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Googong pipeline protest

johnboy 9 December 2011 108

Here in the Eagle’s Nest we think the Murrumbidgee to Googong Pipeline is a brilliant idea. But not everyone’s a fan.

Charlotte Meany has posted this video and sent an open letter to the Minister:

Dear Minister,

The Murrumbidgee to Googong pipeline water transfer is a horrific project happening right on
our doorstep here in Burra. It will be responsible for destroying the delicate eco-system here
which is far more important to future generations than 150 million dollars worth of profit in
company wins and jobs.

You are in one of ACTEW’s videos promoting it. Interesting none of those videos allow comments!

Well my little protesting one does so please go and have a look and please make a comment:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-D-T3hQPKA

While you are there please take note of the publication which can be acquired from Enviroment Dept!

Instructing AGAINST the use of pipeline for drought solution.

Regards,

Charlotte Meany

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colourful sydney racing identity colourful sydney racing identity 1:55 pm 25 Oct 12

Ah memories!

And just for the lulz
(AGAIN GO AND READ AND LEARN FOR YOURSELVES- I WILL NOT SPOON FEED IT TO YOU_ IT HAS BEEN PLACED IN A CONVENIENT BOWL BEFORE YOU)

colourful sydney racing identity colourful sydney racing identity 9:15 am 15 Dec 11

ceam said :

Anyway, as my husband says, leave it alone because time will tell. I’ve had my say.

Yes, you’ve had your say, much in the same way people shouting at no-one at bus stops has had their say.

Has it actually got you anywhere? Has it achieved anything for your cause? Or, has it made you look like an absolute nutter and made your cause a joke?

I will give you a clue, the last question is the only one to which the answer is yes.

The Traineediplomat The Traineediplomat 2:24 am 15 Dec 11

Does Ceam have a Burra tat?

wildturkeycanoe wildturkeycanoe 10:27 pm 14 Dec 11

ceam said :

” A pipeline from Burra to Canberra is hardly on the scale of the other proposals discussed, so what makes you so certain that the conclusion of the document applies more than the above quote?”
The length of the pipeline has no bearing on the damage down at the source ie., the pumping station at the river and the output pumped through creek beds at the reserve. It wouldn’t matter if the pipe were 600kms or the current 20km – the damage remains the same either end.

Charlotte – You keep insisting the phrase “RESERVE”, but according to all the maps I’ve found, the Burra Ck does not go through a reserve anywhere along the path you mentioned but instead into what is classified by NPWS as Googong Dam foreshores – London Bridge, Blewitt Ln, Queanbeyan River etc. http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/resources/parks/burraCreekPomDraft.pdf – Page last updated: 28 February 2011
So all this eco-friendly green garbage you’ve been spewing is based on waters that fall into a zone that may and will flood, is not protected and it seems apart from you nobody really cares about. Get over it, it is not going to cause any major side effects. Knowing that your own house’s pollution is going straight into these same waters, how considerate can you be?
If I seem unsympathetic, I’ve tried being conservative before. I saw the riverside where my wife and myself got married, with beautiful poplars and weeping willows along the banks, turned into a treeless aquaduct lined with the quarried leftovers of failed headstones and benchtops. Instead of a river flowing quietly with trout and platypus it became a torrent where you couldn’t swim safely. Unfortunately the river was turned into an irrigation canal, because they needed the water downstream for rice farming. I hated what they did but there is nothing we could have done about it – this is progress at the cost of what we love.
God, if you hate change that much, you have no chance over the next 50 years when this whole world goes apocalyptic. Just, if you are going to make claims, get your facts straight!

ceam ceam 6:02 pm 14 Dec 11

shaky videos are all the rage these days eg cloverfield ,paranormal etc ha! Better than the actew ones that look like a bad remake of b-grade 70’s rocky style movie.

Yes the water is being pumped through pipes through burra creek that runs right through the centre of the park. Anyway, as my husband says, leave it alone because time will tell. I’ve had my say.

