Commonwealth Ave Bridge needs weeding and a good cleanup!

MissMoniker 24 February 2010 22

I’ve lived in Canberra all my life and have noticed a gradual decline over some years in the processes that used to be in place to keep our fair city looking pretty as a picture. I live in South Canberra and work in Civic, so every weekday morning involves the delightfully short commute into town across Commonwealth Avenue Bridge. Has anyone else noticed the piles of crap accumulating along the inside lane edge? And the meter-high weeds growing in the gaps of the pavers in the middle of the bridge?! It looks bloody awful. My two cents worth.


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georgesgenitals georgesgenitals 8:50 pm 06 Mar 10

Ryan said :

Call Cam and Lisa, they were all over the Window Washers story this morning like stink on a monkey. Riot ACT even managed an on-air reference with that one.

Speaking of monkeys, is anything going to be done about the window washing vermin?

dzasta dzasta 3:20 pm 06 Mar 10

Inicio Hi,
You ask if Canberra is ‘a festering pit of frustration’,(post #17)
You can detect a bit of despair here about the failure of local authorities to see to the housekeepng, but…

If you go to the thread on Cycle Paths you will find a poster there who goes under the name of Walk The Talk. In his posts to an Inicio (and a Padnil) you can see (sort of) that he or she is ‘festering’ with rage. I would not be in their shoes if he or she came face to face with them. You can almost feel the heat coming out of Walk The Talk’s posts.

Having read Walk the Talks posts I can understand why they say what they say.

Are you that Inicio?

inicio inicio 11:53 am 05 Mar 10

Spinact (post #19)

Sorry, Spinact, I did not intend perturb your your head.

My question is, I think, reasonably posed.

I do agree I could have just asked the question without including the syllogism but I like syllogisms. They can be quite useful at times.

I have been commanded elsewhere in this forum to be ‘specific’. I was trying to do that, in my way.

Well, Spinact, do you think Canberrans in grneral are writhing in frustration about sundry things.

spinact spinact 11:37 am 02 Mar 10

inicio said :

Some time ago I was on a bus travelling from Civic to Woden. It stopped at one of those sheltered stops. It was not far from Parliament House, (the location may be relevant).
The delay gave me time to read and contemplate some graffiti on the inside wall of the shelter.
It was a statement and read,’Canberra Is A Festering Pit Of Frustration’. The imageary of the statement invoked the shade of Dante.
It lodged in my mind to be remembered from time to time when provoked.
The writer of this statement was, by the use of the noun ‘Canberra’ inferring all Canberrans fester n a pit of frustration.
The statement becomes a valid syllogism thus –
All Canberrans fester in a pit of frustration.
I/he/she am/is a Canberran.
Therefore I/he/she fester in a pit of frustration.
What is written above is an attempt to explain the reason for my following question.
Is Canberra a festering pit of frustration?
I ask because quite a lot (not all) postings to RIOTACT read/convey a degree of frustration, sometimes hoplessness.

……………get out of my head man!!

cranky cranky 8:36 pm 28 Feb 10

Can you imagine the mayhem if you took it upon yourself to Zero the weeds on Commonwealth Ave. bridge.

inicio inicio 2:13 pm 28 Feb 10

Some time ago I was on a bus travelling from Civic to Woden. It stopped at one of those sheltered stops. It was not far from Parliament House, (the location may be relevant).
The delay gave me time to read and contemplate some graffiti on the inside wall of the shelter.
It was a statement and read,’Canberra Is A Festering Pit Of Frustration’. The imageary of the statement invoked the shade of Dante.
It lodged in my mind to be remembered from time to time when provoked.
The writer of this statement was, by the use of the noun ‘Canberra’ inferring all Canberrans fester n a pit of frustration.
The statement becomes a valid syllogism thus –
All Canberrans fester in a pit of frustration.
I/he/she am/is a Canberran.
Therefore I/he/she fester in a pit of frustration.
What is written above is an attempt to explain the reason for my following question.
Is Canberra a festering pit of frustration?
I ask because quite a lot (not all) postings to RIOTACT read/convey a degree of frustration, sometimes hoplessness.

The cat did it The cat did it 1:39 pm 26 Feb 10

Don’t worry- you can be sure it will all get tidied to perfection in time for Obama’s visit.

pug206gti pug206gti 11:32 am 26 Feb 10

Much better to call it rubbish, urchin.

Meanwhile, the contractors providng the fireworks for Australia Day could have tidied up a lot more – so many cardboard shell cases are still on the bridge, and I’d hate to think just how many are in the lake now.

urchin urchin 7:58 pm 25 Feb 10

I don’t suppose it has ever occurred to any of the people complaining to spend a couple of hours on a weekend picking up trash? I know it’s probably more fun to drive past it each day and complain about it, but just a thought.

If it really bothers you, do something about it. There were articles in the canberra times earlier this year about how the maintenance budget was being slashed.

Ryan Ryan 6:44 pm 25 Feb 10

Call Cam and Lisa, they were all over the Window Washers story this morning like stink on a monkey. Riot ACT even managed an on-air reference with that one.

la mente torbida la mente torbida 1:08 pm 25 Feb 10

oh my precious

grump grump 10:37 am 25 Feb 10

Time for them to stop masquerading as a state government and acting more like a town council

grump grump 10:31 am 25 Feb 10

don’t think we have a viable Parks and Gardens service at all any more that does anything as simple as regular maintenance – seems to contract out of staters such as the “sunshine coast tree lopping” when things get straggly or deperate. Try looking at suburban footpaths – no maintenance at all along walkways which are covered with mud, dead vegeation etc.

Echo the poiints in the motor accidents comments eleswhere that money spent of crappy roadside art is being diverted form basic urban services and other more meaningful services

spinact spinact 10:10 am 25 Feb 10

related even

spinact spinact 10:03 am 25 Feb 10

It must have gone unnoticed by the majority, but I do recall that the NCA had their budget cut with the change of Government in 2007. They lost something like 50% of their staff?

I can only assume that this decline is budget relate?

Malteser Malteser 8:55 am 25 Feb 10

Mmmmm Tim Tams.

Thumper Thumper 8:21 am 25 Feb 10

The whole place is looking tired and neglected.

probably because it is…

trevar trevar 7:12 am 25 Feb 10

I’ve lived in Canberra for twelve years and I’ve never seen it otherwise. I’ve even seen the TIM TAMS guys lopping just the tops off the weeds in those pavers to ensure they grow bushier.

Strange thing is, I’d have thought that would be something the NCA might want to do something about.

cleo cleo 11:16 pm 24 Feb 10

Yes

I-filed I-filed 10:09 pm 24 Feb 10

ditto Anzac Parade. Long before the current roadworks, they had stopped weeding the hebe (?) along the parade. And now there is couch grass growing down onto the gutters. A disgrace!

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