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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Upgrades in Tuggeranong

Work was scheduled to start this week on the second stage of public realm improvements to Anketell Street in the Tuggeranong Town Centre.

The works between Pittman Street and Reed Street North follow on from the first stage of works that were completed in mid-2017.

Key priorities of the second stage include: a raised pedestrian zone and low speed traffic environment, off-road cycle lane, improvements to paved areas, tree replacement, better areas for outdoor dining, improved lighting, and more furniture along the street.

For more information visit tccs.act.gov.au or call Access Canberra on 13 22 81.

New home for ACT Heritage Library

The ACT Heritage Library and Archives ACT are set to have a new home, relocating from Woden to 255 Canberra Avenue, Fyshwick.

The ACT Heritage Library collects, stores, preserves, promotes and makes accessible documents that record the history of Canberra and lives of Canberrans at home and in the wider community. ArchivesACT performs a similar role in making ACT Government archives available to the public.

The ACT Heritage Library and Archives ACT will open at their new location on Monday 21 January. Opening hours will be 9.30am-5pm Monday to Friday and 10am-4pm on Saturdays.

For more information, visit the Libraries ACT website at www.library.act.gov.au or call 6205 9000.

CDS depot open in Woden

Southside residents now have another location to trade in their holiday bottles and cans, with the opening of a new Container Deposit Scheme (CDS) depot at 17 Dundas Court, Phillip last month.

Member for Murrumbidgee Bec Cody MLA said the Canberra community was showing their support for the CDS, with over 7.61 million containers returned through the network so far.

The CDS also allows organisations to raise funds for community projects or charity work.

“More and more groups and charities are coming on board and using the scheme to fundraise for a range of activities,” Ms Cody said.

There are now three depots and seven express return points in the ACT, with plans for 18 points to be operational by July.

Extended trading hours at depots during daylight savings are: 8am-6pm weekdays and 8am-4pm weekends.

For information on eligible containers, visit actcds.com.au

Ambulance station for Bungendore

Construction has started on a NSW Ambulance station in Bungendore, NSW marked by a sod turning on Monday 14 January.

Member for Monaro John Barilaro said the new station at 31 King Street will enable local NSW Ambulance paramedics to meet the current and future demand for mobile emergency medical care in Bungendore and the surrounding region. Construction is expected to be competed in 12 months.

O’Day wins top award

Canberra photographer Dan O’Day was recently named International Wedding Photographer of the Year 2018 at the International Wedding Photographer of the Year awards.

The IWPOTY awards are dedicated to the promotion and celebration of the art of wedding photography from across the globe, and with garnered interest from photographers from 61 countries worldwide, one photographer is selected annually for the grand prize title.

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