13 March 2013

More bins and seats across Canberra

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Shane Rattenbury has announced some capital works:

Work has now commenced to install new street furniture and larger bin facilities at 10 shopping centres and three local parks across the ACT, Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Shane Rattenbury, announced today.

“As part of the ACT Government’s urban improvement program, new furniture and bins will replace older facilities at priority sites identified as part of an asset condition audit of Canberra’s shopping centres and parks,” Mr Rattenbury said.

“Shopping centre sites selected include Kingston; Manuka; Mawson; Dickson; Petrie Plaza in Civic; Jamison; Hawker; Curtin; Kippax and Watson. Three park sites Bowen Park, Acton Park and Mount Goodwin in Macgregor, have also been identified.

“Based on the asset condition audit undertaken in 2012, priority sites will receive a combination of new seats, benches, picnic settings and bins. The new street furniture has been designed to be more robust and accessible for all ages and, where possible, will complement the colours of existing furniture in the area.

“In addition, new 240 litre bins will replace some of the existing 120 litre bins at eight of the 13 sites. Some of the smaller bins may be removed and not replaced due to the increased capacity of larger, nearby bins.”


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Mike Bessenger10:03 am 14 Mar 13

They forgot about Florey. 3 bins for the 17 shops, doctors surgery, and 5 or 6 offices.

What about recycling bins? We need more, it’s ridiculous that there are none between ANU and Northbourne Ave. At least plonk one on the corner near Canberra House where the park attracts workers eating at lunch time.

What goes around …….but no mention of Woden . I can remember in Woden after self guvy came in, the bins were removed near the Furzer street offices, then a little later a bloke with a sledge hammer busted up the plinths so it could be easily removed as well.

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