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GDE and Jerrabomberra Hilton to blame for road decay?

johnboy 19 September 2006 50

Bill Stefaniak has been out for a drive with Steve Pratt and they’ve put out a media release decrying the ongoing decay of our once fine roads.

Bill and Steve blame a failure to draft a replacement to the five year road plan which ended last year, also the poorly contained costs of the Gungahlin Drive Extension, and finally the money being spent building the new prison (floridly described as the “Jerrabomberra Hilton”), for why there isn’t cash to fix the holed and pitted surfaces of Canberra’s roads.

(These are all good points but as Bill and Steve want to lock more people up wouldn’t it be best to stop paying a fortune to NSW to house them?)

In any event I can’t see it getting better until the car hating cyclists are purged from the ACT’s transport bureaucracy. Increasingly bad roads actually work towards the policy goals of the Stanhope Government as near as I can understand them.

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50 Responses to GDE and Jerrabomberra Hilton to blame for road decay?
Absent Diane Absent Diane 11:35 am 21 Sep 06

get breast job done and I am sure the job is yours

Thumper Thumper 11:18 am 21 Sep 06

Yes, I’m a hopeless typist….

and even worse at editing

Maybe I should apply for Naomi’s job?

barking toad barking toad 11:13 am 21 Sep 06

Probably cos he doesn’t want to be punched in the mud button while enjoying his 5 star room with plasma TV in the mayor’s politically correct facility.

simto simto 11:07 am 21 Sep 06

Describing prisoner accomodation as “five star” is usually the domain of tabloid ratbags, a la the telegraph or Today Tonight. Yes, it is expensive to retain a prisoner, oddly enough because you need to apply a lot of expensive security. But if you think it’s five star luxury, then why not rob a bank?

Thumper Thumper 10:45 am 21 Sep 06



caf caf 10:35 am 21 Sep 06

Thumper: “five star accomodfation for our prisioners “?? Are you applying for a job on Today Tonight?

Thumper Thumper 8:06 am 21 Sep 06

Geez, now I wish I could cook something more that cheese on toast or chilli rice stuff…

shauno shauno 12:52 am 21 Sep 06

“I now get to work at 0730 – leave at 1530 – get paid 44k for 38 hours p/w.
Most I got in hospitality was about 38k for up to 70 hrs a week.”

Ha Danman plenty of jobs in the Oil Gas sector. $110,000 a year for Chefs offshore on the North West shelf fly in fly out 4 weeks. Can still live in your beloved Canberra and have a leisurely 6 months off per year.

vancouver vancouver 7:27 pm 20 Sep 06

It never ceases to entertain me that the Liberals complain when the government tries to raise money through various means, and then also complain when the government either doesn’t spend it on areaS deemed to be important to the Liberals or spends it on areas deemed to be unimportant to the Liberals. The interesting thing is that the Liberal Party never suggests other means of either raising or saving money. It’s great being in opposition – you have the freedom to criticise and the lack of responsibility for finding an answer.

KaneO KaneO 7:20 pm 20 Sep 06

Gotta agree with JB’s assessment of onroad cycle lanes, in that pedalpushing beaurecrats have made a mess of our roads.They are unneccessary and will ultimately result in the deaths of cyclists.
Not that there is anything too bad about the state of our roads, apart from the ones that have been recently repaved and are already disintegrating.

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