Linq landslide fears close a lane on Eastern Valley Way

By 5 June, 2013 5

Just this Saturday I drove past the Linq development in Belconnen and thought to myself “that’s an unusual loose earth work holding up that crane”.

The ABC has the news that a lane of Eastern Valley Way has now had to be closed for fear it will give way:

WorkSafe has shut the northbound lane of Eastern Valley Way between College Street and Cameron Avenue in Belconnen after engineers advice that the road might give way.

The road has been compromised by a landslip at the $80 million Linq apartment complex construction site on Monday.

Dean Hall from the Construction Forestry Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) says it will be huge job to fix.

“I don’t know how they can make the road safe on the Eastern Valley Way side without battering that back in on Eastern Valley Way,” he said.

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5 Responses to Linq landslide fears close a lane on Eastern Valley Way
#1
HiddenDragon11:16 am, 05 Jun 13

Most interesting – can’t wait to hear from the pro-development/anti-NIMBY cheer-squad on this one.

I don’t suppose this is quite the sort of thing Mr Barr was hoping to “kick start” with yesterday’s announcements about property rates and taxes.

#2
HiddenDragon12:04 pm, 05 Jun 13

Crickets still chirping.

#3
DrKoresh12:23 pm, 05 Jun 13

HiddenDragon said :

Most interesting – can’t wait to hear from the pro-development/anti-NIMBY cheer-squad on this one.

Ok, how about “s*** happens”? And just because s*** sometimes happens doesn’t mean we should never make new developments.

#4
HiddenDragon12:58 pm, 05 Jun 13

DrKoresh said :

HiddenDragon said :

Most interesting – can’t wait to hear from the pro-development/anti-NIMBY cheer-squad on this one.

Ok, how about “s*** happens”? And just because s*** sometimes happens doesn’t mean we should never make new developments.

There are more than a few people in this town being paid rather good money to ensure that foreseeable merde does not happen.

#5
Mothy1:11 pm, 11 Jul 13

So can someone explain to my why what was done at the Linq apartments in Belconnen is different from the massive two-story tall sheer cut done at the back of a Thynne Street development (At the top of Eardley Street)?

Is it just they’ve done little to antagonize the CMFEU?

Am just glad not to be one of the owners of the Lincoln townhouses at the top of the cut.

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