Chop71 Chop71 5:50 pm 14 Dec 11

100 posts, raise your bat, take off the helmet and kiss the coat of arms.
Who would have thought a smelly chick from Burra could ever win such a prestegious award.
Congratulations.

We should all make a road trip for the presentation and get ACTEW to supply the coffee and bix

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 5:04 pm 14 Dec 11

GardeningGirl said :

I’m still trying to figure out the real issue but I’ve gained more understanding about the pipeline from some of the other posts than from the video rant. Honestly, if someone is passionate about protecting the environment then they’ve half won me over already but you’ve done a great job of losing that advantage.

Holding the bloody camera still would have been a good start, haha.

creative_canberran creative_canberran 4:42 pm 14 Dec 11

colourful sydney racing identity said :

Late comer to this thread due to my 4, 6 hour daily showers but wow, just wow….

oh dude tell me about it. I only just got a chance to read this thread again. I spilt my $5 latte on my alloy wheels, had to spend an hour or so rinsing it off to make sure it didn’t harm the finish. Had to rinse the drive way too, coffee on concrete is a bad combo, really spoils the pure white.

Duffbowl Duffbowl 4:29 pm 14 Dec 11

ceam said :

This is a NATIONAL PARK and as it says in the NATIONAL PARKS ASSOCIATION OF THE ACT
http://www.npaact.org.au/category.php?id=6 under Nature and Purpose:

” A key element of Namadgi National Park is its unique natural landforms and panoramic scenery. NPA ACT strongly supports the protection of these essential environmental elements from any incursions or disturbances, such as communication towers, power lines, pipelines or road works.”

PLEASE READ THE ABOVE BEFORE MAKING ANY FURTHER COMMENTS omg

ceam, do you understand that the NPAACT does not adminster, manage, or control in any way the National Parks within the borders of the ACT? It is a lobby, support and promotion group for the National Parks; however, management, etc., remains in the mandate of Territory and Municipal Services.

Please read the above before making any further comments. Oh your god 🙂

Gingera Gingera 4:04 pm 14 Dec 11

CEAM, you really are making yourself appear stupid and uninformed – the pipeline from Angle Xing to Googong goes nowhere near Namadgi National Park.

In general It help to have your facts certain before ranting in a public forum!

GardeningGirl GardeningGirl 4:01 pm 14 Dec 11

ceam said :

MOST IMPORTANT FACTOR REMAINS THIS 150 MILLION DOLLAR PROJECT WILL RUN THROUGH THE NAMADGI NATIONAL PARK WHICH CONTRAVENES THE POLICY OF THE ACT NATIONAL PARKS ASSOC
“A key element of Namadgi National Park is its unique natural landforms and panoramic scenery. NPA ACT strongly supports the protection? of these essential environmental elements from any incursions or disturbances, such as communication towers, power lines, pipelines or road works.”

This is actually an ACT national park not NSW.

Also I would like to say thanks to the person who sent an apology for an email they sent and I’d like to apologize to all those out there who feel I hate Canberra people. I do not, I consider myself a Canberra person having gone to school there. I was having a gut level reaction to what was happening but it is about the river and park- not about williamsdale road and I do think people in cities everywhere waste too much water. My facetious comment in the video about showers was my way of expressing my anger at water waste. Really this is a CANBERRA concern because it is in a Canberra national park so calling me a nimby is incorrect as it is more in YOUR backyard- being an historical large area held in trust by the capital. I really hope some of you can see beyond your personal dislike of what type of person you perceive me to be and just look at the real issue at hand.

