Stay cool in the heat

The ACT Ambulance Service strongly advises the community to take the following sensible precautions with a forecast top temperature of 22 degrees overnight and 39 degrees tomorrow: read more

TOTAL FIRE BAN declared in the ACT 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 Monday 30 January, 2017 to 11:59pm Monday 30 January, 2017.

The Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting a hot day with west to north-westerly winds gusting to 65kmh tomorrow. It is predicted to reach 39 degrees. read more

Road closures around Flemington Road for light rail works

Works to install underground services as part of the Transport Canberra light rail project will result in nightly road closures around Flemington Road, Mitchell from this Monday 30 January 2017 to Friday 17 February 2017.

These works will include water main installation and other civil works and will require temporary road closures and changed traffic arrangements to be put in place. read more

Make sure you’re getting the best value bus travel this year

From Wednesday 25 January 2017, Transport Canberra will be working with the community to ensure passengers are getting the best value out of their bus fares and that those entitled to concession or free travel hold the correct concessional entitlement.

“As part of our ongoing education and enforcement program, Transport Officers will be travelling on buses, talking to people and providing information to make sure passengers are aware of their MyWay options and concession entitlements, and getting the best value when they travel,” said Ian McGlinn, Director Public Transport Operations. read more

Take public transport back to school

Parents of Canberra, rejoice! The holidays end next week and Transport Canberra is ready to get kids back to school on one of their many regular or school services.

“ACT schools resume on Monday 30 January 2017 for new students and Tuesday 31 January for returning students, and Transport Canberra is reminding residents that there are a number of great services to get kids to school and back again,” Director, Public Transport Operations, Ian McGlinn, said. read more

Coles creates 77 new jobs at new supermarket in Amaroo

Amaroo residents have been waiting a very long time for their very own shops and on the 8th of February they will finally have them! The new centre with Coles supermarket and a range of other specialty stores and basement car park is a welcomed development by local residents.

More than 100 local residents have secured a role at Coles’ new Amaroo, supermarket. The new market-style Amaroo supermarket will employ 77 new recruits and 30 existing team members who have transferred from existing Coles stores in the area.  read more

So You Want to Learn a Martial Art

I have some good news for you and some bad news. The good news is, there has never been a better time in history to access the martial arts. The bad news is, with so many choices available it's easy to choose the wrong martial art for you.

At this time of year thousands of people make the decision to start learning a martial art. This is wonderful as the martial arts offer so many positive benefits for people, from improved fitness and self-defence skills, to self-confidence and self-discipline. read more

Casey Community Recreational Irrigated Park - Development Application

A Development Application has been submitted for a Community Recreational Irrigated Park in Casey. You can view the Development Application and submit your responses here: Development Application: 201630799 read more

First Taylor street names announced

The names of the first 21 streets in the new Gungahlin suburb of Taylor recognise the contribution of architects, town planners and urban designers to Australian society.

Click here for a full list of the new Taylor street names and information on the people they commemorate. read more

Witnesses sought to Gungahlin Marketplace assault

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an assault which occurred in the Big W underground carpark, in The Gungahlin Marketplace on Friday, 30 December 2016.

About 5pm, a woman was standing at the parking ticket machine near the bottom of the escalators when she was approached by another female. read more

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