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Hotel, Pool, Luge Track, Gondola, and Hanging Gardens for Stromlo

By Kramer - 12 August 2009 37

[First filed: August 11, 2009 @ 09:30]

OK, maybe I exaggerated a little, but we won’t be far off the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, if all the details in the new Stromlo Forest Park master plan come to fruition. Incredibly the plans do propose an aquatic complex, a hotel (as well as cabins and camping), sports fields (yes, more grass to turn to dust), a luge track, a velodrome, and the hotly debated gondola.

I’ll admit that I’m a bit biased towards the mountain bike side of things, but they can ditch the pool, playing fields, luge track, wetlands, and probably the hotel too, in favour of keeping the focus on cycling and mountain bikes.

Why take a purpose built facility and attempt to make it all things to all people?

I’ll even admit that the gondola is a bit of a stretch, even though it would make running large downhill races much easier, and reduce the weekend shuttle traffic on Mt Stromlo Road.

So tell the ACT Govt to keep doing what they are doing well (MTB & cycling), and give them a big smack on the back of the head about these pie-in-the-sky ideas for Stromlo.

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Hotel, Pool, Luge Track, Gondola, and Hanging Gardens for Stromlo
S4anta 11:27 am 11 Aug 09

peterh said :

we need a wetlands out at stromlo, I mean, how far is it from the cotter? mozzie breeding ground. Duffy residents will be so pleased, but at least it can’t catch fire…

I think the rationale for this is more along the lines of Nationa Sequence Farming. That is restoring the water hydration of the soil back to how is was in the long, long ago.

Skidbladnir 11:26 am 11 Aug 09

Sweet zombie Jesus.
Why create and dedicate resources to a specialist facility, and then generalise the shit out of it?

Holden Caulfield 11:22 am 11 Aug 09

Kramer said :

I guess my concern about the addition of all the new facilities/disciplines is that there is already some contention of resources with the MTB, road cycling, running, and horse groups – so adding swimming, sports fields, etc will further escalate these problems.

That’s fair enough.

Which resources are you talking about? Roads, paths etc? Or something else? For example, how would a luge or hotel affect the existing relationships between the groups you mentioned? Wouldn’t they (or couldn’t they) be entities unto themselves that would add to the existing activities, rather than taking away from them, or adding extra burden?

I can see added road use being an issue, but apart from that I can’t foresee a huge problem. But then, I’ve never used the Stromlo facility, so I understand my knowledge base on this subject is zero, haha.

wishuwell 10:44 am 11 Aug 09

I’ll be watching this one very closely from the perspective of living across the road.

MissPeaches 10:41 am 11 Aug 09

Another velodrome? What, the one they built in Narrabundah and screwed up royally hasn’t wasted enough money?

Kramer 10:34 am 11 Aug 09

I guess my concern about the addition of all the new facilities/disciplines is that there is already some contention of resources with the MTB, road cycling, running, and horse groups – so adding swimming, sports fields, etc will further escalate these problems.

Kramer 10:31 am 11 Aug 09

masterplan pics of the cabins = tinder box

peterh 10:18 am 11 Aug 09

we need a wetlands out at stromlo, I mean, how far is it from the cotter? mozzie breeding ground. Duffy residents will be so pleased, but at least it can’t catch fire…

b2 10:18 am 11 Aug 09

Keep the luge. I love the luge in Rotorua. So much fun!

p1 10:09 am 11 Aug 09

What, no monorail?

Pandy 10:08 am 11 Aug 09

Thumbs up

caf 10:01 am 11 Aug 09

It’s nice to share with the other kids, Kramer.

(Not sure an aquatic centre is really warranted though – the government would be better off buying out Phillip pool and skating rink and doing it up).

I imagine there’d be a bit of crossover between those into downhill MTBing and those keen to give luge a try.

Friska 9:59 am 11 Aug 09

I think it sounds great!

Holden Caulfield 9:56 am 11 Aug 09

Makes it much more accessible than Corin Forest. So long as the bike stuff isn’t affected, what does it matter if the venue has a more multi-purpose feel to it?

Thumper 9:40 am 11 Aug 09

Wetlands?

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