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Liberals promise more Belconnen parking

By johnboy - 16 October 2012 23

Sticking to the basics the Liberals are tackling the vexed issue of Belconnen’s parking:

ACT Opposition Leader Zed Seselja and ACT Shadow Urban Services Minister Alistair Coe announced today that if elected, a Canberra Liberals Government will provide hundreds more car parks in Belconnen. Mr Seselja said today’s announcement forms part of the Canberra Liberals commitment to increase car parks across the ACT.

“We often hear from residents from the Northside about the lack of parking around the Belconnen town centre and Calvary Hospital,” Mr Seselja said.

“That’s why if elected a Canberra Liberals Government would invest $500,000 for new infrastructure at Calvary Hospital to deliver around 100 new car parks.

“We would also commit to 500 new car parks around the Belconnen town centre in the first term of government, over and above natural growth,” Mr Seselja concluded.

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Liberals promise more Belconnen parking
colourful sydney rac 4:34 pm 16 Oct 12

pirate_taco said :

housebound said :

Labor (ie the government) has simultaneously approved more workers coming into town but fewer places to park them. I’ve tried the bus thing. If the bus turns up, it’s ok. But you need to know the bus will come that day.

That is one of the reasons why Pirate Party ACT is pushing for more frequent bus services [1].
Under our plan, if a bus didn’t show up for whatever reason, the wait for the next one would be 15 minutes at the most.

Glen Takkenberg
Pirate Party ACT for Ginninderra

1. http://www.actpirates.org.au/index.php/policies/connecting-the-city#Rebuild-a-successful-bus-transit-network

You cannot be serious.

NoImRight 4:29 pm 16 Oct 12

pirate_taco said :

housebound said :

Labor (ie the government) has simultaneously approved more workers coming into town but fewer places to park them. I’ve tried the bus thing. If the bus turns up, it’s ok. But you need to know the bus will come that day.

That is one of the reasons why Pirate Party ACT is pushing for more frequent bus services [1].
Under our plan, if a bus didn’t show up for whatever reason, the wait for the next one would be 15 minutes at the most.

Glen Takkenberg
Pirate Party ACT for Ginninderra

1. http://www.actpirates.org.au/index.php/policies/connecting-the-city#Rebuild-a-successful-bus-transit-network

How much would this “significant one off” cost be? How would you fund it?

pirate_taco 4:19 pm 16 Oct 12

housebound said :

Labor (ie the government) has simultaneously approved more workers coming into town but fewer places to park them. I’ve tried the bus thing. If the bus turns up, it’s ok. But you need to know the bus will come that day.

That is one of the reasons why Pirate Party ACT is pushing for more frequent bus services [1].
Under our plan, if a bus didn’t show up for whatever reason, the wait for the next one would be 15 minutes at the most.

Glen Takkenberg
Pirate Party ACT for Ginninderra

1. http://www.actpirates.org.au/index.php/policies/connecting-the-city#Rebuild-a-successful-bus-transit-network

Duffbowl 4:12 pm 16 Oct 12

housebound said :

I don’t know what was promised by anyone else, but I do know how difficult it is to get long-stay parking in Belconnen. The reason is that certain carparks are now office blocks or construction sites.

There is a long stay park at the corner of Eastern Valley Way and Cameron Ave (opposite CISAC) that I don’t think has been full when I’ve done my 10am run to Belco. Yes, you have to walk a little bit, but that’s the price we pay for cheap parking.

housebound 3:38 pm 16 Oct 12

I don’t know what was promised by anyone else, but I do know how difficult it is to get long-stay parking in Belconnen. The reason is that certain carparks are now office blocks or construction sites.

Labor (ie the government) has simultaneously approved more workers coming into town but fewer places to park them. I’ve tried the bus thing. If the bus turns up, it’s ok. But you need to know the bus will come that day.

Mothy 2:58 pm 16 Oct 12

Hmm…. 500 extra car parking spaces…

I seem to recall this was something the Westfield Belconnen Redevelopment was supposed to deliver.

While I’ve not walked through and counted, I’d doubt that site B from the 2008 design concept report delivered 500 ADDITIONAL car parks as envisaged.

Anyone got a more recent source? i.e. where the concept got water down to the approved plan got watered down to the delivered reality?

And can anyone nail down a Liberal to ask whether their 500 additional car parks are simply a revival of an old part of this plan (say, car parking as part of development existing parking at site H), or if that is what is meant by “natural growth” and their rabbit will emerge from another hat entirely?

Martlark 2:27 pm 16 Oct 12

Looking out my Belconnen office window I can see about a hundred empty car spaces. Behind the Labor Club another hundred free. There are more than enough car parking spaces in Belconnen. What the car parkers here want is more free parking.

Yet another populist political bribe for the selfish voter to stick in their back pocket.

NoImRight 2:26 pm 16 Oct 12

colourful sydney racing identity said :

where will they put them?

Barton?

colourful sydney rac 2:13 pm 16 Oct 12

Jim Jones said :

colourful sydney racing identity said :

where will they put them?

Belconnen

Duffy would make more sense.

Chop71 2:13 pm 16 Oct 12

Will they be paid parking? or free?

…. may the pirates sail me to work.
…. Chick Henry could drive me in a V8
…. and the bullet train party could fly me to work

when will the promises stop

p1 1:46 pm 16 Oct 12

puggy said :

Are they going to be off-leash car parks?

On floating pontoons in the lake, teepee style.

Jim Jones 1:42 pm 16 Oct 12

colourful sydney racing identity said :

where will they put them?

Belconnen

puggy 1:36 pm 16 Oct 12

Are they going to be off-leash car parks?

colourful sydney rac 1:25 pm 16 Oct 12

where will they put them?

davo101 1:08 pm 16 Oct 12

500 new car parks.

Wow, that’s a lot. I would have thought 500 new car spaces would have been plenty.

over and above natural growth.

[In Attenborough voice]The courtship dance complete we now see the male car park mount the female….

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