The Canberra Times reports that plans for the new Molonglo town centre will be relased today. The new town centre will have 15 suburbs, the first will be North Weston. So what will the naming convention be for the new suburbs? More prime ministers? Will we see a Whitlam, Gorton, Keating or Howard?? Through ACTPLA you can nominate someone to have a suburb or street named after them. Welcome to the new suburb of Kramer!
On a more serious note, there are loud complaints from farmers whose land will be reclaimed by the ACT govt for the new town centre. They will lose their livelihood, but is this acceptable when they are on leasehold land? I guess this happened to the orginal farmers in the ACT when Lake Burley Griffin and the parliamentry triangle was created in the middle of a sheep paddock.