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

Where to vote in Gungahlin

On the 2nd July we head to the polls for the Federal election. Below are the details of where you can vote on election day. All polling booths are open 8am - 6pm. Make sure you take some change for the sausage sizzle! read more

ACT Government budget for Gungahlin

Today the ACT Government handed down the budget for financial year 2016 - 2017 and these are the key notes for Gungahlin. read more

Refilling your water bottle has never been easier with more ‘Water on Tap’

Canberrans will soon have access to more ‘Water on Tap’ in public places, with work commencing to install the first of six new water refill stations.

“Since 2014, the ACT Government has progressively installed 30 ‘Water on Tap’ refill stations in parks and public places across Canberra in an effort to reduce the use of disposable bottles and increase fresh, tap water consumption,” Minister for Transport and Municipal Services Meegan Fitzharris said. read more

Audit of building sites to target unsafe practices

Minister for Workplace Safety and Industrial Relations, Mick Gentleman, and Minister for Transport and Municipal Services, Meegan Fitzharris, today announced that ACT Government inspectors and rangers will undertake a combined compliance audit of residential and commercial building sites across Canberra this week. read more

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