The Canberra Times brings word on the latest boneheaded stoush with the Department of Territory And Municipal Services (TAMS) and traders in Civic who’ve been putting displays and merchandise out in front of their stores.
TAMS sound moderately admirable when they say a permit needs to be obtained before taking appropriating the commons that is City Walk. Until it turns out that they don’t issue permits for these purposes.
Apparently they’re working on getting out a new draft policy next month. Perhaps it might be best not to crack down with a new interpretation of existing policy until the new policy is complete?