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Further proof of booming ACT economy

By Thumper 2 August 2006 21

As further proof that Mr Stanhope should become Australia’s next great leg spinner, the CT is reporting that the ACT government is considering a number of moves to balance the books or to recoup monies they have squandered over the past five years.

On the cards, according to the CT, is the closure of everyone favourite nature reserve Tidbinbilla, as well as the transferring of responsibility to NSW for the management of Namadgi National Park.

Excuse me for a second while I cough. That is a total of two thirds of the ACT and yet the Hedgehog bleats about the Commonwealth having to much control of the Territory.

Admittedly Tidbinbilla is muted to be farmed out to the National Aqurium or someone, but that is only if they want it, remembering that a massive amount of regeneration work needs to be done due to fires of 2003.

The samer could be said for namadgi in regard to fires and money for regeneration.

Deb Foskey said the complete list of possible cuts showed the Government was “environmentally illiterate”.

I agree. It also shows a government in panic mode with no plan for the future except to get themselves out of debt as quickly as possible.

Other cost cutting measures are simply astounding, such as, reducing feral weed control, reducing feral animal control, closing camping grounds among others.

But then again, we have a 40% uplift in development proposals so we must be doing well.

This, in my seriously humble opinion, is without doubt, the worst government the ACT has seen in terms of economic management. If even half of these cuts are made it will impact upon Canberra in a hugely negative way.

Afterall, are we not trying to lure people here?

CT report here.

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toby101375 1:14 pm 03 Aug 06

Aussielyn,

Don’t know of the case you mentioned but can understand how it has come about. Ever since self-certification came in developers choose who will inspect the construction of the building in accordance with the BCA. This also means where something is not performing as ‘standard’ can be negotiated with a deemed to comply measurement (a work around) such as well what if we get them into wheel chair…..

Too many decisions are being left to the wrong people. Confilcts of interest are not checked on enough.

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