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The Arboretum – a housing estate?

By 7 March 2014 77

Apparently there are to be houses among the trees in the Arboretum? (I just caught a quote on ABC 7.30). The reporter said “among” the trees – did he mean “an estate next to” the Arboretum? Surely the Arboretum isn’t going to have houses actually within its treed area? If so, well, was that Jon Stanhope exceeding his PB on dodgy developer deals? Does anyone have the facts?

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77 Responses to The Arboretum – a housing estate?
#1
dungfungus8:19 am, 08 Mar 14

My guess is that these will be for the elite, deep thinking people in our midst who will meditate in them.
The arboretum is becoming less of an arboretum and more of a theme park every day.
I wish they would adopt that pointless Siev X “memorial” at Weston Park.
It would fit well.

#2
Roundhead898:55 am, 08 Mar 14

dungfungus said :

I wish they would adopt that pointless Siev X “memorial” at Weston Park.
It would fit well.

Remarkable how Labor put up this memorial to the single asylum seeker sinking which happened under the Howard government, yet there have been no memorials to the many sinkings and drownings of queue-jumpers which happened under Gillard and Rudd.

Then again, we are well used to hypocrisy and duplicity by the Left and their sympathisers.

#3
Deref9:23 am, 08 Mar 14

If there’s a buck to be made, then I suspect the answer is “yes”.

#4
Antagonist10:14 am, 08 Mar 14

Bird houses (nesting boxes) or possum houses perhaps?

#5
Spiral11:06 am, 08 Mar 14

I would imagine it is yet another example of quality ABC reporting and the reporter is confused about where Molonglo is located

#6
tommy1:55 pm, 08 Mar 14

Supposedly there will be a hotel (“enviro hotel”)

#7
Queen_of_the_Bun2:06 pm, 08 Mar 14

Facts to back this up please Masquara – claiming to have “caught a quote on ABC 7.30″ without any back up is plain and simple trolling.

#8
farq5:50 pm, 08 Mar 14

Imagine how many 400m2 blocks with big houses you could CRAM into the arboretum.

#9
dungfungus6:28 pm, 08 Mar 14

tommy said :

Supposedly there will be a hotel (“enviro hotel”)

Yurts?

#10
Masquara12:59 am, 09 Mar 14

Queen_of_the_Bun said :

Facts to back this up please Masquara – claiming to have “caught a quote on ABC 7.30″ without any back up is plain and simple trolling.

Oh just shut the f up, a**-hat Queen of the Bun! I was ASKING for information and clearly stated that I had caught a moment on-air and didn’t have the full story. You’re doing the trolling.

#11
Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd8:14 am, 09 Mar 14

Masquara said :

Queen_of_the_Bun said :

Facts to back this up please Masquara – claiming to have “caught a quote on ABC 7.30″ without any back up is plain and simple trolling.

Oh just shut the f up, a**-hat Queen of the Bun! I was ASKING for information and clearly stated that I had caught a moment on-air and didn’t have the full story. You’re doing the trolling.

Maskybaby, never missing a opportunity to take a unsubstantiated cheap shot at anything labor…

#12
Queen_of_the_Bun9:55 am, 09 Mar 14

Masquara said :

Queen_of_the_Bun said :

Facts to back this up please Masquara – claiming to have “caught a quote on ABC 7.30″ without any back up is plain and simple trolling.

Oh just shut the f up, a**-hat Queen of the Bun! I was ASKING for information and clearly stated that I had caught a moment on-air and didn’t have the full story. You’re doing the trolling.

Sorry, did I hit a nerve?

Maybe that’s because you know in your heart that you were not asking for information, you were putting a misleading statement out in the public domain and asking people to demolish it.

I wasn’t watching 7.30 on Friday night – but I think somehow that if there was such a great story around about a housing estate in the Arboretum, it would have been picked up by now by ABC 666 or the Canberra Times by now.

Thanks for the swearing though – that’s always the moment when a troll loses the argument.

#13
Queen_of_the_Bun9:56 am, 09 Mar 14

Queen_of_the_Bun said :

Masquara said :

Queen_of_the_Bun said :

Facts to back this up please Masquara – claiming to have “caught a quote on ABC 7.30″ without any back up is plain and simple trolling.

Oh just shut the f up, a**-hat Queen of the Bun! I was ASKING for information and clearly stated that I had caught a moment on-air and didn’t have the full story. You’re doing the trolling.

