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Zed Seselja wonders why Labor won’t give Lanyon Valley a pool

By 27 February 2013 24

After Zed’s victorious campaign against the Pogos over the weekend he has now turned his mighty gaze onto the residents of Lanyon Valley and is wondering why Labor hasn’t given them a pool yet.

In the Assembly today, Mr Seselja will call on the ACT Labor Government to outline when they will develop more community facilities for the Lanyon Valley residents.

“For too long the people of the Lanyon Valley have not had reasonable access to important community facilities like a pool, community meeting areas, a public library or recreational facilities,” said Mr Seselja.

At the 2012 election, following an extensive period of community engagement and feedback, the Canberra Liberals promised to build an indoor pool in Lanyon Valley.

The Government has been asking for Zed to step down from his committee roles after he defeated Senator Gary Humphries in the Canberra Liberals preselection contest. In a move that surprises exactly nobody, Zed seems to have decided not to listen to the Government and instead is doing whatever he wants.

Also why should he listen to them? They won’t even give Lanyon Valley a pool!

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24 Responses to Zed Seselja wonders why Labor won’t give Lanyon Valley a pool
#1
watto2311:12 am, 27 Feb 13

Obviously driving 5 minutes to tuggeranong or erindale pool is too much for Lanyonites? Or does Zed want to keep them in the lanyon valley as much as possible so they don’t leave?

#2
Girt_Hindrance11:48 am, 27 Feb 13

“Insert joke about repetitive use of spelling ‘Laynon’ here”

But seriously tho, perhaps Zed wants to donate his pay to the cause? Perhaps then the taxpayers may feel like we’re getting something out of it.

#3
Barcham11:55 am, 27 Feb 13

Girt_Hindrance said :

“Insert joke about repetitive use of spelling ‘Laynon’ here”

I did do well didn’t I? Somehow I managed to spell it correctly only in the tags…

#4
peitab12:36 pm, 27 Feb 13

And I’m wondering why Zed won’t give the people of Lanyon four years of representation in the Legislative Assembly…

#5
alum260012:43 pm, 27 Feb 13

nice work Zed, take the rest of the year off. oh wait…

#6
Mr Evil12:48 pm, 27 Feb 13

Zed – tackling the big issues, so you can all have a swim.

#7
CrocodileGandhi1:01 pm, 27 Feb 13

Terrible campaigning from Zed. If he’s going to win that Senate seat, he has to reference the incompetence of the Gillard Government in every local issue he gets involved in.

For example: “The people of Lanyon need a pool. Much like the pool of lies and deceit the Prime Minister finds herself wallowing in on a daily basis”.

#8
DrKoresh2:51 pm, 27 Feb 13

This is too rich. You’ve abandoned the electorate Zed, stop pretending to do your old job and piss off to Parliament already.

#9
peitab2:58 pm, 27 Feb 13

CrocodileGandhi said :

“The people of Lanyon need a pool. Much like the pool of lies and deceit the Prime Minister finds herself wallowing in on a daily basis”.

That doesn’t sound like the most appealing pool to swim in! If that’s our only option for a Lanyon pool, let’s blow the money on scratchie tickets instead.

#10
Thumper3:09 pm, 27 Feb 13

CrocodileGandhi said :

Terrible campaigning from Zed. If he’s going to win that Senate seat, he has to reference the incompetence of the Gillard Government in every local issue he gets involved in.

For example: “The people of Lanyon need a pool. Much like the pool of lies and deceit the Prime Minister finds herself wallowing in on a daily basis”.

Pay that man… :)

#11
Girt_Hindrance3:15 pm, 27 Feb 13

Thumper said :

CrocodileGandhi said :

Terrible campaigning from Zed. If he’s going to win that Senate seat, he has to reference the incompetence of the Gillard Government in every local issue he gets involved in.

For example: “The people of Lanyon need a pool. Much like the pool of lies and deceit the Prime Minister finds herself wallowing in on a daily basis”.

Pay that man… :)

Spot on, and way too much ammo for the Libs if it does get built, late and over-budget. “Just like the Federal Govt drowning in the depths of self-created, fiscally irresponsible economic turmoil blah blah blah…”

#12
andym3:52 pm, 27 Feb 13

“For too long the people of the Lanyon Valley have not had reasonable access to important community facilities like a pool, community meeting areas, a public library or recreational facilities,” said Mr Seselja.”

