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Better places to build Canberra?

By johnboy - 14 January 2009 84

The Australian has a bit on the latest round of Canberra bashing in the ranks of the Liberal party.

While it seems the Liberals would prefer there be no national capital at all they do discuss other places a capital might have been put.

Assuming that Canberra would be much the same city wherever it went, where would you have liked it to be?

Let’s go crazy here and forget the constitutional limitations.

What’s Your opinion?

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84 Responses to
Better places to build Canberra?
Mr Evil 2:27 pm 14 Jan 09

Leave Canberra where it is, but move Parliament House out to the airport – next to Bland Despot.

deye 2:23 pm 14 Jan 09


p1 2:22 pm 14 Jan 09

I’d put where Jindabyne is.

chrispy 2:22 pm 14 Jan 09

You could have a seasonal Canberra, Up north for the winter, down south for the summer. It’s fine and 24 in Hobart today.

Whatsup 2:20 pm 14 Jan 09

Jervis Bay would be very nice indeed.

Primal 2:16 pm 14 Jan 09

Jervis Bay works. Actually, anywhere on the coast would work better for me. Maybe Mollymook/Ulladulla, a little bit further away from the hell of Sydney.

Spitfire3 2:06 pm 14 Jan 09

I prefer Canberra being right where it is.

justbands 2:05 pm 14 Jan 09

Turnbull proving yet again what an a-grade moron he really is. It’s not the location that people are critical about in regards to our capital, it’s the function. You could make Wagga the capital, or Darwin, or Perth…& then that’s the city everyone would hate/joke about.

Besides, none of them know ANYTHING about Canberra. They spend their time at Parliament House & venture no further than Kingston or Manuka.

captainwhorebags 2:03 pm 14 Jan 09

nth’ing Jervis bay.

As far as the comments from the peanut gallery (Federal Opposition) if old Iron Bar never shows his face in this town again then I think it’d be an improvement. He never even bothered to mask his contempt for the place when he was Territories Minister.

Skidbladnir 2:02 pm 14 Jan 09

Alice Springs.
After all, no city in Australia is closer to every beach in the country.

*took the bureacratic approach to solving Aurelius’ problem*

Reprobate 2:01 pm 14 Jan 09

Yeah, about 150km due East and a little up the coast..

Thumper 1:59 pm 14 Jan 09

Jervis Bay…

Aurelius 1:51 pm 14 Jan 09

I’ve never been there, but a quick skim of the place on Googlemaps tells me it’d be nicer than here. Anywhere with surf kicks anywhere without.
And it’s “Jarvis”.

poptop 1:48 pm 14 Jan 09

Aurelius said :

Since Canberra’s biggest deficit is the lack of a decent surf beach, I think it should have been put with the rest of the ACT down near Jervis Bay.

+1 Jervis Bay FTW.

We’d have to agree how to pronounce it though.

Aurelius 1:46 pm 14 Jan 09

Since Canberra’s biggest deficit is the lack of a decent surf beach, I think it should have been put with the rest of the ACT down near Jervis Bay. Then, we’d not have these sweltering summer days without the easy ability to go down to the beach at the end of the day in the office.
(Spot the Novocastrian-in-exile here)

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