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We can’t even put lights up at Manuka without a ministerial call-in

By 8 August 2012 8

Simon Corbell has announced that rather than deal with the feral letter writers of the Inner South he’s calling in the paperwork to put lights up at Manuka Oval (paving the way for more and better cricket through summer).

Mr Corbell used his call-in powers to approve a development application to construct six lighting towers for television broadcasting and associated works including two sub-stations and associated cabling, and in addition 400 temporary seats.

“Manuka Oval is already home to several popular sporting matches every year including prominent AFL and cricket matches and this project would see an increased capacity for televised national and international sporting matches to take place under lights,” Mr Corbell said.

That’s a great planning system we’ve got where even simple things like this require call-in powers.

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8 Responses to We can’t even put lights up at Manuka without a ministerial call-in
#1
bundah3:32 pm, 08 Aug 12

Well one will have no trouble seeing the undulations in the footpath surrounding Manuka Oval at night. Whie it would suck to be a nearby tenant at least they could say that they’d finally seen the light!

#2
Gira26176:39 pm, 08 Aug 12

It will still take years to do. Opponents will appeal, and when they lose, they will appeal again, and delay and waste tax payers dollars for their own ends. Sound familiar?

#3
Gantz9:11 am, 09 Aug 12

They have already completed one of the two sub-stations at Manuka pool.

#4
rosscoact9:46 am, 09 Aug 12

It will be complete in the coming months in time for the 2013 cricket international one-dayers

#5
watto2310:23 am, 09 Aug 12

Yes the game is scheduled for Wednesday the 6th of February next year. Seriously the liughts would be used maybe 10 times max in a year. OK maybe a bit more if we got a big bash team. AFL will use them. surely the noise is more of an issue than the lights themselves.

#6
poetix11:06 am, 09 Aug 12

Good. It is quite ridiculous that a resource like that is not utilised to its full potential.

#7
Chop7112:11 pm, 09 Aug 12

Manuka will always have it’s limitations ….. time to move on and develop Bruce

#8
joingler10:52 am, 10 Aug 12

Although I don’t see the issue with the lights, I think this call in power is a very dangerous thing indeed.

I think that the minister should be required to put the call in proposal in front of the Legislative Assembly and try to get a majority vote. But then again, that would require the greens to have common sense and the libs to actually do something to benefit the community. Neither of which will happen anytime soon.

Ahhh, democracy. Can’t live with it, can’t live without it

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