Skip to content Skip to main navigation

News

Sponsored by Chamberlains - complete legal services for business

Townsend Place closing at night because we’re filthy grubs

By johnboy - 4 May 2012 30

townsend place

Territory and Municipal Services are warning that they’re going to have to close Townsend Place in Belconnen at night to try and ward off the disgusting illegal dumpers.

The ACT Government wishes to advise that Townsend Place at the intersection with Aikman Drive in Belconnen will be closed between sunset and sunrise from Monday 7 May 2012.

The closure is to prevent illegal dumping and vandalism of John Knight Memorial park and the surrounding area.

In a perfect world we’d catch them and punish them until they stopped.


View Larger Map

What’s Your opinion?


Please login to post your comments
30 Responses to
Townsend Place closing at night because we’re filthy grubs
1
dvaey 11:20 am
04 May 12
#

Now the rubbish will be dumped in front of the gate instead ..

Report this comment

2
Mysteryman 11:33 am
04 May 12
#

Well that sucks. Dammit I hate bogans. They are why we can’t have nice things.

Report this comment

3
EvanJames 12:07 pm
04 May 12
#

Mysteryman said :

Well that sucks. Dammit I hate bogans. They are why we can’t have nice things.

pretty much. Seems to be a growing segment of society with no stake in society, no engagement or identification with it.

We need a war.

Report this comment

4
Thumper 12:27 pm
04 May 12
#

It’s a funny beats this illegal dumping, especailly when it is so easy to fix.

Have some coppers hang around until they catch someone. Fine them, oh, $20,000 and make sure it is splashed all over the pages of every newspaper, website, whatever, in Canberra.

People will get the message.

Report this comment

5
RandomGit 1:32 pm
04 May 12
#

In a perfect world we’d catch them and punish them until they stopped.

+1

Report this comment

6
Mysteryman 1:43 pm
04 May 12
#

EvanJames said :

Mysteryman said :

Well that sucks. Dammit I hate bogans. They are why we can’t have nice things.

pretty much. Seems to be a growing segment of society with no stake in society, no engagement or identification with it.

We need a war.

Along those lines… I often think that compulsory military service for those in the 18-25 age range. A 6 or 12 month stint in the military, where upon completion you are entitled to certain rights (like the right to vote). I think it would do a lot for teaching people to respect others, themselves, and the country we live in.

I know a lot of people would disagree with the idea, but it seems to work quite well in Scandinavian countries, as well as places like Austria, Israel and Switzerland. Food for thought, I suppose.

Report this comment

7
ThisIsAName 1:59 pm
04 May 12
#

Thumper said :

It’s a funny beats this illegal dumping, especailly when it is so easy to fix.

Have some coppers hang around until they catch someone. Fine them, oh, $20,000 and make sure it is splashed all over the pages of every newspaper, website, whatever, in Canberra. People will get the message.

I rang ACT policing about some dumping a few years ago & the officer said outright “we don’t touch illegal dumping”. This was despite having photographic evidence of the dumpers in action. It is easier to install a gate than have a City Rangers patrol in the hope of catching someone.

From the PDF:
“Illegal dumping of litter has been recognised as an issue in the ACT.”

How many years of dumping complaints did that take?

Report this comment

8
p1 2:11 pm
04 May 12
#

Mysteryman said :

EvanJames said :

Mysteryman said :

Well that sucks. Dammit I hate bogans. They are why we can’t have nice things.

pretty much. Seems to be a growing segment of society with no stake in society, no engagement or identification with it.

We need a war.

Along those lines… I often think that compulsory military service for those in the 18-25 age range. A 6 or 12 month stint in the military, where upon completion you are entitled to certain rights (like the right to vote). I think it would do a lot for teaching people to respect others, themselves, and the country we live in.

I know a lot of people would disagree with the idea, but it seems to work quite well in Scandinavian countries, as well as places like Austria, Israel and Switzerland. Food for thought, I suppose.

Yup, cause no one who did National Service ever committed a antisocial act.

Report this comment

9
p1 2:16 pm
04 May 12
#

ThisIsAName said :

I rang ACT policing about some dumping a few years ago & the officer said outright “we don’t touch illegal dumping”. This was despite having photographic evidence of the dumpers in action.

