One might be forgiven for thinking that the urban lakes of Canberra were universally loved.
But it turns out the Greens don’t like them and are celebrating the decision to scrimp on Molonglo and not give that development water amenity.
“The Greens have been calling on the Government to rule out a big new dam in the Molonglo Valley since the development proposal was first mooted, so we are pleased that at last there is confirmation that it won’t be happening,” Mr Rattenbury said.
“This is good news for the environment. Flooding the river corridor just to create ‘urban amenity’ for prospective purchasers in the area would have significantly altered the entire landscape – something more reminiscent of 1970’s planning.
Molonglites of the future will have to make do with a chain of ponds.