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End of an era—Canberra farewells last of single-space parking meters
Release date: 20 January 2016
Mick Gentleman, MLA

First used in the 1970s when parking cost 20c an hour, Canberra’s single-space meters have made way for smarter, faster parking systems.

2017 Summer Down Under hits the track tonight
Release date: 20 January 2016
Rachel Stephen-Smith, MLA

It was a great pleasure to attend the 2017 GIO Summer Down Under Welcome Dinner last night, as athletes prepare for two big nights of wheelchair racing in Canberra.

First Taylor street names announced
Release date: 19 January 2016
Yvette Berry, MLA

The names of the first 21 streets in the new Gungahlin suburb of Taylor recognise the contribution of architects, town planners and urban designers to Australian society.

Minister attends roundtable meeting with ESA
Release date: 18 January 2016
Mick Gentleman, MLA

Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Mick Gentleman, will today attend the start of a series of roundtable meetings to discuss enhancements to the ACT Emergency Services Agency (ESA).

Growing Healthy Families Family Fun Day
Release date: 18 January 2016
Rachel Stephen-Smith, MLA

This morning I was delighted to attend the Growing Healthy Families Family Fun Day with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and children at Tuggeranong Town Park.

Word play and cryptic clues at Tuggeranong Library
Release date: 17 January 2016
Transport Canberra and City Services Directorate

Solving the cryptic crosswords can be a maddening experience for some, but there are some tricks of the trade to deciphering these perplexing puzzles.

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National Arboretum guided walks in January: Fire and Water
Saturdays and Sundays in January

Hear about the origins of the Arboretum from the bush fires of 2001 and 2003 and how the Arboretum is managing fire risk now. Learn how water is being managed on site to maintain the health of the forests. Join your guide on this new walk and see some very rare trees from Australia and north Africa, including the Saharan and Moroccan cypresses - only about 230 of these trees are still growing in the wild. Saturdays and Sundays 10am to 11am. FREE.

Films at the National Film and Sound Archive
Year round

The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) presents an extensive screening program and a range of special events throughout the year.

Ranger Guided Activities at Tidbinbilla
Year round

Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve offers an extensive program of guided walks and activities and special school holiday activities throughout the year. Don't miss your chance to see Australian wildlife in this beautiful natural environment.

The Popular Pet Show
4 November 2016 - 13 March 2017

The Popular Pet Show will express the joy and warmth that many of us derive from our animal companions, and celebrate their trusting, unpretentious ways.

School Holiday Arts and Crafts
9 - 20 January 2017

Looking for ways to entertain the kids in Canberra during the summer holidays? Relax and enjoy craft, games, books and fun at the Museum of Australian Democracy. Help build a large-scale fuzzy felt utopian city to connect with the Right to Shelter in Play Up. Weave stars as part of One Million Stars to End Violence project. Ideal for kids 0–12 years, with accompanying adult. No bookings required.

School Holidays at the Australian Institute of Sport
3 - 27 January 2017

Want to keep your kids active and entertained over the school holidays in a safe environment? School holidays at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) has a focus on participation and having a good time. These programs are suitable for primary school aged children and will have your child exploring a world of fun, activity and adventure.

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Free off peak MyWay travel for senior and concession card holders
Transport Canberra

A 12 month trial of free off peak MyWay travel for senior and concession card holders (excludes student and tertiary card holders) as well as new fares for public transport in Canberra will come into effect on Saturday 14 January 2017.

Eligible senior and concession card holders who travel using MyWay will be able to take advantage of this initiative during stated Transport Canberra off peak travel times which are: between 9am – 4.30pm and after 6pm weekdays and all day Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays.

To take advantage of free travel you just need to tap on and tap off the bus correctly using MyWay during the stated off peak periods.

MyWay fares will also increase by a maximum of 2.7% and cash fares increasing between 10 and 20 cents depending on the ticket type.

Significant savings can be made when travelling with a MyWay card. Discounts apply for card holders as well as monthly and daily fare caps. Adults travelling during peak times receive a discount of 36% when using MyWay compared to paying for a single cash fare. Further discounts are also available when you top up your MyWay card using autoload or B-Pay.

