Let’s face it, at the price of land in the Molonglo development people there are going to be using wood fires for ornamental purposes rather than cheaping out on heating.
But it’s probably symbolic Zed Seselja is promising to overturn the Government’s ban on the things in the new development:
ACT Opposition Leader Zed Seselja announced today that if elected, a Canberra Liberals Government will overturn the ACT Labor/Greens Coalition’s wood heater ban in the Molonglo Valley. “First the ACT Labor/Greens Coalition banned fireworks, then shopping trolleys, then plastic bags, and now they’re banning wood heaters,” Mr Seselja said.
“It comes at a time when people have just been slugged with another 17 per cent electricity cost rise, and are buying wood heaters to keep costs down.
“Like many Canberrans, we’re sick of this nanny state approach and believe government should support people, not try to control their lives.
“A Canberra Liberals Government would repeal the ban on wood heaters in the Molonglo Valley, and resist further moves by the Greens to ban them in other areas.
“Wood Heaters are a cost effective option to heating a home, and are carbon neutral. With newer technology, they’re also more efficient and cleaner.