Sorry, did I hit a nerve?

Maybe that’s because you know in your heart that you were not asking for information, you were putting a misleading statement out in the public domain and asking people to demolish it.

I wasn’t watching 7.30 on Friday night – but I think somehow that if there was such a great story around about a housing estate in the Arboretum, it would have been picked up by now by ABC 666 or the Canberra Times by now.

Thanks for the swearing though – that’s always the moment when a troll loses the argument.

One too many “by nows” I know. Must do better next time.

#14
Queen_of_the_Bun11:20 am, 09 Mar 14

Interesting moderation policy – the OP swears at me in the early hours of the morning and gets through moderation. I respond without swearing at a sober hour of the day and my comment is still awaiting moderation two hours later.

#15
Jazz11:25 am, 09 Mar 14

thats the advantage of being the OP. you on the other hand, had to wait til i got back from taking my son fishing

#16
Masquara11:42 am, 09 Mar 14

Queen_of_the_Bun said :

Interesting moderation policy – the OP swears at me in the early hours of the morning and gets through moderation. I respond without swearing at a sober hour of the day and my comment is still awaiting moderation two hours later.

In the immortal words of Sarah Hanson-Young – diddums! Your post was actually very aggressive, wasn’t intended to achieve anything or answer the original question and enlighten Canberrans about what’s happening at the Arboretum, hence the response in kind.

#17
Masquara11:45 am, 09 Mar 14

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Masquara said :

Queen_of_the_Bun said :

Facts to back this up please Masquara – claiming to have “caught a quote on ABC 7.30″ without any back up is plain and simple trolling.

Oh just shut the f up, a**-hat Queen of the Bun! I was ASKING for information and clearly stated that I had caught a moment on-air and didn’t have the full story. You’re doing the trolling.

Maskybaby, never missing a opportunity to take a unsubstantiated cheap shot at anything labor…

Actually I think there would be bipartisan developer madness anywhere in Canberra if the local council were to be let loose. If not tripartisan – Rattenbury doesn’t seem to have much cred on town planning outcomes.

#18
Queen_of_the_Bun12:39 pm, 09 Mar 14

Masquara said :

Queen_of_the_Bun said :

Interesting moderation policy – the OP swears at me in the early hours of the morning and gets through moderation. I respond without swearing at a sober hour of the day and my comment is still awaiting moderation two hours later.

In the immortal words of Sarah Hanson-Young – diddums! Your post was actually very aggressive, wasn’t intended to achieve anything or answer the original question and enlighten Canberrans about what’s happening at the Arboretum, hence the response in kind.

Has anyone been able to enlighten Canberrans about what may or may not be happening at the Arboretum based on your original post? No, because your post was simply aimed at scaring people about something that is not happening.

If you find being asked for facts to back up your posts aggressive, well, I’m so sorry that you find being asked to verify your claims offensive. Has anyone else on this thread told another poster to STFU or called them a rude name? No, because everyone else can back up their arguments without resorting to name calling.

#19
Queen_of_the_Bun12:42 pm, 09 Mar 14

Jazz said :

thats the advantage of being the OP. you on the other hand, had to wait til i got back from taking my son fishing

Hope you both caught fish – will my other comments actually get posted now? And can I just go onto posts where I am the OP and swear at other people, safe from moderation?

And will OPs just get away with saying “I think I heard last night that Tony Abbott shagged a goat – can anyone provide evidence for or against” and that’s okay for RA?

#20
Queen_of_the_Bun12:44 pm, 09 Mar 14

Masquara said :

Queen_of_the_Bun said :

Facts to back this up please Masquara – claiming to have “caught a quote on ABC 7.30″ without any back up is plain and simple trolling.

Oh just shut the f up, a**-hat Queen of the Bun! I was ASKING for information and clearly stated that I had caught a moment on-air and didn’t have the full story. You’re doing the trolling.

Hope the Berocca has kicked in….must have been quite a night on the vino…..

#21
Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd12:48 pm, 09 Mar 14

Masquara said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Masquara said :

Queen_of_the_Bun said :

Facts to back this up please Masquara – claiming to have “caught a quote on ABC 7.30″ without any back up is plain and simple trolling.

