Community Noticeboard

The ACT election will be held on 15 October 2016, and Caretaker operating arrangements apply from midnight on Thursday 8 September 2016 to the first sitting day of the ACT Legislative Assembly following the election.  Media releases will not be maintained on this page during this period.

Driveway and garage safety a focus for Canberra’s kids
Release date: 08 September 2016
Mick Gentleman, MLA

Child safety in ACT driveways and garages will be brought to the forefront over coming months in an effort to improve safety in home driveways and garages.

Horse Park Drive duplication design improved
Release date: 08 September 2016
Meegan Fitzharris, MLA

Following community consultation earlier in 2016, the design for the duplication of sections of Gungahlin's Horse Park Drive has been improved and the ACT Government is extending the design work through to Katherine Avenue north.

Bus stops becoming more accessible across Canberra
Release date: 08 September 2016
Meegan Fitzharris, MLA

Accessibility for bus users across Canberra is being improved by the ACT Government, with upgrade works at the first of 42 bus stops now underway.

Climate Change Action Plan Implementation Update
Release date: 08 September 2016
Simon Corbell, MLA

A snapshot of achievements towards the Territory's legislated 2020 greenhouse gas reduction targets has been released by the Minister for the Environment and Climate Change Simon Corbell.

Government partners with local industry to advance autonomous vehicle technology
Release date: 08 September 2016
Andrew Barr, MLA

The ACT Government has established a new partnership with local industry and research experts to deliver world leading research into driver assistance car technologies.

A new partnership to address illegal charity bin dumping
Release date: 08 September 2016
Meegan Fitzharris, MLA

The ACT Government is to work closely with The Smith Family to address concerns regarding illegal dumping at charity bins around Canberra, Minister for Transport and City Services Meegan Fitzharris has announced.

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Fresh Glass
15 September - 30 October 2016

Drawing inspiration from spring and to celebrate Floriade, Fresh Glass pairs studio glass vessels and sculpture with fresh botanical installations. Artists have been invited to collaborate across the mediums to elaborate on one of the most functional forms of glass.

Canberra Botanical
16 September - 9 October 2016

Canberra Botanical 2016 - Coinciding with Canberra's iconic spring festival Floriade, Canberra Botanical 2016 explores the structure of plants and their innate beauty through drawing.

17 September - 16 October 2016

Floriade, the national capital's annual flagship tourism event, is the largest floral festival in the Southern Hemisphere. Each year in September visitors are invited to celebrate the arrival of spring with a 30-day celebration featuring cooking demonstrations, gardening tips and recreational activities for kids and families.

Breakfast with the Birds
17 September - 16 October 2016

Start your weekend with Breakfast with the Birds! Embark on an early morning tour of the Australian National Botanic Gardens and set off on a guided bird watching expedition.

Meet the Gardener Special Tour - Parliament House
18 September - 2 October 2016

The Parliament House Landscape Services gardeners will lead this very special in-depth tour through the gardens and hidden courtyards of Parliament House on two selected Sundays during Floriade.

Australian Cool Climate Wine Show
19 - 24 September 2016

The Australian Cool Climate Wine Show is a national wine show dedicated to benchmarking the unique wine styles produced from cool climate wine regions. An increasing number of winemakers are submitting entries to the wine show and more and more visitors are coming along to the public events.

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Nominate a mobile road safety camera location
Justice and Community Safety Directorate

Canberrans can now go online and nominate locations where mobile road safety cameras could be used to help address speeding and improve road safety.

The use of mobile cameras at any location is subject to the site satisfying a range of technical and health and safety criteria. To meet the criteria for mobile camera enforcement, the site must:

  • be at least 200 metres from a change of speed limit (this criterion does not apply if the site is a school zone, work site or other reduced speed limit area);
  • be clear of merging lanes, changes of road alignment and/or road width, and any other changes to traffic conditions on either side of the proposed location; and
  • not cause any obstruction, line-of-sight issues or interruption to traffic flow.

To view locations where cameras are already in use or to nominate a location go to

New community consultation platform
Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate

Your Say is an exciting new way to engage online, share ideas and have your say on ACT Government projects and initiatives.

Your Say will be used to complement but not replace traditional face-to-face engagement activities including workshops, displays, forums and mail outs.

To participate in online consultations simply visit and select the engagement that interests you. You can then participate via the methods available for that engagement.

Check back regularly and keep an eye on ACT Government social media channels for alerts about new engagements.

2016 ACT Chief Minister Inclusion Awards
Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate

Nominations are open for the 2016 ACT Chief Minister's Inclusion Awards which recognise and celebrate individuals and organisations that promote inclusion in our community.

