Gawler Crescent explained

johnboy 23 May 2013 8

There’s been a lot of heat and smoke coming from Gawler Crescent in Deakin lately.

Finally the ABC has unravelled the issues.

I’m not going to name names here, but well worth a read and oh so many familiar faces.

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8 Responses to Gawler Crescent explained
Mr Evil Mr Evil 10:56 pm 23 May 13

gentoopenguin said :

Wow. What an ugly house. Is there an ACT Commissioner for Public Taste?


Another fine example of the “look how much money I earn – yet I have no f*cking taste” house design.

Russ Russ 10:29 pm 23 May 13

Technical aspects aside, it’s a distinctly unattractive, great big lump of a house to go dump on the street, and somewhat interesting that, as the ABC report mentions, ACT Metro certifiers, an otherwise highly-respected bunch, have got themselves caught up in this mess.

Minz Minz 10:25 pm 23 May 13

I’ve been commuting down that street for the whole construction period, and it was apparent from very early on that the house in question was going to be, well, an outlier on that street. I was wondering how it got past development approval process…

LakeWalker LakeWalker 8:09 pm 23 May 13

Thanks to Auntie ABC for an enlightened look at Gawler Crescent and related issues – the role of private certifiers, so-called exempt developments and so forth. I wonder why there are no political responses in the public domain??

54-11 54-11 2:53 pm 23 May 13

Well, if the man who “is responsible for maintaining the core employment rules for the ACTPS … [and] is authorised to make PSM Standards…” cannot abide by the planning standards, what hope is there?

And if, as pointed out by aidan, he puts in comments just to pissoff the neighbour who raised these concerns in the first place, then Kefford is a small-minded, petty person indeed. I just hope that the Legislative Assembly has a good, hard look at what has really gone on here.

gentoopenguin gentoopenguin 2:34 pm 23 May 13

Wow. What an ugly house. Is there an ACT Commissioner for Public Taste?

HiddenDragon HiddenDragon 1:27 pm 23 May 13

This may not have quite the same titillation value as the Toni Colette property dramas, but by Canberra standards, it comes very close. The process is obviously a joke, and looks like a serious over-reaction to the suffocating Stalinism which otherwise, and hithero, applies.

Other than that, +1000 (at least) to Aidan’s parting shot – very fine work, old chap!

aidan aidan 9:44 am 23 May 13

Mr Huys is taking steps to restore the privacy of his property, including adding a carport to shield his entrance.

When his development application for the carport was opened to public consultation, only his next door neighbour Mr Kefford entered a submission.

Among his comments was an expression of concern about how the planned carport would affect the streetscape.


Can it be made a gated community .. with a lock on the outside?

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