ACT mowing program gets underway

The smell of fresh cut grass will soon start to fill the air around Canberra as the ACT Government commences this year’s spring mowing program.

“Approximately $9 million is allocated to mowing in the 2016-17 ACT Budget, which will see the ACT Government conduct six full passes of the city, with further mowing in some areas,” Fleur Flanery, Director, City Presentation said. read more

Truck fire in Mitchell last night

Just after 10pm last night ACT Fire & Rescue were called to a truck fire at the Mitchell Resource Centre on Flemington Avenue.

Upon attending the scene it was discovered the trailer section of a semi-trailer was well alight. Crews were able to save the prime mover and extinguish the fire. read more

Man to face court on drug charges

A 55-year-old NSW man will face the ACT Magistrates Court this morning (Monday, 29 August) on a drug related offence after a large quantity of cannabis was located at the Mitchell Resource Management Centre. read more

Keeping Canberra moving - more rapid bus routes, buses and drivers to improve public transport across Canberra

The ACT Government has set out a clear timetable for the rollout of Transport Canberra’s future Rapid Bus Network, which will include more rapid services, over 100 new jobs, including 80 drivers, 80 new buses, the design of a new Northside depot, and an investment of over $100 million to give Canberrans a real alternative to driving, alleviate road congestion and ensure our integrated public transport system grows with our city. read more

Tim Dooley takes on a 200km cycle challenge

This October, Tim Dooley is taking part in the Great Cycle Challenge to fight kids cancer by committing to ride 200km in the month. read more

Witnesses sought to act of indecency in Gungahlin

ACT Policing is calling for witnesses to an act of indecency that occurred in Gungahlin yesterday (August 26).

Around 4.20pm a 13-year-old girl was jogging around Yerrabi Ponds, near the skate park in Gungahlin. read more

Gungahlin to City light rail construction works

The ACT Government has partnered with Canbera Metro consortium to build the first stage of the Canberra wide light rail network. It has been announced that work is now underway to build this first stage from Gungahlin to Civic. This includes: read more

Local business to benefit from light rail work opportunities

Local Canberra businesses are set to benefit from the construction of light rail with new work packages worth up to $75 million announced by the Canberra Metro consortium.

The Canberra Business Chamber hosted a forum for local industry to learn more about the opportunities available during construction of the first stage of light rail from Gungahlin to the city. The construction timetable for the light rail project was also released. read more

Taylor construction update

Gungahlin residents may have noticed construction has started on Gungahlin’s newest suburb, Taylor. Located between Casey, Moncrieff and Jacka, the first stage of Taylor will have approximately 842 dwellings with a mix of single residential and multi-unit sites. read more

Power outage last night

Parts of Amaroo, Bonner, Forde and Gungahlin experienced a power outage last night as we posted on Facebook. This post attracted a lot of engagement from people in the affected areas. Due to the large scale of this outage we reached out to ActewAGL to find out what the cause. read more

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