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Liberal dreams for Erindale

By johnboy 11 September 2012 45

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Bear in mind that the Liberal road for electoral success runs through Tuggeranong when you consider their latest policy of improvements to Erindale:

ACT Opposition Leader Zed Seselja and ACT Shadow Urban Services Minister Alistair Coe announced today that if elected, a Canberra Liberals Government will immediately improve the look of Gartside Street in Erindale through better landscaping, footpaths and dozens of car parks, and will undertake further studies to identify additional cark parks.

Mr Seselja said this commitment is an important part of the Canberra Liberals’ plan to provide thousands more parking spaces across the ACT, and to clean up Canberra.

“Under the ACT Labor Government, Erindale’s parking needs have been ignored and local businesses have suffered as a result,” Mr Seselja said.

“That’s why if elected, a Canberra Liberals Government will immediately add more parking spaces to Gartside Street in Erindale, and undertake a comprehensive study for more parking in the centre.

“We’ll also improve the overall look of Gartside Street through better landscaping and footpaths. The total cost of this policy is $225,000, and will come from our already announced $700 million roads and parking package,” Mr Seselja concluded.

[Images provided by Zed’s office and collaged by me.]


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Yurgle_the_Yeti 11:54 am 14 Sep 12

Primal said :

colourful sydney racing identity said :

The area needs a major overhaul not tinkering around the edges.

Some kind of ‘Master Plan’ perhaps?

http://www.actpla.act.gov.au/topics/significant_projects/planning_studies/tuggeranong_and_erindale_centres_planning_project

Primal said :

colourful sydney racing identity said :

The area needs a major overhaul not tinkering around the edges.

Some kind of ‘Master Plan’ perhaps?

http://www.actpla.act.gov.au/topics/significant_projects/planning_studies/tuggeranong_and_erindale_centres_planning_project

I think that you’ll find that ESDD (used to be ACTPLA), as part of their Erindale Master Plan (linked to above), conducted a study of traffic issues in Erindale. That study found that converting Gartside St to one-way didn’t really help the traffic operations as all of the traffic had to exit from one end of Gartside St, not both ends. It also found that there isn’t enough space to properly build angle parking on Gartside Street (as shown in the image above).

Follow the link above and then click on the blue box titled “Traffic, car parking and bus station – Erindale” to learn more about the work already undertaken by ESDD.

krats 8:54 am 13 Sep 12

bikhet said :

DrKoresh said :

As an Erindale local I can attest to the s***tiness of Gartside st. That being said, a lot of the problem is the traffic there. Not only does everyone seem to drive like a psychopath in Erindale, the flow of traffic is poorly managed. I’m not sure adding more room on for cars will help unless they also tidy up the road, so that everyone can move about freely.

Agreed. Make Gartside Street a one-way street for a start.

Yea A One Way Street In Erindale-The Half Wits Wouldn’t Know What Direction To Drive,Even With Large Flashing Neon Signs And Armed Gaurds At Both Ends Of Gartside Street!
The “STOP” Sign At Denigan And Comrie Streets Is A good Example…

steveu said :

About time someone redeveloped erindale. Long overdue.

agree, but it needs more than a bit of a spit and polish, it needs a complete redevelopment.

steveu 7:46 am 13 Sep 12

About time someone redeveloped erindale. Long overdue.

shauno 4:36 am 13 Sep 12

Keijidosha said :

Interesting that the Libs claim they can renovate Gartside Street, providing more parking, better footpaths and improve landscaping for $225k. This says one of two things: Either they haven’t done their sums or Labor have been totally irresponsible in awarding roadwork contracts.

For comparison, Labor stumped up $165k last year to ‘improve’ an intersection in Belconnen, which consisted of nothing more than minor modification of two curbs and remarking some white lines.

Yea but that’s Labor look at the huge sums they manage to waste federally with nothing to show for it.

Pity 2:02 am 13 Sep 12

The place is extremely old and tired and well over due for a facelift.

They should make the whole area a car park (with trees and landscaping). Drive in or out at each end. There is no real need for a street directly through that area.

