Mobile speed cameras now active in more school zones

A total of 43 school zone sites will now allow mobile speed cameras in an attempt to reduce speeding and improve road safety around schools, Minister for Road Safety Shane Rattenbury said. Gold Creek School is the only school in Gungahlin where a mobile speed camera can be used.

“Last year the ACT Government announced it would expand the number of locations where mobile speed vans could be located, including allowing them in school zones for the first time,” said Mr Rattenbury. read more

Astronaut lands in Gungahlin College to fire up about STEM

Gungahlin College students had the opportunity of a lifetime today to talk space shuttles, aeronautical engineering and space science with a former NASA astronaut visiting from the USA.

Professor Greg Chamitoff, a Professor of Practice in Aerospace Engineering and Director of the Aerospace Technology Research and Operations Center, visited Gungahlin College as part of an official two day tour of Canberra to talk about aerospace and careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). read more

Catch a free bus to the Brumbies and avoid traffic hassles

Free buses will help Canberrans attending Friday night’s Super Rugby finals match between the AQUIS Brumbies and the Highlanders at GIO Stadium avoid the hassles of traffic and parking at the ground.

“Free chartered buses will depart regularly from 4pm at major bus stations, with the last bus departing Belconnen bus station at 5.15pm,” Minister for Transport and City Services Meegan Fitzharris said. read more

Car accident Hinder Street and Hibberson Street

A well known black spot in Gungahlin Town Centre has again today been the scene of yet another serious car accident. A about 4:41pm emergency services were alerted to the accident to which ACT Fire & Rescue and ACT Ambulance Services attended. read more

Parking and path upgrades in Gungahlin Town Centre

A new temporary car park at the heart of Gungahlin Town Centre will help ease parking pressures as major development projects get underway in the area, Minister for Transport and City Services Meegan Fitzharris said today.

“The new temporary car park on the corner of Anthony Rolfe Avenue and Hinder Street will provide an additional 181 parking spaces in a growing part of our city,” Minister Fitzharris said. read more

The Slip Lane Love. Loss. Gungahlin

Canberra’s newest suburbs are the setting for a supernatural new play, The Slip Lane, by Canberra’s contemporary theatre company, Aspen Island Theatre Company.

The Slip Lane is a funny relationship drama and satire that offers a critique of modern Australia looked at through the prism of Gungahlin. read more

Have your say on smoke free ACT public playgrounds

Canberrans are encouraged to have their say on whether playgrounds in the ACT should be declared smoke-free – the first areas to be declared under new legislation passed by the Legislative Assembly in March to help keep our community healthy.

Assistant Health Minister Meegan Fitzharris has released a discussion paper and opened a four-week community consultation to seek feedback on restricting smoking in public playgrounds and play spaces frequently used by children and families. read more

Palmerston author travels to the Gold Coast to launch latest book

Children are cheering for Canberra author Leanne Shea Langdown and her little friend Cheer Chick Charlie.

The Cheer Chick Charlie novels are a fan favourite for primary aged children and with Book 8 released on the weekend, there was much excitement surrounding the book release party. read more

First sod turned on stage one of city wide light rail network

Today the ACT Government marked the start of stage one of the city wide light rail network for Canberra.

Construction of the first phase of the project is underway, creating thousands of jobs throughout the life span of the project. read more

G-Tree Cafe review by Karen Really Likes Food

G-tree cafe has been an ongoing presence in Gungahlin for a number of years and has built a devoted following. Not only do they offer great food and coffee but they are in a prime location, positioned within the shopping centre. Even better, the indoor playground is located just outside and they will deliver coffee to it while you wrangle your children. Major selling point! Indoor and outdoor seating is also available if you wish to escape the children. read more

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