Article in the Canberra Times this morning proudly promotes a footbridge to a proposed “private island” of exclusive residences, with no public spaces as far as I can tell (there is little information online).
It has been funded by the Land Development Agency as “part of almost $18 million it is spending on the public spaces at the foreshore, across from the island”. Why is a footbridge for the convenience of the developers and eventually residents, linking them to the foreshore, being promoted as though it is spending for the public good?
The cost of this private bridge should be borne by the developers!
This is one of the most dishonest things I’ve seen in action by our government, and that is saying something!
The Land Development Agency is saying, disingenuously, that the bridge will be “open to the public” when the “landscaping is finished’. What “public” will be heading across the footbridge FROM the foreshore to a complex of private residences? Sheer nonsense – it’s for the exclusive residence folk to enjoy the foreshore – clearly the developers felt the residents would be more likely to pay up off the plan if the foreshore was easily accessible.
Which minister, which bureaucrats in the pockets of the developers, have allowed this rort at ACT ratepayers’ expense? Answers please!