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Tag: Lake Burley Griffin

Blue-green algae breaks out in warm autumn

Canberrans were disgusted to see – and smell – blue-green algae on Lake Burley Griffin over the long weekend. But it will reduce in the cold.

Canberra teen to walk 1,000 miles for a good cause

Walking 1,000 miles in 1,000 hours sounds like a heroic task, but for 18-year-old Joseph Gardiner, it’ll be a walk around the block.

New ACT lakes and waterways investigation announced

Dr Sophie Lewis will undertake an independent investigation into the state of the ACT’s lakes and waterways, it was announced last week.

Transformed function centre to add vibrancy to Lake Burley Griffin

A newly transformed Regatta Point function centre means Canberrans will soon be able to enjoy a café or dining experience on the edge of Lake Burley Griffin. Assistant Minster for Regional Development and...

Bacteria and blue-green algae close ACT’s recreational water spots

Toxic algae and bacteria outbreaks in the ACT’s waterways has resulted in a number of popular water spots being closed for recreational use.

Man who jumped into lake to evade police arrested

A 29-year-old Kambah man who jumped into Lake Burley Griffin in the early hours of 28 December to evade police faced the ACT Magistrates Court on Saturday 2 January charged with a number of offences, including drive at police.

Harbour-to-lake seaplane commute may be possible next year

The first seaplane to grace the shores of Lake Burley Griffin landed with a soft splash this morning.

Penny-farthing Santa to cruise Lake Burley Griffin

Tomorrow morning, Santa will cruise around Lake Burley Griffin on a penny-farthing bicycle with a handful of helpers in tow.

Community concerns over algae at Acton Waterfront

The proposed Acton Waterfront at West Basin is meant to be a vibrant cultural and entertainment precinct on a lakeside promenade – but a community group fears that it could be an ecological hazard instead.

Greens take lake’s rubbish to Parliament House

New Greens MLA Jo Clay began her first sitting week picking up rubbish from the shores of Lake Burley Griffin.

Canadian Flagpole coming down due to safety concerns

The Canadian Flagpole at Lake Burley Griffin is coming down due to “serious” public safety concerns, with a detour in place around Regatta Point for anyone making their way around Lake Burley...

Lake lovers invited to lend a hand

Clean-up Lake Burley Griffin Day will take place on Sunday 15 November, during National Recycling Week. Organisers say it's a chance for the community to help protect one of Canberra’s precious natural resources.
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