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Forum for the course of Civic

By RandomGit 29 April 2005 5

ABC online is reporting a community forum to discuss the future direction of Civic. Included for discussion is widening London Circuit (to where pray tell?) and establishing some jobs for the boys to busy body the whole affair.

I think the best planning they could have done is not placing residential apartments in a 24 hour business centre. It’s only a matter of time till the ‘new stakeholders’ start complaining about the noise even though it existed long before they moved in. Isn’t it always the way?

Not yet I’ll grant you, but they start this business in an out of the way spot and slowly encroach as the rates and stamp duty get juicier and juicier. It killed the Brisbane CBD, now it’s bound to kill Civic as well.

UpdateThe Canberra Times have a much better article on the matter Which pretty much confirms that they will try and dump more residential in there. Goodbye nightlife.

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Indi 4:57 pm 29 Apr 05

Just attended the public forum and it sort of reminded me of that public meeting on the Simpsons (The Monorail episode).

Only difference is that the grand plans of “The Living City” model proposed by successful and motivated business people won’t ever sit well with a leftie govt. as it doesn’t cost the tax payer (keeps govt. out of the picture and saves us money), will create more jobs than any project in Canberra since its conception as the nation’s capital (Parliament House aside) and that it is up to all of the community to decide what plans are put into place, and not just what govt. says is best for us all.

Mr Corbell was shown up today by a more organised outfit who are also more determined, have real vision and if given the opportunity to be involved will see the completion of the “Griffin Plan” – almost forgot, to ever see this eventuate govt.will have to sell of the land….

Alistair 4:44 pm 29 Apr 05

Theres been some awfully fishy changes to the noise regulations of late, does anyone know when they passed? If noone knows anything ill get an interview with someone whos just been badly fucked over by people complaining about the music being just over background noise level…

TK421 4:30 pm 29 Apr 05

em – Spot on. you should be in urban planning.

RandomGit 3:50 pm 29 Apr 05

I’m sorry but I fail to see the proof of all these accusations that Civic is run down and tired out. So some of the garden beds aren’t properly maintained, boo hoo.

More residential means more complainers. It will drive a whinging stake through the heart of Civic, not revitalise it.

em 3:44 pm 29 Apr 05

I like the idea of more residential development in Civic. And more commercial too, of course. People tend not to shit where they sleep, so maybe having more people living there will keep the place nice. More importantly, a vibrant city heart needs a critical mass of people – it’s easier to achieve critical mass when they already live there.

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