Community Noticeboard

Free parking options in the Gungahlin Town Centre
Release date: 23 August 2016
Transport Canberra and City Services

Gungahlin residents are reminded of the free public parking available within the Gungahlin Town Centre including the new car park on the corner of Anthony Rolfe Avenue and Hinder Street which opened last month.

Wind farms final piece in 100% by 2020 plan
Release date: 23 August 2016
Simon Corbell, MLA

The ACT has secured the final renewable energy needed to meet our 100% target by 2020, following two successful additional wind farm bids to power the territory.

New service supports vulnerable children and young people
Release date: 23 August 2016
Dr Chris Bourke, MLA

Community organisation CREATE will provide a new service aimed at engaging and supporting children and young people in out of home care, Minister for Children and Young People Chris Bourke said.

Green bins to be rolled out to all of Tuggeranong
Release date: 23 August 2016
Meegan Fitzharris, MLA

Tuggeranong residents will be the next to benefit from a green bin service to dispose of their garden waste with a rollout to begin in mid-2017.

Changes to EPIC Park & Ride from 1 September
Release date: 22 August 2016
Transport Canberra and City Services

Transport Canberra advises that the EPIC Park & Ride will relocate within the EPIC Showgrounds from Thursday 1 September 2016 to allow for the establishment of a site office as part of stage one of the city wide light rail network for Canberra.

Get your spot at the 2017 National Multicultural Festival
Release date: 22 August 2016
Yvette Berry, MLA

Stallholder and entertainment applications are now open for the biggest party in Canberra - the 2017 National Multicultural Festival.

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ACT Deafness Resource Centre Hearing Awarness Expo
24 August 2016

The ACT Deafness Resource Centre Hearing Awareness Expo gives us the opportunity to bring together the Hearing Industry under one roof. The Expo enables visitors to conveniently check and discuss how service providers and equipment manufacturers can directly assist you with your hearing loss.

Feminartsy presents: Canberra’s funny women with the Fearless Initiative
25 August 2016

Join an evening of comedy from Canberra's finest female comedians, and a thought-provoking panel discussion exploring what it's like to be a woman in comedy.

Canberra Writers Festival
26 - 28 August 2016

Don't miss the inaugural Canberra Writers Festival this Winter. The festival brings together the national capital's literary, academic, business and political communities and celebrates national and international authors across both fiction and non-fiction genres.

Fireside Festival
1 - 31 August 2016

The Fireside Festival is a series of events celebrating winter... it's all about curling up by the crackling fire, tasting the best winter cuisine, enjoying glasses of fine wine, discovering new places and experiences, relaxing with friends and family and immersing yourself in winter.

The Truffle Festival - Canberra Region
1 June - 31 August 2016

The Truffle Festival - Canberra Region is the ultimate foodie festival. Each year from June to August individual events are held across the region highlighting the rare Black Winter Truffle. Participating venues offer a range opportunities to taste and experience the magic of these highly prized gems.

Bigger on the inside: Collecting Dr Who
Now - 20 November 2016

Canberra collector Timothy Kirsopp displays his entire collection of Dr Who memorabilia in the exhibition, 'Bigger on the inside: Collecting Dr Who'.

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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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Gartside Street improvements concept plan
Closing date: 29 August 2016

A new look and feel for Gartside Street in Erindale is on the way with preliminary concept plans to revitalise the street on display. The Gartside Street improvements plan proposes to address the current traffic, on-street parking and pedestrian safety issues in the area.

The ACT Government committed $860,000 over two years in the 2015-16 ACT Budget to design and construct stage one the Gartside Street improvements following the 2012 Erindale Group Centre Master Plan.

View the Gartside Street concept plan.

The first priority of the concept plan is to address the central section of Gartside Street with traffic calming measures, verge upgrades and two new pedestrian crossings to improve safety.

Targeted consultation on the concept plan with traders and lessees directly impacted by the work is currently underway.

Drop in information session

Tuggeranong residents are invited to meet with the project team on-site between 3 pm and 5.30 pm on Thursday 28 July 2016 to view the plans. It's a great chance to meet one-on-one with ACT Government staff and ask questions.

The concept plan is on display at the Erindale Library until Thursday 25 August 2016.

ACT Events Policy Discussion Paper
Closing date: 5 September 2016

Members of the community are invited to have their say on the ACT Events Policy Discussion Paper. The Discussion Paper seeks to underpin the development of an ACT Events Policy - a policy that will serve as a blueprint for enhancing Canberra's events calendar and for maximising the associated economic, social and cultural benefits for the Canberra region.

Urban Sounds Discussion Paper
Closing date: 5 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.

Review of the Working with Vulnerable People Act
Closing date: Closing date: 9 September 2016

The WWVP Act is an important initiative that aims to reduce the risk of harm to vulnerable people. It works by requiring employees, volunteers and self-employed people who work with vulnerable people to have a background check and be registered.

The WWVP Act has been in operation for three years and the ACT Government is conducting a review of the Act to make sure it is working as intended.

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.

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Recent changes to legislation have removed the requirement for the ACT Government to publish public notices in newspapers. Public notices can now be published on an ACT Government website. For more information about Red Tape Reduction please visit the Access Canberra website.

Public notice Release date
Application for Registration of a Salesperson 25 Aug 2016
Environment Protection Agreement 25 Aug 2016
Environment Protection Agreement - Review of Authorisation 25 Aug 2016
Application for Real Estate Agent Licence 25 Aug 2016
Application for Real Estate Agent Licence 25 Aug 2016
Application for Liquor Licence 25 Aug 2016
Application for Registration of a Salesperson 25 Aug 2016
Application for Vehicle Sale Licence 24 Aug 2016
Application for Registration of a Salesperson 24 Aug 2016
Application for Registration of a Salesperson 24 Aug 2016
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