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Bike Stops across Canberra

The ACT Government will join local businesses this spring to launch new innovative ‘Bike Stops’ across Canberra. Bike Stops will allow cyclists to use participating businesses’ facilities to change, refresh or store their gear. Minister for Transport and City Services, Meegan Fitzharris has called on local businesses to register for the Bike Stop program. “This…

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ACT Supports National Firearms Amnesty

Minister Gentleman said that the Government is committed to ensuring that Canberra remains a safe city, and our participation in the National Firearms Amnesty enforces this commitment. The National Firearms Amnesty was announced by the Commonwealth Minister for Justice Michael Keenan earlier this year. During the amnesty period those in possession of unlawful, or unregistered…

New Learn to Ride Centre Opening in Belconnen

The new Belconnen learn to ride centre will open this weekend for young cyclists to practice their skills and learn about road safety. Minister for Road Safety Shane Rattenbury said Belconnen would be a popular site for families, like the new Tuggeranong learn to ride centre at Greenway Park. “It’s important we teach our children…

ACT Leads Way on National Shotgun Reforms

Minister for Police and Emergency Services Mick Gentleman has today announced that the ACT has become the first jurisdiction in Australia to restrict access to lever action shotguns after key legislation was passed by the Legislative Assembly today. The importation of lever action shotguns with a magazine capacity greater than five rounds was temporarily prohibited…

More Bike Racks for Canberra Buses

Director, Public Transport Operations, Ian McGlinn has announced Transport Canberra is currently in the process of installing the new bike racks, with all 33 to be installed on buses by the end of June 2017. “This means 92 per cent of our total fleet will be equipped with these bike racks, providing even greater access…

2017 Canberra and Region Heritage Festival

Minister for the Environment and Heritage Mick Gentleman today officially launched the Canberra and Region Heritage Festival, which is back for its 35th year celebrating the diverse range of voices that make up our local identity. The 2017 Canberra and Region Heritage Festival runs from 18 April to 7 May. “This year’s festival coincides with…

ACT Government Electric Bike Fleet Has Traveled 2500KM

Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability Shane Rattenbury announced recently that The ACT Government’s electric bike fleet has traveled 2500 kilometres – more than the distance between Canberra and Wellington – since a trial commenced late last year. “The eight e-bikes introduced to the ACT Government’s vehicle fleet have proven popular with staff in participating…

Airport Bus Route for Canberra

The first Transport Canberra buses commenced servicing the terminal at Canberra Airport today, providing frequent and affordable public transport for Canberrans and visitors, seven days a week. “In another improvement to Canberra’s public transport network, I’m excited to announce that buses will begin servicing Canberra Airport’s passenger terminal from today. Customers now have access to…

Honeysuckle Creek Tracking Station 50th anniversary

ACT Minister for the Environment and Heritage, Mick Gentleman, attend a ceremony today to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Honeysuckle Creek Tracking Station, which played a vital part in broadcasting the first TV images of the moon landing. “I am very proud to honour the hardworking men and women who served at the Honeysuckle…

Free Bus Travel for Seniors during Seniors Week

Seniors Card holders can travel for free on public transport during ACT Seniors Week 2017 (18 March – 26 March), Minister for Transport and City Services Meegan Fitzharris said today. “Seniors Week is all about celebrating the contribution our senior citizens make to our community. It’s great to be able to offer all seniors free…