I am not one to think for the moment that building company’s want to feather their own nest and have a mouth piece act for them. But the following makes me think otherwise:
The Village Building Company wants to develop the WATSON Heritage Village site for 300 houses (why not apartments?).
Then comes in today’s CT a report that says “Australian Institute of Architects ACT Chapter president David Flannery said a Civic-to- Canberra Airport link had been proposed but he thought a route linking Civic and Watson’s residential area was preferable.”
Let me think the Village Building Company was the group in the mid nineties that was pushing for light rail to Gungahlin. It also proposed linking it’s Tralee building site via light rail to Civic and the Defence (but Defence said they were not going to prop it up) site at Bungendore via the old rail network. As we have been repeatedly told, properties along light rail routes provide a windfall profits to sellers and an increase in stamp duty to government coffers.
So is David being paid by Bob to back VBC?
Why does not the VBC if it has any real green credentials (or is it only profit motivated?) not place their own money in to a consortium to build these light routes for bragging rights? Never heard that they would do so and I guess unlikely to ever do so, why should they when governments and gullible community organisations will help them to line their pockets.