Did you know: Ambulances are not a free service

The ACT Ambulance Service (ACTAS) is responsible for providing emergency and non-emergency ambulance services to the ACT community. In providing emergency ambulance services, ACTAS include at least one intensive care paramedic (ICP) on every emergency ambulance. This is the highest level of pre-hospital clinical care provided by any ambulance service in Australia. Non-emergency ambulance services are provided by ICP and Patient Transport Service resources. Patient Transport Service crews undertake routine ambulance transport of patients to, from and between hospitals and other medical facilities. Unfortunately use of the ACT Ambulance Service is NOT a free Service* and fees and charges reflect

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Inner North Community Fair a success – a thank you from the organisers

We would like to thank you for your contribution to the success of the Inner North Community Fair. The aims of the Fair were to raise awareness of the proposed wetland development on the site and to showcase a range of environmental products and initiatives available to the local community. Over 50 organisations participated on the day. Highlights included the smoking ceremony performed by Wiradjuri Echoes, daleks spreading ecological messages and a clothes swap organised by ACT otherwise.

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October 2009: Meeting Details

North Canberra Community Council October 2009 Public Meeting Wednesday, 21 October 2009, 19:30 ACT Sports House 100 Maitland Street, Hackett Guest Speaker Russell Yell – Senior Transport Engineer, Cardno “Pedestrian and Cycle Infrastructure Review” The North Canberra Community Council (NCCC) is the umbrella organization for Resident Associations and Community Groups in North Canberra. The NCCC is the one-stop-shop for Government and the community to communicate. The NCCC is run by volunteers and membership is free. As a resident of North Canberra you are invited to become a member and participate in committee meetings. Membership forms will be available at the

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Hackett Neighbourhood Watch – New Newsletter Editor required for 2010

The present editor of the Hackett neighbourhood newsletter is due to retire at the end of 2009. We therefore need a new editor. Anyone with some computer skills, with a concern for the welfare of our Hackett community and a few hours a month to spare, please do consider getting involved. Please ring Jochen Zeil (6247 7515); Dorothy McKenzie (6248 9281) or Patrick McNamara (6249 1669) if you would like to discuss what is involved or if you would consider becoming newsletter editor.

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Floriade 2009 – Commonwealth Park (12 September – 11 October 2009)

Join in the festivities and rejuvenate your mind, body and soul. This year take time out to visit the Lotus Lounge to experience natural therapies including  massage, facials and hand treatments. Hear the queen of soul, Marcia Hines, or be uplifted by the new giant ferris wheel that will open your eyes to spectacular views of the nation’s capital and over a million blooms bursting into life. Join in sporting activities being run by the Australian Institute of Sport, watch cooking and floral demonstrations and draw inspiration from professionally designed waterwise gardens. Help make Floriade a fun experience for everyone

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Citizen Advice Bureau: CONTACT 2009/10 Pre-Order Discount (closes 25 September 2009)

CONTACT is the definitive directory of community services and organisations in the ACT region. It is published each year by the Citizens Advice Bureau and with over 2,300 entries, it is an excellent resource for workers in the community sector, newcomers to the city, and anybody who might want to get in touch with community organisations and services. This year, they are offering you the opportunity to pre-order the latest hardcopy edition (2009/10) at a discounted rate!

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Inner North SEE-Change: Inner North Community Fair (20 September 2009)

Ginninderra Catchment Group and Inner North SEE-Change invite you to come celebrate Spring and the planned wetland development in Banksia St, O’Connor at the Inner North Community Fair.  There will be a display of the wetland, vibrant entertainers, music, children’s activities including art work to be used on the wetland site, local and organic food, craft stalls, eco and educational stalls and much more. Heaps of fun to be had…. but beware of the Daleks! Date: Sunday 20 September Time: 11am-3pm Where: Banksia Street, O’Connor (site of the proposed new urban wetlands) Contact: Barbara Chevalier – barbchev@gmail.com or phone 0417

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