Back in November we had a look at another piece of ACT Government unpleasantness relating to Kingston’s Green Square.
Now the Green’s Caroline Le Couteur is going in to bat for the important piece of community amenity, and she’s wise to the ACT Government’s wicked ways:
- “The area is called Green Square because of the green square of lawn. It’s just not good enough to stop watering the lawn over the hot summer months while we wait for the Government to make up its mind as to the site’s future.” Ms Le Couteur said today.
“This is about the basic upkeep of an amenity in a popular shopping district. The shop owners can’t do it themselves because of water restrictions. The government has water for other public spaces -why not Kingston?”
“There is a lot of medium density housing around Kingston and the people deserve some green space near them.”
“400 people signed a petition to keep the grass here, and the Greens would like to see that happen.”
“We’re concerned that letting the grass die is a tactic to pre-empt the decision to remove the grass permanently.”
“It’s been a failure of consultation from the start, and we find ourselves in this ridiculous situation of waiting for a decision, while Green Square turns into a dust bowl.” Ms Le Couteur said.
Should we be surprised that the ACT can’t maintain something so simple?