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Abandoned petrol stations, won’t somebody think of the children?

By Barcham 10 April 2013 33

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Member for Molonglo Giulia Jones is planning on raising the pressing issue of the intense dangers of unused petrol stations today to the ACT Legislative Assembly.

Jones is scared that these abandoned buildings are causing stress and concern for local communities, which is brilliant. The only thing more pointless than stressing over an unused petrol station, is stressing over the possibility that others may stress over an unused petrol station.

Well done Jones.

“Abandoned petrol station sites at the heart of our local communities not only attract graffiti but also shame and embarrassment about how our local communities look,” Mrs Jones said today.

“Some of these sites have been left derelict for over a decade, and I question whether the Government is focused on ensuring these sites remain useful for the community.

“I have had many constituents raise with me their desire to see these sites redeveloped and today I will call on the government to release information to the community about what is being done to remedy the situation.

“Canberra parents want to be able to raise their children in clean and organised communities and the elderly want to feel pride in communities they have worked hard to develop, but these sites have become an eye sore and residents have had enough,” Mrs Jones concluded.

It’s nice to know Jones is keeping her gaze eyes on the big issues.

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zorro29 9:38 am 11 Apr 13

Pitchka said :

zorro29 said :

but i really do hate abandoned petrol stations. they do attract a slacker
also #eyesore

Zombies love abandoned servos.

damn right! i didn’t see that mentioned anywhere and is a pressing concern!

Spiral 8:48 am 11 Apr 13

Spitfire3 said :

Of course there’s more petrol stations in Kambah. Burnouts don’t grow on trees you know.

True, but I’ve seen a few burnouts end at trees!

magiccar9 8:04 am 11 Apr 13

Spitfire3 said :

Of course there’s more petrol stations in Kambah. Burnouts don’t grow on trees you know.

Wait wait wait. People in Kambah pay for petrol? I thought they just stole it cause the dole isn’t enough to cover ciggies, beer, junkfood for your little rats AND petrol. Gotta skimp on something.

Spitfire3 6:09 am 11 Apr 13

Of course there’s more petrol stations in Kambah. Burnouts don’t grow on trees you know.

TP 3000 10:51 pm 10 Apr 13

If people are so concerned about abandoned petrol stations & what will there children think. Come to Kambah, we have 2 petrol stations (double what the whole of Weston Creek has & 1/3 what the region of Gungahlin has). This includes one right across the road from Namadgi School, so concerned parents can show kids what a working petrol station looks like.

HiddenDragon 10:05 pm 10 Apr 13

This is clearly a case of market failure, and good on Giulia with a G for drawing the matter to public attention. My modest proposal is for ACT Government sponsored servos, in partnership with our beloved and notably entrepreneurial Brumbies and Raiders (Brumbies outlets in the inner North and inner South, Raiders for the boonies), staffed by wholesome, athletic young men attired in short shorts – which should, amongst other things, provide enough photo-opportunities to ensure bipartisan support and generous public funding.

Pork Hunt 10:00 pm 10 Apr 13

FioBla said :

Skidd Marx said :

Please add “somebody think of the children” to the ever-growing list of tired memes.

NAMBLA: always thinking…

I’d forgotten all about NAMBLA. Was that in a South Park episode?

54-11 9:47 pm 10 Apr 13

“First world problem”, “Suck it up, princess” et al should be immediately banned as a response on RA. Not sure if “Won’t somebody think of the children” has quite reached that stage yet.

Doc Dogg 9:37 pm 10 Apr 13

Considering it costs an absolute fortune to decontaminate a servo site and many years before it can be used for another purpose, is it any wonder there are a bunch of them sitting vacant. The issue isn’t limited to Canberra either, there have been sites waiting for remediation in almost every town and city I’ve lived in.

Tetranitrate 9:11 pm 10 Apr 13

Rollersk8r said :

Yeah – heaven forbid a local politician points out an actual local problem. You’re honestly saying decaying eyesores are too petty an issue for her to raise?? What do you think her job is? What should she be doing? Negotiating with North Korea??

She has a point. The Giralang shops site, for example, has been a fenced off disgrace for 8 years. It is shameful and it does impact the whole suburb.

It’s been a whole decade now effectively – there was a fairly long period where the only thing open was the Vietnamese restaurant and everything else was fenced off.

LSWCHP 8:55 pm 10 Apr 13

Rollersk8r said :

Yeah – heaven forbid a local politician points out an actual local problem. You’re honestly saying decaying eyesores are too petty an issue for her to raise?? What do you think her job is? What should she be doing? Negotiating with North Korea??

She has a point. The Giralang shops site, for example, has been a fenced off disgrace for 8 years. It is shameful and it does impact the whole suburb.

Damn. You beat me to it. I agree 100%. I live just around the corner from that urban blight, and I’d like to find and beat the mongrels responsible for it. This is the national capital of Australia, and my family and I have to live next to something that looks like it belongs in outer Absurdistan.

LSWCHP 8:48 pm 10 Apr 13

Skidd Marx said :

Please add “somebody think of the children” to the ever-growing list of tired memes.

Personally, I think complaining about the ever growing list of tired internet memes sounds like a first world problem. Perhaps it should be added to the list of internet memes.

Bwaaahahahahahaha……..:-)

Masquara 6:59 pm 10 Apr 13

Oh God we’re giving Simon “Call-In” Corbell ideas surely. Shhhh!

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