New general waste and recycling collection arrangement for Gungahlin (suburb)

To allow Transport Canberra and City Services to continue to provide the best possible general waste and recycling collection service, changes are being made to the collection schedule for the suburb of Gungahlin.

Commencing Monday 2 October Gungahlin (suburb) will see changes to their general waste and recycling collection schedule. read more

Easter Bunny closes ACT Libraries

All Libraries ACT branches, including the ACT Heritage Library, will closed over the Easter period from Good Friday, 14 April to Easter Monday, 17 April, 2017 inclusive.

All return chutes will also be closed during this period for safety and security reasons. No items will fall due for return during the Easter closure. Library members can check due dates, make renewals online via My Account on (log in using your membership number and PIN). read more

Library branches closed Wednesday for annual planning day

Libraries ACT’s branches including the Heritage Library will be closed on Wednesday 22 March 2017 for the annual planning day to enable all library employees to meet and continue to provide good services to the ACT community.

“The annual planning day closure will affect the Heritage Library and the Access Canberra driver license service located at Civic Library. Regular programs like story time and Giggle & Wiggle will also not be held,” Vanessa Little, Director, Libraries ACT said. read more

A renewed vision for the Gungahlin Town Centre

The ACT Government is asking the community to help refresh the planning framework for the Gungahlin town centre, Minister for Planning and Land Management, Mick Gentleman, announced today.

“The Gungahlin town centre is a thriving place, attracting new residents, business and investment at a great rate, and will soon see the arrival of light rail. The Government is keen for community feedback on how urban planning can help the centre continue to prosper and grow,” Minister Gentleman said. read more

Have your say on smoke-free public transport waiting areas

Canberrans are encouraged to have their say on whether public transport waiting areas, including bus interchanges, bus stops, future light rail stops and taxi ranks across the ACT, should be made smoke-free.

Minister for Health Meegan Fitzharris said Canberrans are encouraged to have their say on the proposal that would restrict smoking within five metres of public transport waiting areas.  read more

Canberrans urged to reduce electricity use tomorrow

Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability Shane Rattenbury is strongly encouraging electricity consumers to help take some strain off our electricity supply during tomorrow’s hot weather conditions.  read more

Waste Management over Christmas and New Years

There are no changes to household bin collections over the Christmas and New Year holidays for 2016-17. Scheduled collections will occur on Boxing Day 26th December 2016.

On Sunday 25th December all waste facilities will be closed, including all business operating within the Mitchell Management Centre. read more

Gungahlin Library over holiday period

Gungahlin library will close at 2pm on Saturday 24th December 2016 and will return to normal opening hours on Tuesday 3rd January 2017. The following revised operating hours will be in place during this period: read more

Call for volunteers in new graffiti buster initiative

Community groups and individuals can now be involved in a new scheme designed to tackle the ongoing problem of illegal graffiti across Canberra, Minister for Transport and City Services Meegan Fitzharris announced this week.

“I am pleased to announce a new graffiti buster volunteer program, which is designed to give Canberrans the opportunity to help remove illegal graffiti from private assets,” Minister Fitzharris said. read more

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

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