Group programs begin for 2017 at Child and Family Centres


The Child and Family Centres are the cornerstone of early intervention and prevention services, providing universal and targeted parenting support programs.

The Child and Family Centres are the cornerstone of early intervention and prevention services, providing universal and targeted parenting support programs.

Group programs include Learn, Giggle and Grow for parents and children up to five years; Cool Little Kids which provides strategies for parents to help young children with anxiety; the Atfaal Family Playgroup at Gungahlin for Muslim families; and the South Sudanese Group at West Belconnen. read more

Fewer shopping trolleys to be abandoned with new systems now in place


Residents should see fewer shopping trolleys abandoned on nature strips, in parks and by the roadside after new systems were put in place this week to ensure retailers that provide trolleys have containment systems in place.

“Over recent months, Transport Canberra and City Services has been working closely with major retail providers to ensure they comply with shopping trolley management and the regulatory requirements of the Litter Act 2004,” Minister for Transport and City Services Meegan Fitzharris said. read more

TOTAL FIRE BAN in the ACT tomorrow with SEVERE fire danger rating forecast


ACT Emergency Services Agency Commissioner Dominic Lane has declared a Total Fire Ban for the whole of the ACT under Section 114 of the Emergencies Act 2004 from:

12:00am Friday 17 February, 2017 to 11:59pm Friday 17 February, 2017. read more

Fun and fitness for Moncrieff community


Construction has now started on a fantastic new community recreation park in Moncrieff for the residents of north Gungahlin.

With a variety of facilities and equipment to cater for a range of uses the new Moncrieff Community Recreation Park, at the corner of O’Keefe Avenue and Gussey Street, will be a destination for both fun and fitness. read more

Come play Women's Rugby with Gungahlin Eagles


Ever wanted to represent your city? How about your country!!? How about the Olympics!?

Women's rugby can provide you the pathway to success. Making great friends along the way. read more

Road opening creates better access to Gungahlin Town Centre


The ring road system on the eastern side of the Gungahlin Town Centre will soon be complete with the opening on Monday (13 February) of the Manning Clark Crescent extension.

The extension from Flemington Road to Anthony Rolfe Avenue creates better access to, and around, the town centre. read more

Stay safe in hot conditions


As the ACT nears the hottest period on a Total Fire Ban day, Canberrans are reminded to keep safe and avoid spending time outdoors.

It is important to stay hydrated and avoid strenuous activity, and if you must be in the sun protect yourself with sunscreen, loose clothing and a hat. Please also pay special attention to the elderly and young children. read more

Police target speeding in February


Speeding motorists are in the sights of ACT Policing this month after more than 3800 drivers were caught during 2016.

Gungahlin Drive, Majura Parkway, Monaro Highway, William Hovell Drive and Belconnen Way were the top five locations where speeding motorists were detected. read more

Total Fire Ban extended in the ACT to now include Sunday


ACT Emergency Services Agency Commissioner Dominic Lane has declared the Total Fire Ban for the whole of the ACT under Section 114 of the Emergencies Act 2004 will continue to:

11:59pm Sunday 12 February, 2017.

The Total Fire Ban has been declared in line with a statewide Total Fire Ban in New South Wales. read more

Load shedding avoided thanks to Canberra community rallying to reduce electricity


ActewAGL has confirmed that it will not be required to conduct rolling blackouts across Canberra tonight after households, businesses as well as ACT and Federal government agencies rallied to help reduce the ACT’s demand.

ActewAGL General Manager Energy Networks Stephen Devlin has thanked the community for the overwhelming response to the supply emergency. read more

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