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Andrew Leigh spruiks the northside, but not Belconnen

By johnboy 9 February 2012 25

In general folks who frequent Parliament House rarely leave the Inner South, to some extent making Kingston and Manuka what they are, and the rest of Canberra is quite happy with this arrangement.

But the Northside’s MP for Fraser, Andrew Leigh, has been in parliament encouraging them to venture out of the parliamentary zone.

He’s got a lot to say on the glories of the Inner North, and even Gungahlin’s bike paths get a mention.

But I’m not seeing a lot of love for Belconnen there!

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neanderthalsis 3:50 pm 10 Feb 12

Hmmm,
– The inner south has tyre slashers and Mully shrines;
– the inner north has too many cyclists, drug warfare and stabby loons;
– the far south has the Tuggy thuggies and security guards being stabbed in Coles,
– Woden has more white commodores and bogans per capita and lots of exciting police chases
– the far north is a desolate, treeless wasteland
– Belco has petshops being rolled at 9am

Which leaves Queanbeyan…

New Yeah 2:40 pm 10 Feb 12

I live in Macgregor said :

neighbourly love in Macgregor.

Mercy me! I didn’t realize it was that sort of a place.

vg 2:08 pm 10 Feb 12

Voytek said :

It hard to say what is the bigger hole – Belconnen or Gungahlin? Belconnen at least would be less offensive on your death certificate. Gungahlin……the place is an out of the way, characterless, ugly as sin hole.

But then again, this isn’t saying much because anywhere is better than the parliamentary triangle.

Let me guess, you’re a renter

Could Andrew Leigh be any more of a Labor cheerleader if he tried. His radio work is sad, so sad. He manages to never answer a question is all flowery and gushy about all things Labor. That and he looks disturbingly like that beautiful man who used to do the weather on WIN

GBT 1:06 pm 10 Feb 12

Voytek said :

It hard to say what is the bigger hole – Belconnen or Gungahlin? Belconnen at least would be less offensive on your death certificate. Gungahlin……the place is an out of the way, characterless, ugly as sin hole.

But then again, this isn’t saying much because anywhere is better than the parliamentary triangle.

Sounds to me like you’re the kind of person who rarely ventures outside a square kilometre radius of where you live and just labels anywhere else as a “hole”.

For a reasonably progressive city, Canberra has a lot of elitism.

Innovation 12:30 pm 10 Feb 12

Voytek said :

It hard to say what is the bigger hole – Belconnen or Gungahlin? Belconnen at least would be less offensive on your death certificate. Gungahlin……the place is an out of the way, characterless, ugly as sin hole…..

Not that one would be likely to care what is on her/his death certificate, but I imagine that Balmain, for example, was once not all that desirable. We can all guess but who really knows what these places will be like twenty, fifty or hundred years from now.

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