I’m still trying to figure out the real issue but I’ve gained more understanding about the pipeline from some of the other posts than from the video rant. Honestly, if someone is passionate about protecting the environment then they’ve half won me over already but you’ve done a great job of losing that advantage.

fgzk fgzk 4:00 pm 14 Dec 11

That mully is in danger, what with the tax payers rallying against houso’s in the puss thread and the endless whining of road users in the speed limit thread. I think the use of cap locks is just a cynical ploy by you to get the numbers up.

amarooresident3 amarooresident3 4:00 pm 14 Dec 11

Dunno what you are complaining about – you’re getting free coffee

Christmas coffee service
ACTEW will be offering the free coffee service again for the month of December to thank the residents of Burra and Williamsdale for their patience during the construction of the Murrumbidgee to Googong Water Transfer. Free coffee, biscuits and newspapers will be available from the van parked near Burra Hall from 8:30am-10:30am on the following weekends:

Saturday and Sunday 3/4 December
Saturday and Sunday 10/11 December
Saturday and Sunday 17/18 December

Also an update on the works is here http://www.actew.com.au/Our%20Projects/Murrumbidgee%20to%20Googong%20Water%20Transfer/Construction%20Update.aspx

Looks like the horse has well and truly bolted.

Waiting For Godot Waiting For Godot 3:29 pm 14 Dec 11

ceam said :

MOST IMPORTANT FACTOR REMAINS THIS 150 MILLION DOLLAR PROJECT WILL RUN THROUGH THE NAMADGI NATIONAL PARK WHICH CONTRAVENES THE POLICY OF THE ACT NATIONAL PARKS ASSOC

Shouting won’t make us listen to your selfish and opportunistic views. Stop digging an even bigger hole for yourself.

Solidarity Solidarity 3:21 pm 14 Dec 11

I’m a Canberran and am all for whatever. National park, meh we have enough kangaroos and boringness as is.

ceam ceam 2:52 pm 14 Dec 11

MOST IMPORTANT FACTOR REMAINS THIS 150 MILLION DOLLAR PROJECT WILL RUN THROUGH THE NAMADGI NATIONAL PARK WHICH CONTRAVENES THE POLICY OF THE ACT NATIONAL PARKS ASSOC
“A key element of Namadgi National Park is its unique natural landforms and panoramic scenery. NPA ACT strongly supports the protection? of these essential environmental elements from any incursions or disturbances, such as communication towers, power lines, pipelines or road works.”

This is actually an ACT national park not NSW.

Also I would like to say thanks to the person who sent an apology for an email they sent and I’d like to apologize to all those out there who feel I hate Canberra people. I do not, I consider myself a Canberra person having gone to school there. I was having a gut level reaction to what was happening but it is about the river and park- not about williamsdale road and I do think people in cities everywhere waste too much water. My facetious comment in the video about showers was my way of expressing my anger at water waste. Really this is a CANBERRA concern because it is in a Canberra national park so calling me a nimby is incorrect as it is more in YOUR backyard- being an historical large area held in trust by the capital. I really hope some of you can see beyond your personal dislike of what type of person you perceive me to be and just look at the real issue at hand.

cubicle01 cubicle01 9:20 am 14 Dec 11

I’m really interested by perpetuation of the city/country thing evident here and the lionisation of rural dwellers as somehow being ‘real Australians’ (certain 666 presenters drive me wild with this).

I’ve lived in both country and city and as far as I can tell people as just as; smart, stupid, lazy, creative, greedy, wonderful. I can understand some of the traffic coming from country folk who feel they dont get a fair share but there seems to be a reverse current here as well, is that limited to nimby lifestylers seen here?

bump – this is totally mully worthy.

colourful sydney racing identity colourful sydney racing identity 3:37 pm 13 Dec 11

Late comer to this thread due to my 4, 6 hour daily showers but wow, just wow….

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 2:53 pm 13 Dec 11

johnboy said :

Charlotte believes one of you lot sent her a nasty email.

Apparently she thinks the police are going to be interested in this.

Is that in the same way she thinks the Government are going to be interested in her “protest”.

dpm dpm 2:25 pm 13 Dec 11

creative_canberran said :

fgzk said :

Please stop ceam. Its a pointless exercise.

CC I think I see a pattern with you. You have quiet a passion for attacking women on RA.

au contraire

http://the-riotact.com/local-cafe-owner-can’t-handle-the-heat/59999

Women and cyclist-haters?? 😉

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