Man suffers burns in house fire at Nicholls


A man has sustained superficial burns after trying to extinguish a fire in Nicholls.

ACT Fire & Rescue was alerted to the incident in Platypus Place at 11:24am. read more

Gungahlin Residents Helping Hand Sees McHappy Day Break Fundraising Record


Gungahlin District residents have collectively raised $16,723 as part of this year’s McHappy Day which raised a total of $3.95 million across the country and became the most successful day in Ronald McDonald House Charities’ 25-year history.

Funds raised from the day will be used across the range of Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) programs including Ronald McDonald House, Ronald McDonald Family Rooms and the Ronald McDonald Learning Program, which go towards helping seriously ill children and their families. read more

Traffic lights operational at the Barton Highway intersection


Construction will continue in the new year at the Barton Highway intersection following the traffic lights being switched on this week.

The third lane on the Barton Highway southbound approach over the bridge will be completed in early January 2017 and the William Slim Drive approach will be completed in February 2017. Some delays on these approaches are expected until these works are complete.  read more

Waste Management over Christmas and New Years


There are no changes to household bin collections over the Christmas and New Year holidays for 2016-17. Scheduled collections will occur on Boxing Day 26th December 2016.

On Sunday 25th December all waste facilities will be closed, including all business operating within the Mitchell Management Centre. read more

Gungahlin Library over holiday period


Gungahlin library will close at 2pm on Saturday 24th December 2016 and will return to normal opening hours on Tuesday 3rd January 2017. The following revised operating hours will be in place during this period: read more

Special Christmas holiday bus timetable for the festive season


A message from Transport Canberra. Buses will run a revised bus timetable over the Christmas and New Year period, starting from Monday 19 December 2016 until Friday 6 January 2017 inclusive.

The Christmas holiday timetable will run over three weeks to reflect decreased passenger demand during the festive season. A Saturday timetable will be in place for both Christmas Eve, and New Year’s Eve. read more

ACT Government to conduct feasibility study for construction of indoor sports centre


The ACT Indoor Sport Facility Report as commissioned by the ACT Government in 2015 acknowledged that as population growth continues in Gungahlin there will be an increased demand for additional sport facilities.  read more

Signalised Barton Highway roundabout now operational


Traffic lights at the Barton Highway/Gundaroo Drive/William Slim Drive roundabout are now operational, helping to tackle congestion and improve safety at the busy intersection.

Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said the introduction of signals on the roundabout would assist the traffic flow in peak hour.  read more

Decorate safely this festive season


It’s the most wonderful time of the year! And as you dust off the decorations and Christmas lights to brighten your home, it’s important to take some precautions to help your family celebrate safely this festive season.

ActewAGL Branch Manager Works Delivery Clinton McAlister said it’s really important to make sure a year in storage hasn’t led to cords fraying. read more

Andrew to take on the Spine Tingling Ride in 2017


In the new year Gungahlin local, Andrew is taking the Spine Tingling Ride from Canberra to Humpty Doo, a 5,450 mountain bike ride. Read on to find out why and how you can help.

In early 2010 local Gungahlin family, the Kerec’s world was shaken when the patriarch of the family was involved in a freak bike accident. Ludvig Kerec was riding his bicycle on a Sunday afternoon as part of his final ‘wind down’ preparation for the Port Macquarie Ironman Triathlon event that he was to undertake with his son Malcolm on the following weekend. read more

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