Civic

Crimestoppers: Police investigate act of indecency, Civic (28 December 2009)

ACT Policing is investigating an incident which occurred in the Canberra Centre in Civic yesterday (December 28). About 10.40am a 29-year-old woman was cleaning a disabled toilet in the shopping centre when a man entered, closing the sliding door behind him. The man then pulled down his trousers and conducted an indecent act in front of the woman. The victim quickly left the toilet.

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ACT Government: New Year's in the City (31 December 2009)

Canberra’s city centre will be the place to party and welcome in 2010. A huge New Year’s Eve is guaranteed as two sites in Civic play host to a packed program of entertainment, including a family concert in Civic Square, a dance party in Garema Place, and two dazzling fireworks displays at 9pm and midnight. What: New Year’s in the City When 7pm until late, Thursday 31st December Where: Civic Square (London Circuit) and Garema Place, Canberra City FREE EVENT!

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ABC News: ACT carnival under threat

The ABC News Online is reporting that the office of newly appointed Multicultural Affairs Minister Joy Burch has dramatically slashed the funding for the “Carnival In The City” putting the continuation of the event (as part of the National Multicultural Festival) in jeopardy.

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ACT Policing: Business, government agencies and police cooperate on alcohol-related issues (Civic)

ACT Policing’s Community and Business Liaison Team will today (Thursday 19 November 2009) conclude its series of forums to promote the responsible service of alcohol in Canberra’s entertainment districts, predominately in the Civic area. Today’s workshop is the final in a series of three attended by liquor licensees, members of ACT Policing’s Crime Prevention team, members of the Office of Regulatory Services, and Directions ACT. Police have been regularly consulting with licensees in the ACT, particularly in Civic, with the aim of raising understanding of the importance of the responsible service of alcohol and working together to discuss strategies to

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iPrime: Civic Library shut for repairs after skylight collapse

On 16 November 2009, the iPrime website site was reporting the Civic Library has been closed for repairs after a skylight collapsed. The Library was beset with problems when it first opened in 2007 when a freak storm tore through the City causing significant water damage from rain and hail. After that storm over 1000 litres of water was removed in the initial cleanup, water had broken through ceiling panels and flowed under doors, soaking carpets, books, equipment and electrical wiring in the library. Then the Library was shut on 27 February 2007 for what was meant to be a

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Invitation to comment: Review into ACT’s cycling and pedestrian network (Closing 4 December 2009)

The Department of Territory and Municipal Services (TAMS) is inviting public input into a review currently being undertaken into the ACT’s cycling and pedestrian network as part of the Sustainable Transport Action Plan 2010-2016. The review is aimed at determining future priorities for improving the network, particularly near the City, Belconnen, Woden, Tuggeranong and Gungahlin town centres, as well as major employment centres such as Fyshwick, Hume, Mitchell, Barton/Parkes and the Canberra Airport. The draft plans will be on display from Monday 9 November to Sunday 15 November 2009 at the following locations:

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Murky water clouds Civic Pool (TAMS "penny pinching" false economy?)

Megan Doherty, city reporter from the Canberra Times wrote an article in the 5 November 2009 edition of the newspaper about problems being experienced at the Canberra Olympic Pool in Civic. The article hints at economic shortcuts being taken by Territory and Municipal Services (TAMS) as well as indicating that this may be part of a larger plan  to “run down” the pool so that the land may be sold off and reclaimed for other development. The budget cuts and implications of current penny pinching attitudes to public works and maintenance items by TAMS has also been discussed in a

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