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Development of former school sites across ACT

By mattcross 8 June 2008 49

The ACT Government has got GHD (a consultancy) doing online consultation on the Bang the Table site to ask people what they think about recommended uses of former schools.  Some have development of houses, others commercial and others community uses.  This is a chance to speak up and to stop the over development of these precious community sites.

 http:www.bangthetable.com/communitysites

There are pages for 8 sites Cook, Weston, Melrose, Holt, Village Creek, Mt Neighbour, Rivett, and North Curtin.

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mattcross 8:15 pm 17 Jun 08

It wasnt directed at you Mouthface – you dont actually agree with me so I dont want you to do anything at all! Please continue to just talk…

mouthface 8:30 pm 15 Jun 08

You tell us mattcross!!! How lazy of us to sit here just talking… unlike you, action man!

We vote you to get active on our behalf.

mattcross 1:36 pm 14 Jun 08

You guys make me laugh – happy to whine away here where nobody who counts is listening but not actually prepared to do anything about it. How many of you have written a submission? How many of you have posted to the consultation site? How many have been to meetings about this? If we dont get active and we just complain to each other nothing will change. 🙂

peterh 2:15 pm 13 Jun 08

Skidbladnir said :

peterh said :

kills 2 birds, 1 stone.

Before any dragway goes ahead, there will need to be a humane rights of the animal investigation (by commitee) on the death of these two birds, and an environmental impact statement on the movement of the stone.
There may also need to be a focus group held with the female impersonator community to see if it appropriate to use the term ‘drag’ in relation to a government-sponsored facility.

seems to me, you know the inner workings of the act govt far too well….

Skidbladnir 1:36 pm 13 Jun 08

peterh said :

kills 2 birds, 1 stone.

Before any dragway goes ahead, there will need to be a humane rights of the animal investigation (by commitee) on the death of these two birds, and an environmental impact statement on the movement of the stone.
There may also need to be a focus group held with the female impersonator community to see if it appropriate to use the term ‘drag’ in relation to a government-sponsored facility.

mouthface 1:36 pm 13 Jun 08

pereh, with you on that

mouthface 1:34 pm 13 Jun 08

@ Skibladnir’

That’s a fair call, and as I said in an earlier post I don’t support the decision, but now that it has been made there may be a chance to to apply a reasonable judgement and assume that there won’t be any further closures in the near future. Remember that the kids are going to be in primary school for only about six or seven years and some level of reasoning would be able to identify those schools that are on shaky ground and those that are not. Ok its not a perfect situation, and I honestly feel for the people that it has affected, but I think you would probably agree that in some cases there is no possibility of re-opening the schools, so the question remains: what to do with the surplus asset?

peterh 1:29 pm 13 Jun 08

mouthface said :

also, where the hell is your dragway???

I am not saying I want to go to watch drag runs, I just want the suburban hoons that do doughnuts, fishies and burnouts to have somewhere to bugger off to. If you get elected on a promise, that the community is so passionate about (how many bumper stickers say ” I want a dragway and I vote”) granted, mostly in kambah, deliver. what about next door to the jon stanhope holiday park – aka the gaol? gives the prisoners something to watch, they are under a flight path…. “kills” 2 birds, 1 stone.

Skidbladnir 1:25 pm 13 Jun 08

@mouthface:

mouthface said :

Mini baby booms happen quite often as older suburbs go through a demographic change and families like yours move back in. That certainly is a case to keep the schools open, but once again, the critical mass may just not be there to make it viable.
…why move from Canberra rather than just to a suburb – or house – that caters to your needs?

For exactly the reason you outline above, I’m guessing.

It really was a scorched earth move, that has left entire communities second-guessing government policy, and with less faith that their decisions today will be upheld by Government action in future.

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