‘scuse the Friday whinge – but how long does it take to re-pave and concrete the Bunda St walkway?
And that’s not a rhetorical question – I really want to know!
It has been at least 4 months already (probably closer to 6?) and they look nowhere near done. Half the time there’s just 1 person laying pavers (and I mean half the time; the other half of the time there is nobody). Get some manpower in there and finish it!
Even the “finished” section in front of the new ACTEW building (bus interchange end) is not properly finished, with small sections still fenced.
And is there any compensation for the businesses? They’ve been camped outside Phat Duck for at least 3 weeks – and as the owner has told me – how are they supposed to attract diners, or even takeaway customers, when there’s a concrete cutter running less than 2m from their front counter?
Wouldn’t the idea have been to have all this done before Floriade?
And while I’m at it – I vaguely remember a plan to block off Bunda St and make it a pedestrial mall? This is a great idea! You’d be mad to use Bunda St for any other purpose than showing off your car! Even more so trying to drive through one of the pedestrian crossings underneath the Canberra Centre.