Monash Drive has been part of the National Capital Plan for many years now, threatening to cut off the suburbs of Ainslie & Hackett from their bushland backyard. The ABC reports that the National Capital Authority (NCA) is going to drop Monash Drive from the National Capital Plan, and as expected the Greens are jumping for joy.
As a keen mountain biker, I’m quite happy for the bushland around Mt Majura & Ainslie to remain intact. As a Canberra resident I feel that by dropping Monash Drive from the National Capital Plan they are removing an option for future transport routes through Canberra. As Majura Road and Majura Ave & Limestone Ave continue to see increased traffic, maybe we need to consider the Monash Drive option?