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2020 – Ideas for the future of Canberra

By barney 20 April 2008 130

I thought it might be an idea for people frequenting The-RiotACT to spill their beans on what visions, ideas or general thoughts
they may have about where Canberra should be, or is heading by the year 2020. I for one think automatically of greener and more sustainable public transport. Not that I am an ultra-green light-rail supporter, but it is something that I can that SHOULD be on the agenda for such a forward looking visionary and pro-active ideas-feast that is “The 2020 Summit”.

Or maybe you just saw Cate Blanchett in Manuka…

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Scott 12:43 am 27 Apr 08

As someone who works a retail job in the city area and who is a student – some form of parking scheme for employees who earn under a certain amount are not heavily penalised (I sometimes lose almost a quarter of my daily earnings just on parking). Ok, I know I shouldn’t drive – catch the bus etc and I wouldn’t have to worry about it – I did try it – ACTION, being ACTION didn’t show up on several occasions (or just drove on by because the bus was full) and I almost lost my job. I just don’t trust the public transport here enough when I MUST be somewhere ON TIME. Additionally, at Uni (UC), we only have the option of parking anywhere remotely close to campus in 3 hour zones – that means two lectures at two hours each = an additional weekly cost of 80 bucks in parking fines. It’s disgustingly strongly enforced also – parking inspectors drive on to the campus daily in their white vans and do the rounds – bloody vultures! Preying on students for extra revenue!

minime2 1:12 am 25 Apr 08

Oh the diversities of Rioting…

It seems there are a few new ideas around for this town, but the trouble is the old ones still do not work. Like the hospitals, the buses, the parking…

While most people choose to use the bus SYSTEM; most patients do not ‘choose’ to go into the hospital SYSTEM. But both services rely on absolute minimal staffing and product presentation. They are both Systems. Good service costs money. There are wards in hospitals here closed/ half shut, owing to lack of staff … no staff available? Pay rates that bad? Expectations way way too high!? Then look at the need for bus drivers at ACTION. Ever seen the process for getting hired there? No full time jobs to be had; just used and abused on the roster-fill-up system. As for the comment on light rail to your door … most ACTers still wouldn’t use it.

tom-tom 12:06 am 25 Apr 08

thumper, david barnett wrote that piece, you’d hardly expect a man so in love with the conservative ideology that he allowed himself to be cuckolded by John Howard for the better part fo a decade would have anything good to say about positive ideas for the future. Personally i just find him laughable and as far as i’m concerned david barnett being against something probably means its a good idea.

tap 4:14 pm 24 Apr 08

Thumper, now post all the positive ones. 😉

Thumper 3:40 pm 24 Apr 08

There’s an interesting opinion piece in the Canberra Times, a newspaper not noted for it’s love of anything Liberal.

Thumper 2:21 pm 24 Apr 08

I can post more and more except I couldn’t be bothered now 😉

tap 2:19 pm 24 Apr 08

Thumpers, no it just showed some randoms talking garbage. You seem to be clutching at straws now.

Thumper 11:36 am 24 Apr 08

Oh nothing, I just figured it showed some of the bias in the 2020 given hardy’s seething hatred of all things Liberal.

sepi 10:55 am 24 Apr 08

So what has Marieke done (except have a blog that other people have left bizarre comments on?)

Skidbladnir 9:58 am 24 Apr 08 for Marieke’s blog.


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