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Giving in over Molonglo

By johnboy 30 July 2008 23

The Canberra Times informs us of another colossal backflip from the ACT Government, now ackowleding that the NCA’s plans for Molonglo are the way to go.

    “Three parcels of land were to be developed at Central Molonglo, North Western and Molonglo.

    Only two parcels will now proceed, with Central Molonglo – 560ha of yellow box-red gum grassy woodlands – taken off the plans.

    The ACT Planning and Land Authority wanted a 20-year development moratorium on Central Molonglo, while the NCA wanted it off the plan altogether.”

Is it just me or was this a monumentally pissy argument to have and then lose?

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sepi 6:17 pm 31 Jul 08

I do actualy like the Gungahlin shopping strip where you actually walk along the shops outside, instead of mega-malls like everywhere else.

amarooresident 4:43 pm 31 Jul 08

I’m gonna stand up for Gungahlin here – it is far from a disaster. Narrow streets don’t bother me as it slows the traffic down in suburban streets and there is open space available a short walk from anywhere, particularly in my part of the world, Amaroo.

The glib characterisation of Gungahlin frustrates the hell out of me, I’ve lived there for over ten years and have enjoyed watching it grow and develop to the point where I think it has an interesting mix of housing and commercial development with some great restaurants and increasingly vibrant community.

Having said that, it needs a pub.

sepi 2:59 pm 31 Jul 08

If ACTPLA really had nothing to do with this envirnmental report, why did they agree to pay for half? The more I think about this the more it makes no sense.

Looks like ACTPLA got caught out by the NCA actually accepting the report as given, without making a lot of changes (aka ‘feedback’ so it said what they wanted it to) before releasing it.

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