Has anyone from Lanyon Valley ever asked for these facilities? As Watto says the Tugg facilities are only 5 mins away – ditto for Erindale. I assumed everyone else was happy to go there like we do…..seems like “reasonable” access to me.

#13
Grail3:58 pm, 27 Feb 13

The folks in Lanyon are closer to Tidbinbilla and Tharwa than the rest of Canberra.

What is the current attendance at Tuggeranong Aquatic Centre? How much business will they lose if a pool/gym opens up in Lanyon?

#14
RedDogInCan9:55 pm, 27 Feb 13

Grail said :

The folks in Lanyon are closer to Tidbinbilla and Tharwa than the rest of Canberra.

And they are closer to the snow. I demand equal accessibility!

#15
KB19716:53 am, 28 Feb 13

andym said :

“For too long the people of the Lanyon Valley have not had reasonable access to important community facilities like a pool, community meeting areas, a public library or recreational facilities,” said Mr Seselja.”

Has anyone from Lanyon Valley ever asked for these facilities? As Watto says the Tugg facilities are only 5 mins away – ditto for Erindale. I assumed everyone else was happy to go there like we do…..seems like “reasonable” access to me.

It was new to me and I had not heard of it until the election, nor heard anyone talk of it since. I personally don’t think we need it, we have a community nursing centre and all the major stuff is in Tuggeranong. I would rather see the money go there for upgrades than wasting time & resources on building new stuff.

#16
miz7:18 am, 28 Feb 13

Seriously though Lanyon should at least have a library. Holt has one FFS.

#17
Duffbowl9:47 am, 28 Feb 13

A library may prove useful, and need only be a similar size to that at Kingston branch.
A pool? Why? We have two in Tuggeranong that can be accessed. Want Lanyonites to visit them? Fix the dodgy public transport issues.
Community meeting areas? I’d leverage the facilities available at the local club or at Mura.

I’d much rather see some cooperative consultation between the ACT, NSW and Federales about getting a decent road across the Brindabellas to Tumut,

#18
CrocodileGandhi9:56 am, 28 Feb 13

You can’t put a library in a pool. The books would get all wet.

#19
gazket10:04 am, 28 Feb 13

Lanyon residents can’t go Tuggeranong pool 3 minutes down the road. On this basis Hall has been waiting for a pool since 1911.

#20
dtc10:06 am, 28 Feb 13

CrocodileGandhi said :

You can’t put a library in a pool. The books would get all wet.

Yeah, but it might make swimming more interesting if you can read at the same time

#21
p110:06 am, 28 Feb 13

Demand for a pool in Lanyon Valley has probably been lower then you might think, cause they have much closer access to Point Hut Crossing (about ten minutes for a teenager on a pushie then most of the city. So the serious, vocal, segment of the community that you would normally hear on Today Tonight after a hot week in summer find something else to whinge about.

#22
Alderney12:59 pm, 28 Feb 13

Somebody needs to explain to Zed how this politics thing works. It’s not all branch stacks and shenanigans because you got staff on the management committee in the real world you know.

The way it works is this:

If you don’t vote for the government you don’t get, simple. Because, let’s face it, if you’re not going to vote for us, why should we do anything for you?

If you do vote for the government, you don’t get. Because, if you’re too stupid to change your vote and put us on a knife edge, we’re going to take you for granted; and you get nothing.

Now sod off and stop asking us for stuff.

#23
nsn1:56 pm, 28 Feb 13

p1 said :

Demand for a pool in Lanyon Valley has probably been lower then you might think, cause they have much closer access to Point Hut Crossing (about ten minutes for a teenager on a pushie then most of the city. So the serious, vocal, segment of the community that you would normally hear on Today Tonight after a hot week in summer find something else to whinge about.

Damn straight!

For too long the people of Canberra outside of the Lanyon Valley have not had reasonable access to rivers.

When are the Canberra Liberals going to commit to provide rivers and swimming holes for the neglected residents of the rest of Canberra?

I want my river!

#24
c_c™2:17 pm, 28 Feb 13

Smooth move Zed. I’ve got an idea for how you can serve the community, get out of the assembly and stop taking our money when you’re nothing more than a very lame duck MLA.

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