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Tu esday May 22, 2018 THE CHRONICLE/THE QUEANBEYAN AGE 11
CHARITY Raize the Roof is looking for
people with a knack for styling interiors to
go head-to-head styling a house in Bonner.
The house was built with the support of
more than 300 businesses, who donated
materials, time and labour.The profits
will be split between two charities - the
Starlight Children’s Foundation, and SOS
Children’s Villages to develop self-sus-
tainable projects which support orphaned
children in Botswana. Entries are open
until June 15 to help style the house.
Apply at decorateforadifference.com.au
Jason Roses, Sean Howell, Danielle Dal
INTERESTING times for Tuggeranong, with
the Tuggeranong Hyperdome changing its
name after 30 years to South.Point.
This name change is in conjunction with
recent significant renovations and upgrades
to the centre including a new outdoor dining
precinct, something we all at Tuggeranong
will benefit from.
Other changes include a new, central-
ly-located concierge, upgraded bathrooms,
a parents room and entrances and rest areas
throughout the centre.
LDK Healthcare will be converting the old
Department of Social Services (DSS) build-
ings (on Athllon Drive) to 390 retirement and
aged care apartments including a high care
Construction has already started and it
intends to open in May next year, so come
and hear the details at our next meeting on
The next meeting of the Tuggeranong
Community Council will be held at 7.30pm
on June 5 at the Vikings Tuggeranong To wn
The meeting will also include an update on
the latest on capital works in Tuggeranong.
Glenys Patulny, president
ACT the roadkill capital
CANBERRAhas once again
topped the nation for the
most car collisions involving
animals on the road, new
Data based on almost 9000
insurance claims to AAMI
between March 2017 and
March 2018 show Canberra
had the highest number of
collisions between drivers
and animals for the second
year in a row.
The nation's capital was
just ahead of nearby Goul-
burn, which came in second
place on the list, followed by
Sunbury in Victoria, Cooma
in NSW and Dubbo in NSW
rounded out the top five.
Kangaroos accounted for
92 per cent of all animal-re-
lated collisions in the ACT
during the 12-month period.
Wombats made up 2 per
cent, dogs 1 per cent, and
deer, foxes, wallabies and
horses were also included in
the data for the capital.
At a national level, kan-
garoos still made up more
than four in five collisions,
followed by wallabies on 5
per cent, wombats with 3
per cent, dogs on 2 per cent
and deer at just more than 1
The data listed Civic the
top suburb in the ACT for
with Hume re-
cording the second most,
followed by Kambah, Bel-
connen and Tharwa.
The figures also showed
that August was the worst
time of year for collisions
with animals in the ACT.
ACT Wildlife vice-pres-
ident Martin Lind said the
fact Canberra came out on
top in the data was not sur-
prising, given the amount of
roadkill on local roads.
"One of the biggest rea-
sons for the number of an-
imal collisions in Canberra
is fragmented bushland,"
he said. "We have islands of
bushland like Canberra Na-
ture Park that are surround-
ed by major arterial roads
with speeds of 80km/h.”
Th e vice-president said
the majority of animal colli-
sions take place in Canberra
during August due to shorter
"In winter, people are driv-
ing home at dusk, so there's
a lot more commuter traffic
around dusk," he said.
If you see an injured
native animal, call ACT
Wildlife on 0432 300 033 or
Access Canberra on 13 22
81 for injured kangaroos.
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