Your mistake was reporting someone littering. You should have rung the police and reported seeing “suspicious looking” (possibly middle eastern) people dumping placing a “suspicious package”, and that you think it might be a road side bomb.

Report this comment

10
shirty_bear 2:22 pm
04 May 12
#

Lazy kneejerk reaction by a witless, unmotivated administration … how great the folly to think that dumpers won’t just head elsewhere.

This sort of lazy bureaucracy drives me spare, mainly because there doesn’t seem to be thing one we can do about it. Well, not in real time, or anything approaching it.

Report this comment

11
Mysteryman 2:41 pm
04 May 12
#

p1 said :

Mysteryman said :

EvanJames said :

Mysteryman said :

Well that sucks. Dammit I hate bogans. They are why we can’t have nice things.

pretty much. Seems to be a growing segment of society with no stake in society, no engagement or identification with it.

We need a war.

Along those lines… I often think that compulsory military service for those in the 18-25 age range. A 6 or 12 month stint in the military, where upon completion you are entitled to certain rights (like the right to vote). I think it would do a lot for teaching people to respect others, themselves, and the country we live in.

I know a lot of people would disagree with the idea, but it seems to work quite well in Scandinavian countries, as well as places like Austria, Israel and Switzerland. Food for thought, I suppose.

Yup, cause no one who did National Service ever committed a antisocial act.

Did I say that the result would be no more antisocial acts? No. I did not. Don’t be an idiot.

Report this comment

12
PBO 2:54 pm
04 May 12
#

p1 said :

Mysteryman said :

EvanJames said :

Mysteryman said :

Well that sucks. Dammit I hate bogans. They are why we can’t have nice things.

pretty much. Seems to be a growing segment of society with no stake in society, no engagement or identification with it.

We need a war.

Along those lines… I often think that compulsory military service for those in the 18-25 age range. A 6 or 12 month stint in the military, where upon completion you are entitled to certain rights (like the right to vote). I think it would do a lot for teaching people to respect others, themselves, and the country we live in.

I know a lot of people would disagree with the idea, but it seems to work quite well in Scandinavian countries, as well as places like Austria, Israel and Switzerland. Food for thought, I suppose.

Yup, cause no one who did National Service ever committed a antisocial act.

I agree that compulsary military service could not hurt the issue at all, and i also agree with your reasoning as military service does teach you respect and dicipline as well as consequence.

Mysteryman, have you done any service? I’m not having a go at you but I think you will find that there is a much lower rate of criminal acts committed by ex service people. I am not saying that it does not happen but it certainly happens less often.

Report this comment

13
Holditz 3:12 pm
04 May 12
#

Mysteryman said :

They are why we can’t have nice things.

That’s the problem. We have too many “nice things”.

Report this comment

14
p1 3:12 pm
04 May 12
#

Mysteryman said :

p1 said :

Mysteryman said :

EvanJames said :

Mysteryman said :

Well that sucks. Dammit I hate bogans. They are why we can’t have nice things.

pretty much. Seems to be a growing segment of society with no stake in society, no engagement or identification with it.

We need a war.

Along those lines… I often think that compulsory military service for those in the 18-25 age range. A 6 or 12 month stint in the military, where upon completion you are entitled to certain rights (like the right to vote). I think it would do a lot for teaching people to respect others, themselves, and the country we live in.

I know a lot of people would disagree with the idea, but it seems to work quite well in Scandinavian countries, as well as places like Austria, Israel and Switzerland. Food for thought, I suppose.

Yup, cause no one who did National Service ever committed a antisocial act.

Did I say that the result would be no more antisocial acts? No. I did not. Don’t be an idiot.

Why not, everyone else on the internet is an idiot. I actually think that a suitably well thought out system such as a few of the countries you mentioned have could be of enormous benefit to our country – but throwing the suggestion out as a one liner in response to illegal dumping is pretty idiotic too.

Report this comment

15
Deref 5:31 pm
04 May 12
#

EvanJames said :

Mysteryman said :

Well that sucks. Dammit I hate bogans. They are why we can’t have nice things.

pretty much. Seems to be a growing segment of society with no stake in society, no engagement or identification with it.

We need a war.

A war on bogans? Now that’s a war I could get behind!

Report this comment

Related Articles

CBR Tweets

Sign up to our newsletter

Top
Copyright © 2016 Riot ACT Holdings Pty Ltd. All rights reserved.

Search across the site