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Calwell now a rural community

By Skidbladnir - 27 November 2007 8

It also needs professional medical help.

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Calwell now a rural community
NickT 8:52 pm 14 Sep 08

Jus keeping an open mind, afew things to consider.
1) Calwell Doctors moved to Issabel Plains as they intended to. After attending several auctions in the year they finally became their own landlords and purchased the Isabella Plains property. As people do not know the full story, or are real-estate minded or have any knowledge of even today Federal Government policy that of both Labor and Liberal Governments classify many parts of South Tuggeranong including Lanyon as rural and as Federal member for Canberra mentoned at the Tuggeranong Community Council meeting, that the Federal Government policy is available even today.
The rents at Calwell Shopping Centre are actualy considered to be fairer than that of any major Group Centre in Tuggeranong and I challenge any1 that has the guts to comment here to actualy see if they can rent any shop at any other similar site for the same rent as that of Calwell-you’l be laughed at.The Calwell SHopping Centre mangement and owners gave to the community a year free rent to Bendigo Community Bank with no charges for outgoings. The current traders have been there since opening in 1991 and are doing very well The truth of the matter is we are not in desperation for Doctors-we are helping our community-like a shopping centre should do-Our community shopping centre also extends to outlying areas sevicing Monaro Highway residents including Royalla and Burra. We interact with the community and have to this day taken its concerns serious. The media have been very good to Canberra and in particuler with the Community Bank project and with our Doctors concerns in South Tuggeranong. For the negative comments-that is your opinion and we keep an open mind with critics but not hypocrits. Do something for the community and don’t go by gutter talk!!

Pandy 8:05 pm 04 Dec 07

Very good comment Impassivve. Have you sought a statement from Mr Barr on the issue?

Impassive 11:45 pm 27 Nov 07

Isn’t Nick Tsoulias the landlord of the Calwell shops who drove the doctors out with his excessively high rents and crap maintenance? He is also the guy who, according to one of his tenants in the shops across the road that he eventually knocked down, said that he would rather have the shops empty than accept a dollar a week less rent. All of his tenants moved out of those shops too and the government let him pull the buildings down over a 3 year period, and leave the land looking like a bomb site.
It’s outrageous that he should be allowed to leave that land lie in that state for so long. I thought there were requirements for building and maintaining land in the ACT. Apparently not if you’re Nick Tsoulias.

sepi 6:41 pm 27 Nov 07

Rural and Regional have always been undefined terms. For some purposes Canberra is regional, for others not – take your pick basically.

Skidbladnir 4:16 pm 27 Nov 07

Nick Tsoulias owns the Calwell shopping centre, apparently, so has a vested interest in getting more services there.
$40k for a nebulous ‘community group’ chaired by the guy who owns the real estate seems like a fine rort…
But I have no idea where the rural zoning comes from, the Bureau von Statssays its 100% Major City for its population remoteness.

BattleKath 3:57 pm 27 Nov 07

Isn’t there a doctors surgery in Isabella Plains, which is right next door to Calwell?.. with like 12 doctors?

and yeah, rural… wtf?

green_frogs_go_pop 3:55 pm 27 Nov 07

WTF?? I live in calwell, and our local doctors is a whole suburb away! (A 5 minute bus ride..ok, if the bus turns up that is!!)

Jesus, calwell is not rural!! (But yes, i agree with mr evil, it earns the classification of ‘slighly feral..’)

Haha, thats hilarious..

Mr Evil 11:53 am 27 Nov 07

How the hell does Calwell earn the classification of ‘rural’?

Slightly feral maybe, but rural????

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