Griffith-Narrabundah Community Association asks for the Brumbies land back

By 13 December, 2011 11

The ABC has the amusing news that the Griffith-Narrabundah Community Association would like the Brumbies Griffith HQ if the club isn’t going to use it for the footballing purposes it was intended for.

An ACT Legislative Assembly committee is examining the Club’s proposal to rezone its Griffith headquarters to allow for the development of up to 150 units.

It has held its last scheduled public hearings today.

Margaret Fanning from the Griffith-Narrabundah Community Association has highlighted concerns about the scale of the development and the loss of amenity.

“The Government should consider using the land for other community purposes and rezoning the land to say community facilities zone, or sport and recreation, or open space or a combination of these to enable that to happen,” she said.

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11 Responses to Griffith-Narrabundah Community Association asks for the Brumbies land back
#1
Truffle567:50 am, 14 Dec 11

Got on them. It is about time the ACT government got the unambiguous message that resident are sick of developers running this city be they football clubs or Catholic churches or just the usual speculators we seem to have acquired since they realised that Canberra was there for the taking.If they are given the land for the purpose and then don’t need it then they should give it back. It is not theirs to sell or use in another way.

The ACT government is slowly chewing up all our green space, Now we hear that Campbell is going to lose its only decent open space to a massive development. Shame on the ACT government. They are custodians, not owners – this is not their land to do what they want and they can’t hide behind sham ‘consultations’ any more. Enough is enough. They need to learn to balance your budget with what they have – you sell land off once it is gone forever.

#2
54-118:37 am, 14 Dec 11

Exactly. It is zoned for community use and that is what it should be used for. If the Brumbies no longer need the land (or all of it) for sporting purposes, then it should be handed back so some other community group should use it.

#3
Deref8:42 am, 14 Dec 11

Truffle56 said :

Got on them. It is about time the ACT government got the unambiguous message that resident are sick of developers running this city be they football clubs or Catholic churches or just the usual speculators we seem to have acquired since they realised that Canberra was there for the taking.If they are given the land for the purpose and then don’t need it then they should give it back. It is not theirs to sell or use in another way.

The ACT government is slowly chewing up all our green space, Now we hear that Campbell is going to lose its only decent open space to a massive development. Shame on the ACT government. They are custodians, not owners – this is not their land to do what they want and they can’t hide behind sham ‘consultations’ any more. Enough is enough. They need to learn to balance your budget with what they have – you sell land off once it is gone forever.

+1 to all that.

I suspect that if there was a political party espousing those policies it’d do very well in the local elections.

#4
p19:43 am, 14 Dec 11

Plus eleventy million for using this land for what it is zoned.

I am actually in favour of land only being able to be rezoned if it is owned by the government…

#5
shadow boxer10:52 am, 14 Dec 11

Deref said :

Truffle56 said :

Got on them. It is about time the ACT government got the unambiguous message that resident are sick of developers running this city be they football clubs or Catholic churches or just the usual speculators we seem to have acquired since they realised that Canberra was there for the taking.If they are given the land for the purpose and then don’t need it then they should give it back. It is not theirs to sell or use in another way.

The ACT government is slowly chewing up all our green space, Now we hear that Campbell is going to lose its only decent open space to a massive development. Shame on the ACT government. They are custodians, not owners – this is not their land to do what they want and they can’t hide behind sham ‘consultations’ any more. Enough is enough. They need to learn to balance your budget with what they have – you sell land off once it is gone forever.

+1 to all that.

I suspect that if there was a political party espousing those policies it’d do very well in the local elections.

I doubt it, the Labor party has cut the grass of the Libs by getting in bed with the developers and they simply trot out the rabid green folks as cover when the heat gets turned up.

Clever politics but it has led to a Canberra that used to have the countries best schools, hospitals and recreation facilities now having the countries worst.

#6
rosscoact11:56 am, 14 Dec 11

Come on people, try to think instead of just believing everything you hear from people with agendas.

A cursory glance at the Territory Plan shows that this land is not community and probably never was. It is accommodation and leisure. It says that “This Zone provides for indoor entertainment and recreation facilities, clubs, drink establishments, restaurants and commercial accommodation. Limited shops, residential, and non-retail commercial and community uses may also be included.”

Further reading shows that the only restriction on built form is “To ensure that buildings are compatible with the built form, siting and scale of development in adjacent areas” that’s it.

So this blathering about community uses is just so much obfuscation. It’s never been a community use or green space, it was and is a club i.e. a commercial business.

#7
dpm12:11 pm, 14 Dec 11

rosscoact said :

So this blathering about community uses is just so much obfuscation. It’s never been a community use or green space, it was and is a club i.e. a commercial business.

Yes, but haven’t you seen the ads etc? Clubs (and pokies) are there for the community!! ;-)

#8
alaninoz12:26 pm, 14 Dec 11

rosscoact said :

“This Zone provides for indoor entertainment and recreation facilities, clubs, drink establishments, restaurants and commercial accommodation. Limited shops, residential, and non-retail commercial and community uses may also be included.”

So this blathering about community uses is just so much obfuscation. It’s never been a community use or green space, it was and is a club i.e. a commercial business.

And should remain so. 150 units doesn’t sound like “Limited shops, residential, and non-retail commercial and community uses…”

#9
chewy141:23 pm, 14 Dec 11

Leisure and Accomodation zone isn’t community facilities but it sure as hell isn’t 150 residential units either.
This is simply another money grab.

#10
rosscoact3:12 pm, 14 Dec 11

dpm said :

rosscoact said :

So this blathering about community uses is just so much obfuscation. It’s never been a community use or green space, it was and is a club i.e. a commercial business.

Yes, but haven’t you seen the ads etc? Clubs (and pokies) are there for the community!! ;-)

LOL my mistake

#11
jeremywilcox9:06 pm, 15 Dec 11

truffle56: Campbel has about 7 kids parks, at least 3 reserves, anzac park, a massive double community oval, green space galore between streets, legacy park, anzac park, the massive expanse of ovals at rmc and duntroon nearby, mount ainslie next door the lake just down the road, and you are moaning about losing its only decent open space? c’mon.

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