Oh just shut the f up, a**-hat Queen of the Bun! I was ASKING for information and clearly stated that I had caught a moment on-air and didn’t have the full story. You’re doing the trolling.

Maskybaby, never missing a opportunity to take a unsubstantiated cheap shot at anything labor…

Actually I think there would be bipartisan developer madness anywhere in Canberra if the local council were to be let loose. If not tripartisan – Rattenbury doesn’t seem to have much cred on town planning outcomes.

Normally everything you think, it is wrong.

#22
bundah1:44 pm, 09 Mar 14

Masquara said :

Queen_of_the_Bun said :

Interesting moderation policy – the OP swears at me in the early hours of the morning and gets through moderation. I respond without swearing at a sober hour of the day and my comment is still awaiting moderation two hours later.

In the immortal words of Sarah Hanson-Young – diddums! Your post was actually very aggressive, wasn’t intended to achieve anything or answer the original question and enlighten Canberrans about what’s happening at the Arboretum, hence the response in kind.

I agree with Masquara on this one. Given that there was absolutely nothing wrong with the article she posted, and her question legitimate, there was no need for Queen of the Bun to get on her high horse.

Besides compared to some of the personal insults that aren’t modded this one was quite tame by comparison, my Queen….

#23
Jazz3:01 pm, 09 Mar 14

OPs get modded too. Just after the fact unless automod kicks in for certain words or phrases.

No fish :( just a clam

#24
Queen_of_the_Bun3:29 pm, 09 Mar 14

Jazz said :

OPs get modded too. Just after the fact unless automod kicks in for certain words or phrases.

No fish :( just a clam

Shame about the fish. Also still confused about the time difference in posts appearing – eg my complaint about being moderated was posted in real time hours before my original posts. Otherwise I would not have complained about the moderating.

#25
Masquara3:42 pm, 09 Mar 14

I thought there was a large 7.30 audience on Riotact – the Friday edition, anyway. Looks as though no-one here saw the entire item. As I said, I caught the tail end, hence my request for information from anyone who knows. And I stand by my Stanhope reference – his dodgy behaviour is all over the record.

#26
Masquara3:44 pm, 09 Mar 14

Queen_of_the_Bun said :

And can I just go onto posts where I am the OP and swear at other people, safe from moderation?

Probably. Depends on any longstanding aggro, excessive anonymity, identity changes and trolling record I guess.

#27
c_c™3:54 pm, 09 Mar 14

Masquara said :

I thought there was a large 7.30 audience on Riotact – the Friday edition, anyway. Looks as though no-one here saw the entire item. As I said, I caught the tail end, hence my request for information from anyone who knows. And I stand by my Stanhope reference – his dodgy behaviour is all over the record.

I watch the first story if I’m near a TV and that’s it these days. 7.30ACT ‘s production is abysmal these days. So many interesting things they could do too.

#28
Queen_of_the_Bun4:14 pm, 09 Mar 14

Masquara said :

I thought there was a large 7.30 audience on Riotact – the Friday edition, anyway. Looks as though no-one here saw the entire item. As I said, I caught the tail end, hence my request for information from anyone who knows. And I stand by my Stanhope reference – his dodgy behaviour is all over the record.

Who has made any comment about your Stanhope reference?

#29
Queen_of_the_Bun4:23 pm, 09 Mar 14

bundah said :

Masquara said :

Queen_of_the_Bun said :

Interesting moderation policy – the OP swears at me in the early hours of the morning and gets through moderation. I respond without swearing at a sober hour of the day and my comment is still awaiting moderation two hours later.

In the immortal words of Sarah Hanson-Young – diddums! Your post was actually very aggressive, wasn’t intended to achieve anything or answer the original question and enlighten Canberrans about what’s happening at the Arboretum, hence the response in kind.

I agree with Masquara on this one. Given that there was absolutely nothing wrong with the article she posted, and her question legitimate, there was no need for Queen of the Bun to get on her high horse.

Besides compared to some of the personal insults that aren’t modded this one was quite tame by comparison, my Queen….

I disagree that my initial comment warranted me being called an a**hat and being told to STFU. I find Masquara unnecessarily aggressive and offensive in most of his/her posts, but don’t think I have ever sworn at a fellow Rioter, even at 1am.

#30
UCI_carpetbagger5:44 pm, 09 Mar 14

Is this the program Masquara had in mind?
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-03-08/john-mackay-reflects/5308062

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