Monthly Archives: January 2022

A very wet week

Following the hailstorm on the evening of 3 January, many households in this area lost electricity supply and damage from tree falls. A community hub was set up at Molonglo ACT Rural Fire Service Brigade on Drake Brockman Drive near Higgins to service the worst-impacted surrounding region. The hub is open from 11am to 7pm until Sunday, and offers three showers, three washers and dryers for use, as well as charging stations for devices, ice, food waste disposal and ongoing incident information and advice. An additional green bin collection has been implemented for Saturday 8 January for Charnwood, Dunlop, Florey, Hawker, Holt, Latham and Macgregor.

ACT Planning Review

Self-styled progressives fail on social housing

Paul Costigan in City News discusses the issues around public housing – relevant to 67-71 Belconnen Way, Weetangera, 6-9 Smith Street, Weetangera and 34-36 Alexandria Street Hawker.

ACT Housing signs in Aranda… the government has built walls of secrecy around when and what it is doing. Photo: Paul Costigan