News Alerts

Yarramundi Grasslands Controlled Burn

ACT Rural Fire Service are conducting a controlled burn on National Capital Authority land at Yarramundi Grasslands, adjacent to Lady Denman Drive between 10:00am and 4:00pm today (Saturday 6 October 2018).

While all efforts will be made to reduce smoke affecting nearby areas, people with asthma and other respiratory conditions are advised to avoid vigorous exercise in the area and to stay inside if affected by smoke.

There may also be some smoke impacts on nearby roads and cycle paths, and cyclists on cycle paths traversing the grasslands may experience some short delays.

Controlled burns are undertaken to address fuel build-up, and this particular grasslands will be burnt under prescribed conditions to promote native grass growth, reduce exotic weed species and enhance the survival prospects of the native flora and fauna.

Pedestrian incident – Erindale Drive

ACT Ambulance Service Paramedics have treated a young female for multiple injuries following a pedestrian incident.

At midday, Paramedics were called to Erindale Drive following reports a female was struck by a vehicle.

The patient was transported to The Canberra Hospital in a stable condition.

ACT Policing are investigating.

Update – Gungahlin house fire

There was no ruptured gas pipe, only-third party damage to two gas meters.

ACT Policing are investigating.

Update – Barton Highway road closures

All roads have been reopened.

Please exercise caution when travelling in the area, contractors remain on scene.

Emergency services have departed.

Update – Barton Highway closures

A216F879-7518-47F5-9BC7-610F1E1CE411Multiple road closures are in place to divert traffic away from the area. Please refer to the map.

The light pole is currently being removed from the road.

Roads are expected to reopen before 5pm.

A car into a light pole caused the pole to fall.

The next update will advise when roads are reopened.