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More development in the city

By 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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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 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 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 6:28 pm 02 Jun 07

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

el 12:30 pm 02 Jun 07

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

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 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 9:27 pm 01 Jun 07

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

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 5:56 pm 01 Jun 07


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