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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 transport.act.gov.au or call the Transport Canberra Information Line on 13 17 10.

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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.
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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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