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Mt Ainslie Summit Closed – Will Anyone Think Of The Children?

johnboy 1 October 2005 3

ABC Online brings the startling news that a rock fall has closed the road to the summit of Mt Ainslie. I don’t like the sound of “until further notice”.

Some may seek to place blame on a lack of consultation by the gubbmint. Others will say this wouldn’t have happened if we had a light rail system. A more likely culprit is a heavy rains and possibly bad maintenance.

Those simply seeking magnificent views can still hike up from the War Memorial, but that will be of little value to Canberra’s sex-crazed teenagers with access to a car.

Do our lake shores have sufficient capacity to handle the overflow?

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3 Responses to Mt Ainslie Summit Closed – Will Anyone Think Of The Children?
terubo terubo 12:38 pm 01 Oct 05

A funicular railway from the AWM to the summit of Mt Ainslie would be a popular tourist attraction. With an ice-cream parlour or hamburger stand at the top. And no cars allowed; amorous teenagers can go to Redhill instead, there’s more space up there.

Thumper Thumper 10:55 am 01 Oct 05

I would suggest shoddy, if any, maintenance, plus the recent heavy rains.

And the ‘Untl further notice’ really is a worry as I can’t see the government making it a high priority.

Nope, they’ve got more important things to do, like the lauch of their new political stunt called Floriade.

Even with Spring here and tourists, who most probably would like to go up there to catch the views.

colsim colsim 10:20 am 01 Oct 05

Love the consultation / light rail angle Johnboy 🙂

On the topic of the trail up Mt Ainslie from the War Memorial though, am I the only person who finds the new memorial plaques scattered along the track somewhat inappropriate.

I mean, does the AWM own the national (territory??) park? It just seems to in some way politicise (not the right word but you get my drift) a place that was always seemed more of a sanctuary from the world or something. Where was the consultation there anyway?

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