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Lake Dickson!

By johnboy - 24 October 2006 24

Quietly, and with minimal expenditure, the Stanhope Government has given Canberra another lake, this time in Dickson.

What a lesser Government would achieve through hard work, dollars spent, and a media flourish our superior Government has managed through poor maintenance and neglect.

I realise it’s in a tricky location. Off in the uncharted wilds right next to Northbourne Avenue and next to an ambulance station one can sympathise with Urban Service’s difficulties in getting to the site.

By way of consolation, at least the ducks seem to like it.

What’s Your opinion?

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24 Responses to
Lake Dickson!
bonfire 9:34 am 25 Oct 06

lets hope roland grns isnt reading this or we’ll see a camera crew and bob brown down there…

Thumper 9:31 am 25 Oct 06

That’s not a trolley.

It’s an ingenious fish trap so locals can catch carp.

S4anta 9:28 am 25 Oct 06

Look on the bright side. At least one of those seedy cafes in Dickson hasn’t started selling it as coffee.

I wonder if the ACT Parks can see this from there fortress over the road of the ABC. I am sure that atl east a good third of them would drive past this at least twice a day.

johnboy 9:27 am 25 Oct 06

as opposed to dead proof of life?

Absent Diane 9:22 am 25 Oct 06

that trolley is living proof of life.

jr 8:43 am 25 Oct 06

I warned you! … Next AD will be recommending that it never be drained because it will upset the natural ecosystem and how it supports of the introduced endangered species that have evolved over months of evolution.

Absent Diane 8:17 am 25 Oct 06

i think it looks beautiful.

Woody Mann-Caruso 8:14 am 25 Oct 06

We could seed it with carp to feed the homeless.

Thumper 7:38 am 25 Oct 06

I should have added that at the time the water was lapping on the ambo’s front door step so Dickson residents had better hope it does not rain heavily in the near future.

Thumper 7:37 am 25 Oct 06

A year or so ago we got an SES call out for flooding at Dickson.

Guess where the flooding was?

And I guess our advice that it be cleared was never heeded.

cranky 8:08 pm 24 Oct 06

Could we waterski on it?

jr 7:53 pm 24 Oct 06

shhhhhh…. Too much attention and the Greens may attempt to gazette it as a natural heritage site

Big Al 6:17 pm 24 Oct 06

Wouldn’t surprise me … I heard that Corkhills (sp?) had the contract to clean the big trap on Sullivans Creek at Barry Drive and it was worth $120k for four clean-outs annually – to be fair though thats a big job with excavators and shit.

johnboy 6:14 pm 24 Oct 06

Al, I’ve been walking past that trap on and off for a lot of years and i can tell you it’s never been that clogged up.

I suspect skimping on the cleaning contract.

Big Al 6:09 pm 24 Oct 06

JB you’re looking at a Gross Pollutant Trap or GPT – seems to be working just fine. I understand that the Govt. lets a contract for these to be cleaned on a regular (2-4 times a year) basis.

I would suggest that of greater concern is the ammount of water trapped behind the dam of crap in there – when was the last time we had serious rain? A couple of drops last week wouldn’t create that sort of run-off … no what we see there is run-off from over watered gardens and cross over from old sewage pipes layed in the same trenches as old stormwater pipes – watch for the odd ‘bondi cigar’ and don’t eat the ducks (no matter how succulent the lttle ones seem…)

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