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Another face lift for the Northern side of the Lake.

By johnboy - 7 October 2008 21

The Canberra Times has a story on another facelift for the northern shore of Lake Burley Griffin.

In long ago 2006 the “R.G.Menzies Walk” was opened to formalise the string of paths between Commonwealth and Kings Avenues.

Now $7.5 million of Commonwealth money is going into paving it, installing lights, building a new footbrige bridge over the Nerang Pool outlet, and putting in new ramps.

All very nice I’m sure. But wasn’t it already very nice?

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21 Responses to
Another face lift for the Northern side of the Lake.
deye 3:50 pm 07 Oct 08

New Yeah said :

As long as they don’t put cafes or some sort of wack enterntainment/cosmopolitan/”Canberra has an insecurity complex because we aren’t enough of a city” precinct in then I’m happy.

There’s two on the other side of the lake that aren’t being used, send them over there 😉

Thumper 3:49 pm 07 Oct 08

Rabbits were only introduced into England by the Romans after AD43 I believe.

New Yeah 3:40 pm 07 Oct 08

I know, rabbits are very bad but they give the area a bucolic English charm.

From what I can tell, the whole area between Mt Pleasant and the John Gorton Building in Parkes is infested with rabbits so the entire area would need to be targetted for extermination.

justbands 3:21 pm 07 Oct 08

Rabbits? What for….target practice? They’d be the first thing I’d spend money on getting rid of.

New Yeah 3:19 pm 07 Oct 08

From the CT:
“Suggestions were made that an asphalt walkway would be better for cyclists and runners, while others believed a gravel path was more cost-effective. “

The stretch of path that runs past Blundell’s cottage to King’s Avenue has both and it seems to work well. However the bike path is starting to rise in a number of places from tree roots. It would be good for us regular commuters if the NCA smoothed it out.

As long as they don’t put cafes or some sort of wack enterntainment/cosmopolitan/”Canberra has an insecurity complex because we aren’t enough of a city” precinct in then I’m happy. All I need is the path, the lake, some trees, ducks in the morning and rabbits at dusk.

Gungahlin Al 2:56 pm 07 Oct 08

“Would be nice to see the paths around Lake Ginninderra revamped while they are splashing some cash…”

Different government Kramer. LBG = NCA. LG = ACT.

And anyway – ACT govt look after the basics like potholes and busted signs and footpaths? Yeah right.

For instance: I asked Roads ACT to fix an ever-widening pothole on Flemington outside the waste transfer station weeks ago. They finally patched it a couple of days ago, but left its twin 300 m up the road…

If they can’t get this sort of stuff right when there’s stuff-all rain to pothole roads and make grass grow, what hope have they got if it starts to rain again?

Granny 2:41 pm 07 Oct 08

Are they? Heck. Surprise me it would not.

Gungahlin Al 2:36 pm 07 Oct 08

“GM corn”

Is General Motors diversifying – since they do such a crap job at cars…?
Bathurst next weekend! Young fella’s going to have to put his birthday on hold for 24 hours.

Granny 2:28 pm 07 Oct 08

Gungahlin Al said :

And on the NCA – what’s with the fine crop of weeds you’re growing all across the bridge?

Oh, Gungahlin Al, you crack me up! Don’t you recognise GM corn when you see it?

justbands 2:27 pm 07 Oct 08

Hmm…like I said, I train there each week & have never thought of it as narrow, muddy & full of potholes. Nor have I ever had any issues with cyclists/runners (depending on what I’m doing at the time). Once again, if the NCA could manage to keep the existing facilities in working order I’d be a happy man.

& Kramer…isn’t that a different pot of money?

Gungahlin Al 2:22 pm 07 Oct 08

Muddy, potholed and narrow actually JB. And with the conflict between cyclists and pedestrians, somewhat hazardous for the sheer number of people using it.
So hear hear NCA – what took so long?

And on the NCA – what’s with the fine crop of weeds you’re growing all across the bridge?

Kramer 2:12 pm 07 Oct 08

Would be nice to see the paths around Lake Ginninderra revamped while they are splashing some cash…

deye 1:47 pm 07 Oct 08

It will be good in that the path next to the lake will be sealed which means when they block off every other sealed path on the north side due to Floriade or whatever other event is on you can still rollerblade from bridge to bridge.

captainwhorebags 1:01 pm 07 Oct 08

But this way it will be nicerer!

justbands 12:52 pm 07 Oct 08

> All very nice I’m sure. But wasn’t it already very nice?

Yes, I thought so. I train there every week, it’s the last place I thought needed a facelift. I’d be happy if they could just keep the seats & bubblers in working order.

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