Local photographer, Sam Nerrie takes out awards


Local photographer, Sam Nerrie recently received awards for photographs she had captured at Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary.  read more

Waste collection in Gungahlin


We have been inundated with messages in regards to waste collection in Gungahlin due to some confusing messaging from the ACT Government on recent changes in Gungahlin. These changes only affected the suburb of Gungahlin NOT the whole Gungahlin region. The roadside signs placed on major arterial roads did make this confusing. read more

To Trick or Treat or Not Halloween 2017


This post is in regards to Halloween which is coming up on Tuesday 31st October. Please read on no matter your view on Halloween for some ideas on how to deal with Halloween. read more

Register for the Garage Sale Trail. One person’s trash is another’s treasure


Canberrans are encouraged to register for the annual Garage Sale Trail to reuse household items that might otherwise end up in landfill.

“For sellers it's a free, fun and social way to de-clutter, find a new home for your pre-loved items, meet local people and make some pocket money,” ACT NOWaste Senior Manager, Business Strategy and Support, Petra Crowe said. “The event will be held on the weekend of 21 October and 22 October, 2017. read more

Gungahlin Jets 2018 Junior Committee - Call for Nominations


It is that time of the year where the Gungahlin Jets dissolve the 2017 Junior Committee and form the 2018 Junior Committee.

The focus of the Junior Committee is to provide the kids of Gungahlin and surrounds a safe and enjoyable football experience where the players can continue to develop the skills required to succeed in our great sport. This is your chance to get involved, have a say in the way the Junior part of the club is run, assist in decision making and all that is required behind the scenes. read more

Too busy to be bushfire prepared?


October marks the beginning of the 2017 bushfire season, so today Canberrans are being urged to prepare their properties and have a bush fire plan in case of emergencies.

ActewAGL Branch Manager Asset and Network Performance Leylann Hinch said as the ACT Emergency Services Authority (ESA) has announced this year poses a higher than normal bushfire risk, we are reminding Canberrans to begin their bushfire preparations. read more

New October bus timetable and free Green and Black Rapid travel has commenced


Canberrans are reminded that Transport Canberra’s new bus timetable has commenced this weekend, with the introduction of two new weekday Rapid bus services, improved service times across the network and better connections to meet the needs of our growing city.

“This timetable is the first of a series of improvements being made as we work towards the introduction of light rail, and an integrated public transport system in late 2018,” said David Matthews, Executive Director, Public Transport Operations. read more

Mitchell Traders: "Build a Light Rail stop in Mitchell now


The Mitchell Traders Association (MTA) seeks your support in lobbying the government to reinstate the proposed light rail stop in Mitchell. We would like the stop to be included into Light Rail Stage 1 - Gungahlin to Civic.

The Mitchell Traders Association has 250 members. The business owners that are part of this collective are made up of various trades that includes building and construction, adult services, automotive, food, manufacturing, transport and distribution, retail, wholesale, personal services, utilities and electro-technology, communication, information technology, marketing, furnishing, light manufacturing, textile, clothing and recreation. read more

Counterfeit currency in circulation in Canberra


ACT Policing is urging the community to be on the lookout for counterfeit notes.

In the last month police have received several reports of counterfeit notes being used in the ACT. read more

Vulnerable road users the focus for road safety in October


This month ACT Policing and the Justice and Community Safety Directorate joint road safety campaign will focus on awareness of vulnerable road users.

Children, pedestrians, motorcyclists and cyclists are vulnerable road users as they do not have the same protection as a car during a collision, which makes them more vulnerable. read more

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