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Do you want a better Canberra?

By Ryoma - 4 November 2011 7

In Civic last weekend, I came across a sandwich board outside of the ACT Parliament about a consultation session on the ACT Government’s Draft ACT Planning Strategy, and the Transport for Canberra Plan.

Having fairly strong views on both, I went in to give them a piece of my mind, and came out 2 hours later. I was impressed with the ideas put forward, and by the willingness of the ACT public servants present to both listen to and to talk about new ideas.

They said they were happy to have someone under 50 arrive, as so far that day the crowd had skewed to older people. I did point out that I had only discovered the session more or less by accident, and asked where it had been advertised. I got a kind of reply along the lines of “The ACT Government website, the Crimes, and guess what – we have our very own website!!!”. This, I gently suggested, was the reason why people younger than 50 were not showing up, as very few would be looking at those websites.

Anyhow, while I’m aware this has come up on the Riot Act before, the website for having a say is www.timetotalk.act.gov.au. If you want to have a say about what type of housing and transport Canberra gets in future, now is the time to stand up and be counted.

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7 Responses to
Do you want a better Canberra?
yellowsnow 2:46 am 06 Nov 11

I-filed said :

My next “consultation” with the ACT Government will be in a polling booth …

+1

except there aren’t too many viable alternatives to vote for. Democracy doesn’t quite work when two parties represent developer interests, and the third represents worm lizards and other endangered species, plus maybe a handful of Inner North residents.

I-filed 10:42 pm 04 Nov 11

My next “consultation” with the ACT Government will be in a polling booth …

screaming banshee 8:51 pm 04 Nov 11

krats said :

If A Single Sandwich Board And A Couple Of Hours Can Have That Kind Of Effect,We Stand No Chance When It Comes To Scientology And The uUnderground cCar pPark oOf Monterey aApartments.

Fixed that for you.

TheDancingDjinn 7:40 pm 04 Nov 11

Postalgeek said :

TheDancingDjinn said :

krats said :

If A Single Sandwich Board And A Couple Of Hours Can Have That Kind Of Effect,We Stand No Chance When It Comes To Scientology And The underground car park of Monterey apartments.

If anything a Scientologist says to you has any effect at all, you derserve to get the suckering they will give you.

I would pay to see a Scientologist go head-to-head with krats.

Do thetan’s type with a capital at the beginning of every word too? Will the e-meter fix this? 😛

Postalgeek 5:26 pm 04 Nov 11

TheDancingDjinn said :

krats said :

If A Single Sandwich Board And A Couple Of Hours Can Have That Kind Of Effect,We Stand No Chance When It Comes To Scientology And The underground car park of Monterey apartments.

If anything a Scientologist says to you has any effect at all, you derserve to get the suckering they will give you.

I would pay to see a Scientologist go head-to-head with krats.

TheDancingDjinn 4:25 pm 04 Nov 11

krats said :

If A Single Sandwich Board And A Couple Of Hours Can Have That Kind Of Effect,We Stand No Chance When It Comes To Scientology And The underground car park of Monterey apartments.

If anything a Scientologist says to you has any effect at all, you derserve to get the suckering they will give you.

krats 4:01 pm 04 Nov 11

If A Single Sandwich Board And A Couple Of Hours Can Have That Kind Of Effect,We Stand No Chance When It Comes To Scientology And The underground car park of Monterey apartments.

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