The Canberra Times has the amazing news that the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union’s super fund is offering to invest a billion (with a B) in reviltalising Civic, but there’s a very wise condition.
[They] won’t make the massive investment if the ACT Government’s planning authority has any control over the 10-year project.
Bear in mind the CFMEU has had a better than average success in making Dickson what it is today, mostly in the absence of local planning controls.
UPDATED: SIMON STRIKES BACK
Like a dark lord the Canberra Times is reporting that Simon Corbell has crushed all who would dare oppose him by over-riding the approval process in favour of his mates in the Queensland Government-owned Queensland Investment Corporation. So much money and power in the hands of one so fragile…
Step 1 – Run the consultation period over chrimbo.
Step 2 – If anyone manages to object in that period, ignore them.
ABC Online also have coverage of this issue here.