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Bus Depot Markets without the bus depot?

By johnboy 18 August 2009 45

[First Filed – August 17, 2009 @ 10:11]

The Canberra Times brings word that the Gubbmint is planning to tear down the old Kingston bus depot to flog off the land for yuppie hutches.

The plan is to throw up some form of building to house the markets down by the lake.

    If a new building is approved, the markets will be run from an undercover car park for 12 months until the construction finishes. The ACT Heritage Council has decided the 1940s buildings, which were once used to service Canberra’s buses, lack the historical or architectural value to warrant listing on the Heritage Register.

Heresy? Or who cares?

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UPDATE: With the ABC Mr Stanhope is trying to distance himself from the proposal while he figures out just how unpopular it would be.

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cupcakes 6:54 pm 30 Oct 09

Sigh again.

Having only been in Canberra 18 months, now regulars at old bus depot markets. Stanhope there’s plenty of room for expansion or a modern addition to the building.

We need to have somewhere with atmosphere and character/charm to go to. Please don’t ruin it – just to develop more residential.

Canberra needs all the character and older buildings it can get!

h2obubbles 9:49 pm 13 Sep 09

So the building was never a bus depot, seems silly to want to preserve a shed with no character that is hardly compatible with health and safety standards.

Whereas the old powerhouse next-door is a building with character.

This could be a perfect opportunity for a fresh new weekly market!

George D 5:22 pm 25 Aug 09

Who cares? Demolish them. Heck, demolish everything in Canberra.

GB 10:49 pm 20 Aug 09

Ugly, leaky apartments = bad. But the BDM could hardly be accused of having a creative edge — more an excellent commercial opportunity well taken by its enterpreneurs, who have in turn enabled a whole bunch of stallholders — from great to lousy, and from creative to crass – to make a living.

Now, if they wanted a creative edge, they could host a fringe festival…

Thumper 7:46 pm 20 Aug 09

Last time I looked it was very structurally sound…

And being used.

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