Crimestoppers: Three youths arrested after residential burglaries (1 April 2010)

ACT Policing arrested three male youths in O’Connor yesterday afternoon (April 1) after a series of aggravated burglaries in that suburb. Police had obtained descriptions of three teenage males suspected to be responsible for three residential burglaries in O’Connor yesterday. Late yesterday afternoon, a police patrol in Yapunyah Street sighted three males matching those descriptions and carrying backpacks.

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Tree planting underway at 23 sites in Canberra

The following is an ACT Government Media Release: Released 22/03/2010 The ACT Government has begun planting 570 trees at 23 sites across Canberra to replace those removed last year due to poor condition or for safety reasons, Chief Minister and Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Jon Stanhope, announced today.

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Legislative Assembly: Discussion Paper to Seek Feedback on Higher Density Residential Development Policies

Today the Standing Committee on Planning, Public Works and Territory and Municipal Services released a Discussion Paper on existing residential redevelopment policies in inner north Canberra. The Discussion Paper aims to inform submissions to the Committee’s current inquiry into RZ3 (Urban) and RZ4 (Medium Density) residential redevelopment policies. Discussion Paper is available at (and reproduced at the bottom of this article): http://www.parliament.act.gov.au/committees/index1.asp?committee=113&inquiry=823&category=19 The Committee invites interested parties to make a submission on any of the issues raised in the discussion paper or any other issue they consider relevant to the terms of reference of this inquiry.

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ABC News: SMS bushfire warnings to be trialed (17 December 2009)

The following article has been reproduced from ABC Online: SMS bushfire warnings to be trialed The ACT Government will trial the new national telephone bushfire warning system on Thursday. Phone and text messages will be sent to people who live in Turner, O’Connor, Lyneham, Hall and Hume. Emergency Services Minister Simon Corbell says if the test goes well the system will be activated soon after. “This is an important capability for our emergency services,” he said. “It’s not a silver bullet, it’s not the only way emergency warnings will be sent to people in the event of an emergency

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ACT Tree replacement program 2009 nears completion

The ACT Government will soon complete a tree replacement program at 24 locations across Canberra. Under the program 282 trees in poor health and which pose public safety risks are being replaced with 588 trees. Work is expected to be complete by the end of next month. Each of the trees identified for replacement was thoroughly assessed by a tree expert with factors like the presence of die back, tree rot and hollows, as well as their location and general health, being carefully considered. In all cases pruning was closely considered first with complete removal being the last option.

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The Chronicle: Strong Support for Wetlands

The September 22 2009 edition of the Chronicle ran a story written by Elliot Woods reporting strong support for the Wetlands proposed for Banksia Street in O’Connor. More than 1000 inner city residents turned up to Banksia Street in O’Connor on Saturday September 22 2009 to back a proposed wetland system supporting native flora and fauna. Inner North SEE Change representative Barbara Chevialier and Edwina Richardson from Urban Waterways were both happy with the turnout for Saturday’s fair. The article is reproduced below:

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Tree replacement program set to begin

Almost 300 trees will be removed under the ACT Government’s Tree Replacement Program this year, but more than double that number will be replanted. This year’s work will involve the removal of 282 trees and 48 suckers and stumps, and the planting of 588 trees. The trees in question have been identified as being in decline, or already hazardous to the public. The works will begin in September, with planting to begin in early October, and will be carried out at 24 sites across the city. The Tree Replacement Program primarily focuses on the older suburbs of Canberra and

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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

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