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Name Canberra Airport?

By andym 25 November 2012 43

Seems like a good idea.

Better then Snowtown or some lame pollie.

Change.org have a petition.

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Mr Evil 12:38 pm 27 Nov 12

bundah said :

I wonder how many more office buildings Snow wants to construct in and around the airport? Surely enough already!

I’m sure there’s still room for a casino, fairground and the 40 000 seat convention centre.

Anyway, he’ll probably keep building until there’s a fatal air accident involving a light aircraft and building-induced windshear!

dtc 11:46 am 27 Nov 12

Masquara said :

One of the reasons to dislike the Canberra Airport’s Snow family is that their infamous and high-handed plan for the centre of Canberra involved turning Anzac Parade into a commuter road, and trashing the Hellenic Memorial. Needless to say, they had gone to a UK company that didn’t even bother to visit Canberra and find out what was important to keep. So Canberra Airport is on the nose by dint of simply belonging to the Snowtowners.

I’m pretty sure even the Snows couldnt turn ANZAC parade into a commuter road, given that it goes from nowhere useful to nowhere useful (talking just of commuter use here). I think you will find it was Constitution Avenue, which at the time was being discussed quite widely as a road that should be upgraded and changed, with lots more retail and residential (which I gather is the original Griffin plan).

However, the development of Civic west has probably put paid to the need to upgrade Consitution Ave at the moment. Nonetheless, Consitution Avenue is currently a bit of a nothing road that needs a bit of thought. I dont know about the Hellenic Memorial, but memorials can be moved without detracting from the value of the memorial.

astrojax 11:42 am 27 Nov 12

bundah said :

I wonder how many more office buildings Snow wants to construct in and around the airport? Surely enough already!

well, ‘enough’ given the current access to them etc – but improved access, transport and such, and amenity would make this spot a good location for business and i see no reason why growth should stop. build, and they will come. if the airport wants to become a hub, it will need accommodation and service for this, and businesses geared to travel. be a nice spot for a high-speed rail station, too…

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