"Each year the Chief Minister's Inclusion Awards provide the opportunity to recognise and celebrate the outstanding inclusive work being done in our community," Minister for Disability Chris Bourke said.

"I encourage Canberrans to nominate a business, organisation or individual that is promoting an inclusive Canberra for all."

The Awards will acknowledge inclusive leaders in the following four categories:

  • Recognising people with disability who are leaders in inclusion;
  • Excellence in inclusion for mainstream services;
  • Excellence in delivering enabling and inclusive specialist disability services; and
  • Excellence in enabling inclusion through supporting people with disability.

Nominations close 16 September 2016 and can be made on the SmartyGrants website.

For more information or assistance please visit, phone 62070555 or via contact us via email at

Green bin pilot program
Transport Canberra and City Services

The ACT Government plans to roll out green bins across the ACT, with residents in Weston Creek and Kambah the first to get access as part of a pilot program in early 2017.

This is an important new service for ratepayers, and will save families time and money. It will also help divert some of the 5,000 tonnes of garden waste that is currently going to landfill each year.

Smart bin trial
Territory and Municipal Services

Innovative solar-powered self-compacting rubbish bins are being trialled in the public spaces of 3 new developments at Link Park in Wright, 'Campbell 5' in Campbell and Eastlake Parade on Kingston Foreshore.

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Anketell Street upgrade and stage one improvements
Closing date: 16 September 2016

A draft design has been prepared for an upgrade of Anketell Street in Tuggeranong. Feedback is invited on the first stage of construction as well as the overall look and feel of Anketell Street, including its connection to the lake front. We would like feedback on these proposed changes so we can plan now for the future of the Tuggeranong Town Centre.

New Weston Creek dog park
Closing date: 20 September 2016

In recognition of the increasing demand for off-leash dog parks in Canberra, the ACT Government has allocated $320,000 for the design and construction of a new fenced off-leash dog park in Weston Creek.

The new dog park will provide Weston Creek and inner south residents with access to a safe and secure environment to exercise and socialise their dog. It will feature separate enclosures for small and big dogs, access for all users, a walking path, seating, drinking fountain, water supply for dogs, and parking.

Three sites have been selected for the new dog park based on their suitability against the ACT Government's selection criteria - easy access, parking opportunities, ability to securely fence the site, ability to provide a buffer to nearby residents, provision of water and interesting terrain for dogs to enjoy. The sites are:

  • Chapman - open space at the corner of Hindmarsh Drive and Darwinia Terrace
  • Waramanga - open space on the corner of Badimara Street and Hindmarsh Drive
  • Holder - the deactivated sport and recreation oval accessed off Weingarth Street.

We would like feedback on the suitability of the shortlisted sites for your furry friends.

Urban Sounds Discussion Paper
Closing date: 23 September 2016

To help Canberra fulfil its potential as a world-class entertainment destination we need to provide industry and the community with a sounds and noise framework that includes everyone. Have Your Say on the future of Canberra's urban sounds and help us strike a balance between the needs of different businesses, residents and entertainment spaces.

Help design the new fitness circuit on Alexandrina Drive, Yarralumla
Closing date: 11 October 2016

The Alexandrina Drive fitness circuit is now at the end of its life cycle and will be replaced with a new range of equipment which we want help from the community to select.

Nominate the types of fitness equipment that suit your preferred physical activities. You might undertake your cardio around Lake Burley Griffin and want the equipment to test your strength and flexibility, want a full body workout with a great view, or love the original equipment on the circuit and want similar new pieces installed.

New ACT numberplate slogan. What's your idea?
Closing date: 14 October 2016

Some of our ACT numberplate slogans have been around for a while and it's time to refresh them. We need your ideas on numberplate slogans that represents our city, our people and our way of life.

How to submit your idea(s)

  • All Canberrans of all ages are invited to submit their ideas
  • You can submit more than one idea, you'll just have to submit them one at a time
  • We'll be accepting ideas until Friday 14 October 2016
  • You're only limited by your imagination and the 30 characters that can fit on an ACT numberplate
  • But keep it clean. Anything deemed offensive will not be considered.

Hibberson Street pedestrian priority zone
Closing date: 14 October 2016

Local residents and traders are invited to nominate their preferred design to make Hibberson Street between Gozzard Street and Gungahlin Place West more pedestrian friendly.

Three design options have been prepared. Each of these designs would help create an active and attractive environment on Hibberson Street that fits in with other upcoming developments in the area, including the new bus station and light rail terminus.

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