18 May 2006

Magic busway disappears up Corbell's ars*

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The thing about magic items is that you just have to wave your wand and … “pouf!” … they disappear.

CT reports on Hargreaves dumping a whole world of contempt on Corbell’s time-travelling stretch of bitumen.

UPDATED: The Chief Minister has been on the ABC hosing this down quite brutally.

Mr Stanhope says comments from Transport Minister John Hargreaves, who says it will not be built in his lifetime, do not reflect the Government’s position.

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Maybe we can now use the saved money to fund the teachers’ pay rise??

I want a large channel dug from LBG to Batemans Bay so I can catch bream and flatties off Scrivener Dam.

That sounds feasible, doesn’t it? A bit maybe?

Sounds to me like the Comrade has demanded canals, but without the ‘c’…

It’s the ole reunification bridge trick, saw this once…thought, bejebus these European’s have a got a bootload of $$.

We have a right to demand express canals, with gondolas etc transporting us through a web of water lanes…ah, to be in the Venice of the South…and in love!

barking toad3:10 pm 19 May 06

shite Indi, ya shouldna posted that – 500m euros for 918 metres of ferry lane

the mayor and his sad mate will think the cost of the warp speed bus lane is miniscule in comparison and they’ll go ahead

speaking of ferry lanes, I’d love to see one of these ‘inter-lake express lanes’

http://urbanlegends.about.com/library/bl_water_bridge.htm

barking toad1:27 pm 19 May 06

Now the crimes reports today that they’re still going to go ahead with the $6m feasibility study so it can be dusted of in 30 years time when they might have a need for it

Fuck these clowns make me laugh

If the kyotonazis are right and global warming will have sea levels flood Canberra maybe it can be used as ferry lane.

But people will use a $150M road. They wont use an orphan busway system to any great extent.

James-T-Kirk10:38 am 19 May 06

I especially loved the comment – “We don’t want to lose corporate knowledge and corporate advice too quickly.” – They probably want to do it slowly…

I wish I had a dollar for every time I went into an organisation, and nobody knew anything about what they did 12 months ago, or (more importantly – *Why* they do something)

Hmmm..interesting reference to magic, considering the planning minister’s past connection to, of all things, wicca. Combined with that his belief that he can create a magical Canberra, full of too much development and not enough thought…why is this person still in office??

Vic Bitterman10:26 pm 18 May 06

Nothing corbell likes to do better than is to piss my, and everyone else’s, tax dollars up the wall.

Canberra will be a better place with him out of office.

The car drivers who pay rego, pay fuel excise, and then subsidise the loss making bus system?

seems like it is ok to spend 150 million for a road (private transport) but not a public transport system. Can’t afford it, too right, get out of your cars

Mr Evil, what you say has the ring of truth.

I wonder if the RiotACT e-mail questions to Corbell have disappeared up the same orifice as the Busway???????

This is a Labor town….

Can’t have the press bagging out our esteemed great leader…

However, in these times, it’s a smart and responsible move to get rid of the busway and the arboretum, although money has already been wasted on feasibility studies, etc…

Stranegly enough no bleating press release to announce this?

barking toad2:09 pm 18 May 06

The mayor and his councillors are finally realising that there aren’t money trees in the ACT and some responsible budgetting is required to balance the books.

Presumably this reasoning also applies to his tree garden. Seems the realisation is too late, though, for the funds wasted on his bill of rights and ongoing costs associated with it.

He can piss off the poetry-on-buses too.

Comrade Stanhope said we dont have the population base, we cannot afford it, it will never pay for itself. He said we may look at it in a few years. He said that we reserved land for GDE for 40 years and we are just doing the same here. And he said forget about light rail.

He he Johnboy…good joke…Ha Ha…You are joking…right? Still the go?….What?…Are they completely nuts?

These guys really don’t have a clue, do they…

Unbelievable…

Heard comrade Stanhope on the radio this morning repudiating Hargreaves and saying the busway is still go.

One also needs to ask how much has this pie in the sky already cost the taxpayer?

One would suspect quite a great deal.

The King has looked at the Royal coffers and decided that there just ain’t enough money…

I’m certainly not surprised. Someone had to take the common-sense approach to this pie-in-the-sky eventually.

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