The Liberals’ Vicki Dunne appears to be passing the time by going back through old Stanhope government initiatives and checking to see how they’ve worked out. As useful a pastime as any for an opposition one supposes.
Today the subject of complaint is the Jerrbomberra Wetlands. Where the Molonglo slouches into Lake Burley Griffin.
Apparently it’s no place to push a pram and infested with noxious weeds, but remains home to internationally threatened migratory birds.
The point of political grievance is a three year old draft management plan for the site which remains resolutely in draft status.
I think Vicki jumps the shark with her tourism push though:
“As Dr Phillips has pointed out, the Jerrabomberra Wetlands could be a significant tourist destination, easily accessible from anywhere in Canberra’s central environs. But it seems the government considers it out of sight out of mind.
C’mon please. What potential tourist is going to go through the guide books and say “Hmmm, grand canyon…. angkor wat… the amazon jungle… no bugger them all, I’m going to check out the Jerrabomberra Wetlands in Canberra!”