Dramatic Productions Sweeney Todd receives award nominiations

Earlier this year local theatre company Dramatic Productions held a production of Sweeney Tood, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street - A Musical Thriller at Gungahlin College. This was the third production in as many years held in Gungahlin by Dramatic Productions. Earlier productions were Into The Woods and Catch Me If You Can - The Musical.  read more

Flemington Road and Federal Highway intersection works

Transport Canberra and City Services (TCCS) is asking motorists to follow the carefully marked detours and allow additional travel time when leaving, or returning to Canberra via the Federal Highway while work on stage one of the light rail project ramps up over the quiet January period.

Important works at the Flemington Road and Federal Highway intersection will require the temporary closure of the intersection for all northbound traffic from 9 January to 25 January 2018. The works will be conducted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week during this period. read more

‘Tis the season to recycle more and waste less

The ACT Government is reminding Canberrans to be environmentally sustainable this festive season and look for opportunities to reduce waste, reuse and recycle where possible.

“During the festive period Canberrans can generate up to 10 per cent or more rubbish and recycling than any other time of the year,” said ACT NoWaste Team Leader, Robbie Ladbrook. read more

Double demerits over the festive season

ACT Policing is reminding motorists that double demerits will be in place this festive season from the first instance of Friday 22 December 2017 to the last instance of Monday 1 January 2018.

All speed and seatbelt offences, the use of a mobile phone while driving, driving with a passenger in or on part of the vehicle not designed for carriage of passengers or goods, and riding a motorbike without a helmet will incur double demerit points. All other offences will incur one extra demerit point. read more

Let the countdown to NYE begin, set times are here!

With less than two weeks until Canberra counts down to 2018, NYE in the City and Bass in the Place have rolled out the playing times for the two free concerts.

NYE in the City will see Exposure soundtrack the final moments of 2017 along with the midnight fireworks launched from City Hill, following headliners Art vs. Science’s dynamic live show at 10:30pm.  read more

Make home security a priority this summer

ACT Policing and CrimeStoppers are reminding the community to think about their home security ahead of the summer season.

Burglaries are often opportunistic crimes, with most intruders looking for, and often finding houses left open or unlocked. This allows them to get what they can and make a quick getaway. read more

Recycle unwanted mattresses this holiday season

The ACT Government is urging Canberrans to be responsible and recycle their unwanted mattresses this holiday season and not to illegally dump them.

“Illegal dumping costs the community a significant amount of taxpayers’ funds. Cleaning up illegal dumping places a burden on the ACT Government and costs time and money as staff need to be diverted from their regular duties to investigate and deal with the issue. While most people do the right thing and dispose of their unwanted goods responsibly, there are members of the community who do illegally dump and we want to send a clear message that this is unacceptable behaviour,” said Manager of Place Management at Transport Canberra and City Services, Jane Carder. read more

Before you hit the road...cover your load

Transport Canberra and City Services (TCCS) and Access Canberra are reminding motorists to cover their load when towing trailers or driving vehicles to help eliminate litter and items blowing or falling off onto roadways, reserves and bushland.

“Under the Litter Act 2004, littering of any kind is illegal in the ACT. This includes travelling with an uncovered load in a car, trailer, truck or ute, even if it does not result in littering,” Director of City Presentation Stephen Alegria said. read more

Don’t forgot to decorate safely this festive season

As we approach a wonderful time of the year, with many dusting off decorations and Christmas lights to brighten their home, it’s important to take steps to stay safe as you celebrate this festive season.

The highest priority should be to check cords on any lights and decorations to make sure they have not frayed or been damaged during storage. read more

Upcoming temporary road closures on Francis Forde Boulevard

Francis Forde Boulevard will be closed between Horse Park Drive and Neil Harris Crescent over the coming weeks as the duplication of Horse Park Drive between Gundaroo Drive and Mulligans Flat Road progresses towards completion. read more

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