Canberra Weekly 2021 Review: September

In September, we ordered for Father’s Day, supporting local eateries and eateries that pivoted during the lockdown. Our separation from neighbor Queanbeyan continued, we felt an earthquake that rocked Victoria and finally glimpsed ACT’s path out of the lockdown.


Father’s Day 2021 saw grown children everywhere looking for options to treat daddy without turning on the stove. Some local restaurants jumped at the chance, offering special Father’s Day deals for pickup and delivery. Memorable favorites include a collaboration between Brodburger and Capital Brewing Co, for beer and burger dads, and Amici’s curated packs for dads who work in moonlight as wine and cheese connoisseurs.

On Thursday, September 9, ACT neighbors Queanbeyan-Palerang and Goulburn Mulwaree were named among 38 NSW local government areas that would see the lockdown extended, while “low risk” parts of the regional NSW were said to come out of the area. lockout the following Saturday. These “low risk” areas were classified as such by having no cases of COVID for at least 14 days.

On Wednesday, September 19, a man died at the scene of a fatal three-vehicle collision between a truck and two cars at the intersection of Barton Highway and Gungahlin Drive at around 11:20 a.m. The driver of the second car was briefly stranded in his vehicle and was rescued by ACT Fire & Rescue, before being transported by ambulance to Canberra Hospital in serious condition. Truck driver Jake Barrett would later plead not guilty to causing the collision after running a red light at 80 km / h.

On Wednesday September 22, a 5.8 magnitude earthquake in northeast Victoria, the largest in state history, was felt in Canberra that morning. A second earthquake measuring 4.7 on the Richter scale followed about 15 minutes later. Melbourne’s homes shook and the earthquake’s movements could even be felt in Canberra’s Parliament, causing a flurry on social media.

The ACT government has announced a full “lane” for October out of restrictions, with the lockdown officially scheduled to end on Thursday, October 14 at 11:59 p.m. ET. The changes to the lockdown restrictions went into effect from 12:01 am on Friday, October 1, with more relaxation than previously reported, in line with national immunization figures. ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr announced that from early October two people would be legally allowed to visit another home at any time, as time away from home doubled to four hours per day.

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