More development in the city

Thumper 30 May 2007 50

Mr Stanhope’s press groupies have cobbled together this explaining that section 63 of the city is to be sold due to demand for commercial space.

Section 63 is near the Police station and is currently a 700 space car park.

Apparently the deal will be this, the developer has to provide 1000 car parks as well as building a building. Where I ask you?

Under the building I hear you say. Ah yes, but that would be private parking.

So, in his never ending quest to apparently ban motor vehicles from the city area, the government is going to rake in a huge windfall.

We must ask, where the hell is all this money going?

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50 Responses to More development in the city
justme78 justme78 8:08 pm 03 Jun 07

Genie – when I pay for a parking pass for the govt car park I prefer to utilise it, rather than paying AGAIN for parking on a private site. The reality of the matter is that public transport in Canberra is not designed well for most of us – ie, those that live in Gungahlin, or have to make multiple stops on the way to work and home due to being parents, or needing our car during the day to travel to meetings. Selling off more of our car parks for development not only reduces car parking spaces while the building is going up, it brings more people into the city centre for work, and the need for more parking!

ant ant 8:05 pm 02 Jun 07

I just won’t work in Civic. Easy-peasy. Ditto the airport mess. If I had a bus, I’d use it but Deanes won’t let us oldies on the school bus.

Pandy Pandy 6:32 pm 02 Jun 07

Light rail: Buggered. The last time I drove to Gungahlin 2 weeks ago via Mitchel, houses were already going up and bugger all chance of 5-8 storey developments happening. I would suggest that you be pushing for a Nth Bourne Ave and Constitution Ave route.

Forget about the airport, for now.

Pandy Pandy 6:28 pm 02 Jun 07

Exactly El. Cost a max of $15v a day too.

el el 12:30 pm 02 Jun 07

Hundreds of empty spots up the top of various multi-levels throughout the day.

Genie Genie 11:23 am 02 Jun 07

who spends 40mins driving around looking for a park.. god i would have given up after 10-15mins and gone elsewhere and WALKED further.

justme78 justme78 10:43 pm 01 Jun 07

Some of us need our cars during the day to travel to meetings – you may get a park at 8am in the morning, but when you’re looking for one at 11am it’s near impossible, and getting harder all the time. I’ve spent 40 minutes driving around trying to get a park!

el el 9:27 pm 01 Jun 07

An even better solution would be for people to stop whinging 🙂

Genie Genie 8:15 pm 01 Jun 07

Yes but not all people from Tuggers have to catch 3 buses to get into the city… During the “peak” morning and afternoon times they run direct buses that by-pass woden and the hyperdome. Straight out the the suburbs. They are part of the expresso service.

And again if you people wanna whinge about parking.. Im sure SOMEONE you work with lives near you —- CARPOOL… then thats one less car in peak hour traffic and one extra carpark for another bloody whinger. Over 90% of people travel to work solo… Imagine how many extra car parks there will be in half of those people carpool. Problem fixed.

el el 5:56 pm 01 Jun 07


sepi sepi 5:26 pm 01 Jun 07

Actually heaps of people from Tuggers and Belconnen work in civic and use city parking daily.

stan_bowles stan_bowles 4:29 pm 01 Jun 07

Yeah my bad, I did carry on like a bit of a pork chop in identifying the correct population of my hometown, and then politely clarifying the difference between regional and city population.

What was I thinking? Next time I’ll just imagine I’m 8 and stick to witty rejoinders like ‘up yer bum’, ‘tard’ etc.

Snahons_scv6_berlina Snahons_scv6_berlina 3:47 pm 01 Jun 07

As opposed to you going on like a pork chop maelinar ? –

“Stick it up your bum. Tard.

0.18 seconds on Google. Double Tard.

Maelinar Maelinar 3:40 pm 01 Jun 07

Nor do the people of Belconnen, Tharwa, Tuggeranong etc travel to utilise the city centre parking of Canberra on a daily basis.

Your persistence, whilst amazing, has me stunned.

I’m not going to comment further on a topic related to Toowoomba, unless you are presenting any new information.

As an analogy, perhaps my example was flawed. I see no reason why you should go on like a pork chop about it though.

bonfire bonfire 3:35 pm 01 Jun 07

no i still think lightrail is an investment in canberra that needs to be made.

put lightrail into new areas planned for development, let developers put 5-8 storey high density housing within 200 meters of lightrail and watch people opt for pt rather than their car for daily use.

as most people in gungahlin work in civic, lr between civic and gungahlin just makes sense.

stan_bowles stan_bowles 3:22 pm 01 Jun 07

The city council says 95,000

The website you referred to says the Toowoomba ‘region’ is 300,000, but the region extends 100’s of kilometres.

I don’t think the good people of Roma for example travel 350km to utilise the city centre parking of toowoomba on a daily basis, so the ‘regional’ population is of little relevance in a discussion about city parking.

Its a valid as incorporating cooma, goulburn et al into Canberra’s population.

Population of city of Canberra = 330,000
Population of city of Toowoomba = 95,000, or if you’re being generous 120,000.

Maelinar Maelinar 3:05 pm 01 Jun 07

Stick it up your bum. Tard.

0.18 seconds on Google. Double Tard.

stan_bowles stan_bowles 2:36 pm 01 Jun 07

“Go on, pick Toowoomba.

Population 300k

Now that’s a comparison on an equal footing. Tard.”

Where did you get 300,000 in Toowomba from?

I’m from Toowoomba, and I wouldn’t compare Canberra’s city centre to Toowoomba’s, not least because population of Toowoomba is about 97,000.

The figure rises to 120,000 if you include surrounding areas but thats like including Queanbeyan in the population of Canberra.

VYBerlinaV8 now_with_added grunt VYBerlinaV8 now_with_added grunt 2:19 pm 01 Jun 07

“I’d be seeking a car elevator to get down 50 levels. Stuffed if I’d spend 20 minutes driving down the levels 🙂 “

Then you’d better get there early!

I would anticipate tunnels to take people to a multiple of 5 floors. Eg exit at 5th, 10th, 15th, etc, with all floors still individually connected. Be interesting during peak hour.

Maelinar Maelinar 2:02 pm 01 Jun 07

Comparing Canberra to other Capitals (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane) is like comparing 300,000 to several million.

Go on, pick Toowoomba.

Population 300k, parking was about 20-50c for somewhere between 3-4 hours, only on the main street, and in the shopping malls it was completely free. A parking ticket, if you ever got one, was $15.

Now that’s a comparison on an equal footing. Tard.

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