build with brown straight hair, fair complexion and hazel coloured eyes. The missing woman is...
Mitchell Trespassers To Be Summonsed
News
ACT Policing will summons two men and two teenagers to court after police located them on the grounds of a Mitchell automotive business early yesterday morning (December 4). Around 4.10am, Gungahlin General Duties officers were called to a Grimwade Street business after a security company’s CCTV showed four people scaling the perimeter fence and entering the premises. Officers conducted a...
Juvenile charged with assault
News
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
News
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
News
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
News
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
News
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
News
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
News
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...
Top