Does anyone have any ideas on what the final use will be for the piers at the Kingston Foreshore and who will have access? What thoughts do others have on the subject?
I had read another article about electric boats possibly being used and a comment on who would fund the power.
As a resident there I would not be against public AND private boats having access to those piers as it would certainly enliven the precinct and be a good thing for those that live there and those that visit from elsewhere in Canberra.
I like the current use from time to time of one Pier as a band Platform. You could open up one or others as extensions of a cafe platform perhaps with tables and lower fencing surrounds on the extremities of the pier, some shade umbrellas ……..?
Some caveats on boat usage would obviously entail;
- Numbers / Types / Motor types (Possibly electric as mentioned elsewhere).
- Noise limits.
- Hours of use.
- Conditions of use.
- Maybe access to some with a structured payment, rostering or booking system to ensure fair use for all the public.
It was mentioned about who would foot the bill for power, perhaps a terminal set up as user pays for specific times/access to power.
If all the piers or most of them were opened up for public use by all Canberrans the pier cost would be a public expense, but installed power points could be dealt with differently.
I think it would be a good thing to increase the liveability of that area and provide usage options that could benefit all, not just those of us that live there.
Also perhaps some kind of jet, water feature as a centre piece in that area for tourism and also as an aeration device for improving water quality. This could be expanded more than just the current large one being used as the megabit up near the bridge.
Not against those piers being opened up for everybody.
What does everyone think?