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Why no district signage for Gungahlin?

By nanzan - 15 April 2008 46

Can anyone out there explain why Gungahlin is the only district of Canberra that does not have district signs (to guide and welcome people into Gungahlin)? There are signs for the suburb of Gungahlin, but not for the district. All other districts (such as Tuggeranong, Weston Creek, Belconnen etc) have such signage at the entrances to the district, so why not Gungahlin?

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Why no district signage for Gungahlin?
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BenMac 10:29 am
15 Apr 08
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Also, why is there a sign for Moncrieff on Mirrabei Dr. There’s nothing there, nothing been built or prepared to be built.

What I found really strange was the “Guide to Belconnen” on Gundaroo Dr, but I think that may have been removed now.

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neanderthalsis 11:21 am
15 Apr 08
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I was under the impression that Gunghalin was one of those magical and mythical towns that don’t really exist, like Atlantis and Perth. if it doesn’t exist, no need to signpost it.

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CanberraResident 11:28 am
15 Apr 08
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I wonder … given there is actually a suburb called Gungahlin, as well as the district of Gungahlin, they are trying to avoid confusion. Tuggeranong has no suburb of the same name. Weston Creek is arguable. Woden has no suburb of same name. Maybe they’re just trying to avoid confusion with the actual suburb, or they’ve just plain forgotten. Just a hunch, not sure though.

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ant 11:47 am
15 Apr 08
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I can’t go to Gungahlin yet, as my canberra map doesn’t have it on.

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JD114 12:15 pm
15 Apr 08
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Because no-one outside Gungahlin gives a proverbial?

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CanberraResident 1:15 pm
15 Apr 08
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ant said :

I can’t go to Gungahlin yet, as my canberra map doesn’t have it on.

Ha! Time for an upgrade I think. $16.95 local servo. On second thoughts, it’s probably not worth the expense. Just wing it when next on the GDE …

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b2 1:31 pm
15 Apr 08
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Just pick up one of those free yellow pages mini directories they’ve been handing out at local supermarkets, it’s got a free map and everything.

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barney 1:34 pm
15 Apr 08
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b2 said :

Just pick up one of those free yellow pages mini directories they’ve been handing out at local supermarkets, it’s got a free map and everything.

What?

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Kramer 1:45 pm
15 Apr 08
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Gungahlin needs to earn its stripes before being declared as a district of Canberra. Fer christs sakes, they’ve only got two petrol stations!!!

…and my Canberra Street directory doesn’t show Gungahlin either!

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barney 1:48 pm
15 Apr 08
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Does anybody actually live in Mulanggarri? I’ve never heard of that suburb before.

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Meconium 1:50 pm
15 Apr 08
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I’m with CanberraResident – could be to avoid confusion. Belconnen has no suburb either does it? It’s Macquarie/Bruce afaik. Manuka is in Griffith, Jamison is in Macquarie, Tuggeranong is in Greenway, Woden is in Phillip.

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GnT 2:25 pm
15 Apr 08
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Belconnen does have a suburb called Belconnen, as well as it being the name of the wider area.

I thought they were called ‘towns’ not ‘districts’. Is there a formal name they’re supposed to be known as?

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Snahons_scv6_berlina 2:45 pm
15 Apr 08
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Sheez, does it really matter ?

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ant 2:53 pm
15 Apr 08
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CanberraResident said :

Ha! Time for an upgrade I think. $16.95 local servo. On second thoughts, it’s probably not worth the expense. Just wing it when next on the GDE …

errr, I haven’t been on the GDE yet, either. Not quite sure I even know where it is, or where it goes (except it evidently goes to Gunghalin). I think I might have seen a bit of it when trying to get to Calvary to see an ankle-cutter-upper, in 2006.

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Aurelius 2:54 pm
15 Apr 08
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Kramer,
It’s got 4, if one counts the Mitchell and Federation Square ones. Plus the fifth “ghost” one in Amaroo.

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