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Peace in our time on Green Square?

By 9 January 2014 10

After some argie bargy through the week Mayor Rattenbury has made a joint statement with the Kingston Traders on the vexed issue of returning the green grass to Green Square despite the best efforts of some in the bureaucracy to throw spanners in the works:

A meeting between ACT Government officials and representatives from the Kingston Traders Association has resulted in an agreement about the installation of raised grass areas at Green Square in Kingston, said Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Shane Rattenbury,today.

“I am pleased that TAMS has been able to reach agreement with the Kingston Traders Association who had asked the government to install the grassed areas in Green Square,” said Mr Rattenbury.

The Kingston Traders Association wrote to the government last year offering to pay for the installation and maintenance of grass in Green Square. The Chief Minister agreed to the proposal from the Association and asked TAMS to work with them on the project.

Pawl Cubbin, a spokesman for the Kingston Traders Association and part-owner of the buildinghousing Green Square’s newest pub, Little Brooklyn, is pleased with the breakthrough and thegovernment’s commitment to move forward quickly.

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10 Responses to Peace in our time on Green Square?
#1
davo1012:53 pm, 10 Jan 14

Peace in our time on Green Square?

Maybe, depends on how the traders react next week when they find out how much they’re going to have to stump up for ongoing maintenance.

#2
maxblues3:45 pm, 10 Jan 14

davo101 said :

Peace in our time on Green Square?

Maybe, depends on how the traders react next week when they find out how much they’re going to have to stump up for ongoing maintenance.

Yes, they will be digging trenches and fixing bayonets.

#3
c_c™3:50 pm, 10 Jan 14

maxblues said :

davo101 said :

Peace in our time on Green Square?

Maybe, depends on how the traders react next week when they find out how much they’re going to have to stump up for ongoing maintenance.

Yes, they will be digging trenches and fixing bayonets.

That takes care of the ground prep and the public art then.

#4
maxblues4:25 pm, 10 Jan 14

c_c™ said :

maxblues said :

davo101 said :

Peace in our time on Green Square?

Maybe, depends on how the traders react next week when they find out how much they’re going to have to stump up for ongoing maintenance.

Yes, they will be digging trenches and fixing bayonets.

That takes care of the ground prep and the public art then.

Some concertina wire wouldn’t be out of place.

#5
Thumper4:30 pm, 10 Jan 14

Peace in our time?

Next the Phoney War?

#6
IrishPete9:56 pm, 10 Jan 14

Thumper said :

Peace in our time?

Next the Phoney War?

If were the Polish Club I would be nervous.

IP

#7
Masquara1:40 pm, 11 Jan 14

Can someone other than TAMS do the grass? They’ll kill it!

#8
Pork Hunt4:28 pm, 11 Jan 14

IrishPete said :

Thumper said :

Peace in our time?

Next the Phoney War?

If were the Polish Club I would be nervous.

IP

Soon to be followed by the Dutch Club and the French Preschool.

PS
How many men does it take to defend Paris?
Not known, never been tried…

#9
rosscoact10:20 am, 31 Jan 14

Little Brooklyn now has a lovely smokers and spillover outdoor drinking area, they are the big winners out of this.

I wonder if they’ll have someone picking up the butts every morning or will it be a filthy ashtray sans spikey plants?

#10
Maya12311:49 am, 31 Jan 14

I remember when it was grass. It was boring, worn by feet and underused. I thought the ‘spiky’ plants were an improvement. They just needed a sculpture or two. Oh well, back to the bland grass. I hope it will be more used than in the past and better kept.

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