While Mr Woodbridge unequivocally accepts the authority of the ACT Government, he has instructed Williams Love & Nicol to write to the Environment and Sustainable Development Directorate seeking a compromise: simply to allow a reasonable period to find alternate accommodation.
The Industrial Design [student] has used his ingenuity and skill in attempting to address an intractable problem that the Government and the University seem helpless to resolve. In doing so Mr Woodbridge has revealed himself as a character of self determination, self reliance and tenacity. Of all the characteristics that a Government should reward, these are the ones. He has endeavoured to provide an alternate solution for a problem that is seemingly always resolved with a temporary solution.
Williams Love & Nicol has written to the Directorate asking for a reciprocal undertaking; Mr Woodbridge has agreed he will vacate the lake by 30 March 2012, and in return it is asked that the Directorate allow him that time. While this goes beyond the deadline given to Mr Woodbridge of 8 March, Williams Love & Nicol believe that in the circumstances it is a reasonable compromise. Mr Woodbridge attends university and maintains casual employment, and as such he cannot devote his time solely to finding alternate accommodation.