For more information including how to purchase a MyWay card visit or call the Transport Canberra Information Line on 13 17 10.

Access Canberra Fyshwick closure
Access Canberra

Access Canberra is moving to new locations, offering faster  transactions, more services and less waiting in line.

Access Canberra Fyshwick shopfront has closed. Land titles  and revenue services, previously available at our Fyshwick shopfront, are now  located at Dame Pattie Menzies House, 16 Challis Street, Dickson. These  services will only be available at this new location. Other services previously  offered at this location are available at our existing Access Canberra Service  Centres in Tuggeranong, Gungahlin, Belconnen and will be available at the new  service centre in Woden when it opens.

The existing Access Canberra Woden shopfront is relocating  to the brand new Access Canberra Service Centre in the Cosmopolitan Building,  Woden Interchange in February 2017. The new Woden Service Centre will offer a  number of new services, offer faster transactions and provide touch screen  terminals so you can complete your transactions easily online. Payments at the  new service centre will be electronic only using debit or credit card.

Be a backyard lifeguard
Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate

Every year children under five drown in backyard pools - accidents we can help prevent. As a community we are all responsible for safety around pools and together we can reduce the risk of children drowning in swimming pools in the ACT. The Backyard Lifeguard website will give you information and advice on how you can help keep our kids safe this summer. It provides details on the importance of:

  • close supervision of children in and around the pool
  • knowing CPR, which can save lives and, if performed early, help reduce serious or long-term injuries
  • checking pool barriers meet current safety standards.

Ban on Portable Ethanol Burners
Access Canberra

As of 22 December, retailers are not permitted to sell decorative alcohol-fuelled burners in the Australian Capital Territory, unless they:

  • have a power output of more than 4.5 kW, or
  • require installation in a fixed position, or
  • are designed for warming food.

For more information visit the Access Canberra website.

Green bin pilot program
Transport Canberra and City Services

The ACT Government has opened registrations as part of the green waste bin pilot program and residents in Weston Creek and Kambah are encouraged to sign up now.

Residents living in the suburbs of Chapman, Duffy, Fisher, Holder, Rivett, Stirling, Waramanga, Weston and Kambah are now able to register to be part of the pilot.

Residents who opt-in to register will receive a 240 litre lime-green lidded green waste bin starting from March 2017 for all their garden vegetation waste. Kerbside collections will start in April 2017.

A one-off fee of $50 will be required at the time of registering, unless you are a concession card holder.

The pilot will be reviewed after one year and the next regional roll-out will be in Tuggeranong in 2017. Other suburbs are expected to follow to ensure the program is rolled out effectively across the territory.

Register for the Weston Creek and Kambah pilot now.

ACT Medicinal Cannabis Medical Advisory Panel - Expressions of Interest
ACT Health Directorate

The ACT Minister for Health, Meegan Fitzharris MLA, is seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified experts who are cognisant of the effects, risks, cultivation and analysis of cannabis to fill positions on the ACT Medicinal Cannabis Medical Advisory Panel (the Panel).

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Vote for your favourite number plate slogans

Voting is now open for Canberrans to choose their favourite number plate slogans. 10 new slogan ideas have been shortlisted. It’s now up to you to vote for a new plate, and to keep one current plate.

Active living

Help the ACT Government ensure future developments support healthy living in the ACT by embedding active living principles into the Territory Plan.

City Activation

Canberra is changing and so is our city centre. Now is your opportunity to help shape the future of the city centre to reflect what we love about it, your aspirations and its potential!

Your say on Stromlo Pool

The ACT Government committed $33 million as part of the 2016-17 ACT Budget for a new 50 metre pool at Stromlo Forest Park. The new facility will include a 50 metre pool, program pool (used for learn to swim or aqua aerobics), reception, kiosk, administration area and change rooms.

Lower Cotter Catchment Draft Reserve Management Plan

Have your say on the management of the Lower Cotter Catchment. The draft management plan proposes actions to guide further rehabilitation of the catchment and protect the quality of Canberra’s drinking water.

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