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How would you like your latte?

By johnboy - 3 June 2010 27

[First filed: Jun 2, 2010 @ 10:15]

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Simon Corbell is calling for comments on a draft Outdoor Café Policy.

“The principles in the policy maintain that outdoor cafes should be integrated with existing adequate clearances and allow convenient access for all,” Mr Corbell said.

“The Government does, however, acknowledge the importance of using public spaces for café and restaurant owners and this will be a major point of consideration during the consultation process.

So how do you feel about the alienation of the commons if it means you can get a big breakfast and a mediocre coffee?

The consultation ends on 25 June you can send submissions to:

Post:
Policy and Community Relations
GPO Box 158
CANBERRA ACT 2601

Email:
ors@act.gov.au

Phone:
02 6207 7889

UPDATE: The Liberals’ Vicki Dunne is not a fan of the draft:

After fighting for years for al fresco café dining in Canberra, Gus Petersilka would be turning in his grave over Simon Corbell’s draft policy for outdoor cafés, according to Shadow Attorney-General, Vicki Dunne.

“Far from celebrating the activity of outdoor eating, a proposed requirement for outdoor furniture design, the draft policy does little more than plunge café owners into an abyss of bureaucratic bunkum,” Mrs Dunne said.

“This draft policy potentially has the ability to stifle any chance of a cosmopolitan atmosphere for Canberra’s dining options and social life because compliance with the myriad new rules will be just too hard for small businesses.

What’s Your opinion?


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27 Responses to
How would you like your latte?
vg 5:36 pm 02 Jun 10

Petersilka gets trotted out again.

Some of us have somewhat different memories of that………..man

Jungle Jim 4:25 pm 02 Jun 10

So much hate! Can’t we all just get along?

Thankfully I’m just a smoker and drinker and not a cyclist.

indigoid 3:40 pm 02 Jun 10

Woody Mann-Caruso said :

How about you smokers get a colony like the rest of the lepers?

+1!

Woody Mann-Caruso 3:17 pm 02 Jun 10

How about you clean-air freaks get yourself a bubble?

How about you smokers get a colony like the rest of the lepers?

astrojax 2:19 pm 02 Jun 10

indigoid said :

I wouldn’t like a latte at all. What kind of gel-encrusted, Ed Hardy-wearing poofter (NOT faggot, per recent discussion at another RA posting) would molest a perfectly good espresso by adding milk (or sugar, for that matter) to it?

+1! ; )

jasere 2:19 pm 02 Jun 10

Deadmandrinking said :

Gibbo said :

No smoking allowed

No.

Have clearly marked smoking and non-smoking sections.

Just don’t even have a smoking section, you want to smoke and look cool go stand in the in the gutter.

and a large flat white thanks no sugar.

georgesgenitals 2:17 pm 02 Jun 10

Deadmandrinking said :

Gibbo said :

No smoking allowed

No.

Have clearly marked smoking and non-smoking sections.

No.

No smoking allowed.

Deadmandrinking 2:14 pm 02 Jun 10

Gibbo said :

Deadmandrinking said :

Gibbo said :

No smoking allowed

No.

Have clearly marked smoking and non-smoking sections.

As long as there is a fan blowing the smoke back towards the smokers regardless of the air temperature.

How about you clean-air freaks get yourself a bubble?

Gibbo 2:07 pm 02 Jun 10

Deadmandrinking said :

Gibbo said :

No smoking allowed

No.

Have clearly marked smoking and non-smoking sections.

As long as there is a fan blowing the smoke back towards the smokers regardless of the air temperature.

indigoid 1:33 pm 02 Jun 10

I wouldn’t like a latte at all. What kind of gel-encrusted, Ed Hardy-wearing poofter (NOT faggot, per recent discussion at another RA posting) would molest a perfectly good espresso by adding milk (or sugar, for that matter) to it?

Deadmandrinking 1:32 pm 02 Jun 10

Gibbo said :

No smoking allowed

No.

Have clearly marked smoking and non-smoking sections.

fgzk 1:12 pm 02 Jun 10

No sweaty Lycra allowed. Cyclist stink.

Clown Killer 12:13 pm 02 Jun 10

As long as the rent is set at a suitabel level that returns sufficient divident to the community then by all means, let cafe owners set ip tables on the footpath.

Gibbo 11:58 am 02 Jun 10

No smoking allowed

Pommy bastard 11:27 am 02 Jun 10

I think they should allow dogs in them 🙂

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