That’s my 2 cents.

frank2112 7:42 pm 12 Sep 12

CrocodileGandhi said :

I could help them fix many of the problems in that car park for a lot less than $225,000. They just need to give me a bucket of paint so that I can draw some arrows and make the bloody thing one-way. I’d be happy to do it for about $100.

The arrows don’t work at homeworld so they definitely won’t work at Erindale. That whole part of erindale is a disaster. I avoid it like the plague.e

pink little birdie 3:17 pm 12 Sep 12

Jungle Jim said :

pink little birdie said :

Erindale is the southsiders Dickson… Takeaway shops and restrauants.
One way would make Gartside Street so much better.

Sounds like I should be depressed about living in Wanniassa and working in Dickson.

But I’m not.

I wouldn’t be… Good food for lunch and dinner.

Erindale has the best Laksa I’ve tasted in Canberra. Dickson has the best Ramen.

Keijidosha 2:53 pm 12 Sep 12

KB1971 said :

johnboy said :

How would you tell?

[Inner Northican wanders smugly away]

It looks the same as the O’Connor shops………..

It only appears that way because of the permanent smug cloud. Most inner-north shops can be viewed in full technicolour with Hipstervision(tm).

Jungle Jim 2:45 pm 12 Sep 12

pink little birdie said :

Erindale is the southsiders Dickson… Takeaway shops and restrauants.
One way would make Gartside Street so much better.

Sounds like I should be depressed about living in Wanniassa and working in Dickson.

But I’m not.

pink little birdie 2:12 pm 12 Sep 12

Erindale is the southsiders Dickson… Takeaway shops and restrauants.
One way would make Gartside Street so much better.

KB1971 1:32 pm 12 Sep 12

johnboy said :

How would you tell?

[Inner Northican wanders smugly away]

It looks the same as the O’Connor shops………..

greyswandir 11:56 am 12 Sep 12

I do like the desaturation in the top picture, makes it look like the zombie apocalypse is imminent in Erindale

dtc 11:33 am 12 Sep 12

Its like the Wizard of Oz, suddenly we have colour

DrKoresh 11:12 am 12 Sep 12

Jungle Jim said :

voytek3 said :

Anyone that actually goes to Erindale at peak times let alone ever is a moron. That place is a complete wasteland hole that should be burned down like a barn full of livestock with mad cow disease.

Nice. So, you’re such an elitist that you think pretty much every person who lives in Wanniassa, Oxley, Monash, Gowrie and Fadden are morons?

Eat it, Voytek.

Yeah, Fadden is one of the most affluent suburbs in the country, IIRC. Besides, Erindale is thriving, economically speaking, it just looks like a squashed turd, but if you’re letting the aesthetics stop you going then i reckon you’re the moron.

Jungle Jim 8:27 am 12 Sep 12

voytek3 said :

Anyone that actually goes to Erindale at peak times let alone ever is a moron. That place is a complete wasteland hole that should be burned down like a barn full of livestock with mad cow disease.

Nice. So, you’re such an elitist that you think pretty much every person who lives in Wanniassa, Oxley, Monash, Gowrie and Fadden are morons?

Eat it, Voytek.

Jordo 8:08 am 12 Sep 12

We’ve got plenty of parking up the road at the Wanniassa shops & heaps less aggro.

taninaus 7:47 am 12 Sep 12

Looks exactly like what was put up at the master plan for Erindale – love it when the liberals rehash existing Labor policy, maybe it is more efficient? It is about time for the owners of the shopes and concrete carpark to take some responsibilty for the mess they have created by making eat street without a good parking strategy.

Spiral 6:27 am 12 Sep 12

voytek3 said :

Anyone that actually goes to Erindale at peak times let alone ever is a moron. That place is a complete wasteland hole that should be burned down like a barn full of livestock with mad cow disease.

I shall just have to ask the Gymnastics people to relocate then. Or perhaps just reschedule all their classes to other times.

Yeah sure.

Moron

Chucklez_Norris 7:04 pm 11 Sep 12

voytek3 said :

Anyone that actually goes to Erindale at peak times let alone ever is a moron. That place is a complete wasteland hole that should be burned down like a barn full of livestock with mad cow disease.

+1
I was forced to leave the safety of the Northside everyday to cross the lake into that s***hole to drop hubby off to work when he was running the servo there.

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