Commonwealth moolah flows to Eddison and Glebe Parks

johnboy 24 February 2009 78

When we think of “infrastructure projects” we generally like to think of big stuff. Continent spanning fibre-optic lines, double track electrified railway, huge water pipelines, dual carriageways with flyovers, canals, harbours, and dams.

But Mr Stanhope has announced that the first benefits of all this infrastructure splurging are going to be more prosaic.

    The funding, from the Rudd Labor Government’s $800 million Community Infrastructure Program, will deliver a $1.4 million youth facility for Woden’s Eddison Park and $600,000 in upgrades to Glebe Park in Civic.

Apparently Woden’s Eddison park is “Canberra’s most central district park” and there’s a blogspot on which to get involved in the consultation on exactly what amenity it should have.

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78 Responses to Commonwealth moolah flows to Eddison and Glebe Parks
Pommy bastard Pommy bastard 7:27 pm 26 Feb 09

Where does it say that on the blog? (Happy to donate another $50 if it does.)

eddisonyouthplaza eddisonyouthplaza 7:00 pm 26 Feb 09

There is no youth centre. It is a park and the facility is outdoor recreation based.

Clarification has been posted on the blog.

It is good news the bushfire appeal will get another $50.

Jim Jones Jim Jones 3:25 pm 25 Feb 09

“Local man eats foot, donates $50 to charity” – film at 11.

Granny Granny 2:57 pm 25 Feb 09


Pommy bastard Pommy bastard 2:55 pm 25 Feb 09

Granny said :

Yep, I’ll take your bet. How much?

$50 to the bushfire appeal?

trevar trevar 2:54 pm 25 Feb 09

And if Granny loses, she can volunteer some of her time at the Eddison Park Youth Plaza Centre Thing.

trevar trevar 2:52 pm 25 Feb 09

I think if Pommy Bastard loses the bet he should be required to attend the opening of the Youth Plaza or whatever they put there wearing nothing but a union jack.

Granny Granny 2:23 pm 25 Feb 09

Yep, I’ll take your bet. How much?

Pommy bastard Pommy bastard 2:13 pm 25 Feb 09

Dante said :

Have you even bothered to look at the proposal PB? I didn’t think you were going to be able to swallow your entire foot but you’re well on the way.

Yes, I’ve read it. And yes, just like you and Granny, I am speculating on what may appear there.

If you are so convinced there will be no “youth centre” or similar venue to compliment, and/or house the art display areas or the performance stage equipment, changing rooms, or you think there will be no linkage to Woden Youth Centre, you may possibly like to taske a wager on it?

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy 2:13 pm 25 Feb 09


Granny Granny 2:03 pm 25 Feb 09

It might contain anything, but since they’re at the consulting stage and the draft plans won’t even be ready till Saturday I’d say … surprise, surprise … that they’re calling for community input on what should be in Eddison Park.

Sort of like what they said in the press release.

But if it makes sense to you to combine it with the totally unmentioned and unrelated Woden Youth Centre, you should feel free to make a suggestion.

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy 2:02 pm 25 Feb 09

That doesn’t make the original comment about yoof centres any less funny.

But then I am easily amused.




Which is why I read RiotACT.

Dante Dante 1:59 pm 25 Feb 09

Have you even bothered to look at the proposal PB? I didn’t think you were going to be able to swallow your entire foot but you’re well on the way.

Pommy bastard Pommy bastard 1:41 pm 25 Feb 09

I think you’ll find that

“Canberra’s youth would benefit from this multi-use recreational facility which could include a performance stage for events such as Youth Week, art display areas, skate facilities and play equipment such as a climbing net. Interactive areas such as volleyball and basketball courts and a flying fox could also be part of the new recreational facility.

Would indicate that some sort of centre/accomodation/cafe/indoor area, would be needed for these. Given the proximity of the “youth Centre”, it would make sense that this would be part of, or incorporated into, any design, would it not?

Granny Granny 1:32 pm 25 Feb 09

Well said, Dante!

: )

Granny Granny 1:31 pm 25 Feb 09

What Centre??

Dante Dante 1:30 pm 25 Feb 09

Youth facility != youth centre. Geez!

Read the proposal provided and you’ll realise it’s an outdoor recreation area, including potential for a plaza type skating area which is sorely under represented in Canberra.

Read through the proposal and you’ll see the current safety issues with current Canberra skate parks as well.. it’s not that hard to become informed before commenting Rioters.

54-11 54-11 1:20 pm 25 Feb 09

I’ve just joined this thread, and feel that some of you are just a bit side-tracked. That’s right, there is already a Youth Centre nearby, which is a hot-bed of crime. How do i know? I live close by, and one of my sons was whacked over the head with a piece of timber and robbed a while back by two of these little darlings who hang out there. It turned out that one of these losers had already jumped bail for a similar offence there. There is also a lot of drug-dealing at the centre.

Who then, will run this Centre? The same mob (whoever they are) as now? I have no faith that the Stanhope govt is capable of even building such a facility, let alone run it properly.

Of course youth need something to do, but it needs to be in a responsible manner, properly managed and supervised. hands up those who think this will happen?

amarooresident2 amarooresident2 12:58 pm 25 Feb 09

Does nobody read the actual press release?

Now your asking for too much.

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