Community Consultation 28 October on development of ‘Midtown,’ 219 Northbourne Avenue (Block 8 Section 58 Turner)

North Canberra Community Council members are invited to attend a community information session on this proposed development, to be held from 3:30pm –to 5:30pm on 28 October at the RUC Turner (54 McCaugley Street, Turner). The Developer has advised that:

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ACT Policing: Woman arrested for aggravated burglary in Turner (26 March 2010)

ACT Policing has arrested a 59-year-old Lyneham woman for an aggravated burglary in Turner last year. Police will allege that the woman assaulted, bound and gagged an 87-year-old female victim in her own home on the 23 November 2009. The woman then allegedly stole a number of items including the contents of the victim’s handbag and her vehicle. The alleged offender will face the ACT Magistrates Court today (Friday 26 March) charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm, forcible confinement, aggravated burglary, take motor vehicle without authority and theft.

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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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Crimestoppers: Police investigating incident in Turner (07 March 2010)

ACT Policing is currently investigating an incident in Condamine Street, Turner that occurred early this morning (7 March). Around 12.50am, police responded after receiving reports that two males had been stabbed following a fight at the location. ACT Ambulance Service treated three males at the scene before transporting them to the Canberra Hospital.

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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 Policing: Image released after Turner robbery

ACT Policing has released a face-fit image of a female offender responsible for an aggravated robbery in Turner on Monday morning (23 November) which left an 87-year-old woman with moderate injuries. The female offender is described as being aged in her 30s, of Caucasian appearance, about 157cm tall (5’2”), of solid build, with a fair complexion and light coloured hair that was either tied up or short in length. She was wearing a fawn coloured jacket and dark coloured full length trousers.

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Crimestoppers: Elderly woman assaulted during robbery, Turner (23 November 2009)

ACT Policing is investigating an aggravated robbery at Turner this morning where an elderly woman was assaulted in her own home. About 11.15am, the 87-year-old woman was hanging washing in her backyard when she disturbed a female intruder. The offender assaulted the victim before forcing her inside and restraining her. The offender then stole a number of items including the contents of the victim’s handbag and her vehicle, a white Mitsubishi Magna with ACT registration plates YVX 826.

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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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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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