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Liberal dreams for Erindale

By johnboy - 11 September 2012 45

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Bear in mind that the Liberal road for electoral success runs through Tuggeranong when you consider their latest policy of improvements to Erindale:

ACT Opposition Leader Zed Seselja and ACT Shadow Urban Services Minister Alistair Coe announced today that if elected, a Canberra Liberals Government will immediately improve the look of Gartside Street in Erindale through better landscaping, footpaths and dozens of car parks, and will undertake further studies to identify additional cark parks.

Mr Seselja said this commitment is an important part of the Canberra Liberals’ plan to provide thousands more parking spaces across the ACT, and to clean up Canberra.

“Under the ACT Labor Government, Erindale’s parking needs have been ignored and local businesses have suffered as a result,” Mr Seselja said.

“That’s why if elected, a Canberra Liberals Government will immediately add more parking spaces to Gartside Street in Erindale, and undertake a comprehensive study for more parking in the centre.

“We’ll also improve the overall look of Gartside Street through better landscaping and footpaths. The total cost of this policy is $225,000, and will come from our already announced $700 million roads and parking package,” Mr Seselja concluded.

[Images provided by Zed’s office and collaged by me.]

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45 Responses to
Liberal dreams for Erindale
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colourful sydney rac 11:34 am
11 Sep 12
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from the pic it looks lilke a good policy. 5 new carparks, half a dozen more trees and a handfull of ghosts.

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Sammy 11:37 am
11 Sep 12
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I don’t normally agree with much that Zed and his team say, but Gartside Street in Erindale is an abysmal eyesore.

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Sammy 11:38 am
11 Sep 12
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Having said that, who owns the land that Zed is talking about improving?

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futto 11:42 am
11 Sep 12
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As someone who sometimes likes a bit of take way every now and again, I can attest to the nightmare that is Erindale at 6pm on Friday nights.

Cars and people everywhere, no parks, no visibility and piles of dirt everywhere. It’s ugly and been getting worse every year as more and more food outlets consolidate in that strip.

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Keijidosha 11:50 am
11 Sep 12
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Interesting that the Libs claim they can renovate Gartside Street, providing more parking, better footpaths and improve landscaping for $225k. This says one of two things: Either they haven’t done their sums or Labor have been totally irresponsible in awarding roadwork contracts.

For comparison, Labor stumped up $165k last year to ‘improve’ an intersection in Belconnen, which consisted of nothing more than minor modification of two curbs and remarking some white lines.

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DrKoresh 11:55 am
11 Sep 12
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As an Erindale local I can attest to the s***tiness of Gartside st. That being said, a lot of the problem is the traffic there. Not only does everyone seem to drive like a psychopath in Erindale, the flow of traffic is poorly managed. I’m not sure adding more room on for cars will help unless they also tidy up the road, so that everyone can move about freely.

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bikhet 12:22 pm
11 Sep 12
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DrKoresh said :

As an Erindale local I can attest to the s***tiness of Gartside st. That being said, a lot of the problem is the traffic there. Not only does everyone seem to drive like a psychopath in Erindale, the flow of traffic is poorly managed. I’m not sure adding more room on for cars will help unless they also tidy up the road, so that everyone can move about freely.

Agreed. Make Gartside Street a one-way street for a start.

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Russ 12:24 pm
11 Sep 12
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colourful sydney racing identity said :

from the pic it looks lilke a good policy. 5 new carparks.

Correction: Prius-only carparks. Which I must say is a rather innovative and progressive policy.

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arescarti42 12:47 pm
11 Sep 12
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I’m totally unfamiliar with the area, but I’d wonder what putting forward facing angle parking on what appears to be a fairly narrow and very busy road, would do to traffic flow and safety.

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Paul0075 12:59 pm
11 Sep 12
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I think it’s good they’re looking at an upgrade to Gartside St. But I would like to see this extended to other local shopping precincts in the ACT. There are several that look worse than Erindale, including Hackett, Watson, Downer. It’s been a while since I was last saw them, but I remember Lyons, Kambah and Curtin also looking pretty ordinary too

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chewy14 1:01 pm
11 Sep 12
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Looks good.

Gartside St is an absolute joke at the moment and definitely could do with some fixing.

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goggles13 1:19 pm
11 Sep 12
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“further studies to identify additional cark parks”

so are they expecting people to die in the street?

the whole erindale area is a mess and as a local, I hate going there.

the only solution is to blow up the entire precinct and start again.

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Jungle Jim 1:29 pm
11 Sep 12
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arescarti42 said :

I’m totally unfamiliar with the area, but I’d wonder what putting forward facing angle parking on what appears to be a fairly narrow and very busy road, would do to traffic flow and safety.

Looks to me like their planning on replacing that dirt / grassed area between the existing car parks and the street with these angled parks. People park on them already (explaining the state of them) and there’s still nowhere near enough parking there around dinner time most nights.

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colourful sydney rac 1:29 pm
11 Sep 12
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arescarti42 said :

I’m totally unfamiliar with the area, but I’d wonder what putting forward facing angle parking on what appears to be a fairly narrow and very busy road, would do to traffic flow and safety.

+1

The area needs a major overhaul not tinkering around the edges.

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steele_blade 3:06 pm
11 Sep 12
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arescarti42 said :

I’m totally unfamiliar with the area, but I’d wonder what putting forward facing angle parking on what appears to be a fairly narrow and very busy road, would do to traffic flow and safety.

I’m a local and you are right, that would be an exciting Saturday night out. You need a head on a swivel crossing the street or driving down there if you want to survive.

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