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Oaks Estate Bridge closed

By johnboy - 17 September 2013 30

The ACT Government wishes to advise motorists and other road users that the Oaks Estate Bridge on Oaks Estate Road is closed due to rising waters as a result of heavy rainfalls. Motorists are advised to take an alternative route.

Barriers are being erected to alert people of the closure.

Further road closures may be necessary as predicted heavy rain enters the ACT.

The ACT Government apologises for the inconvenience.

For up-to-date information on road closures please call Canberra Connect on 13 22 81.

[Courtesy TAMS]

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HiddenDragon 11:01 pm 19 Sep 13

Deref said :

HiddenDragon said :

Deref said :

This thread is another excellent reason for dumping the concept of states.

or for having a Capital Territory which consists only of the Parliamentary Triangle, and merging the rest of it back into NSW.

I’d be interested to know how you leap from “no states” to “merging…into…NSW”.

Not so much a leap (I did begin with “or”, by the way), just a slightly more plausible alternative to the idea of an entire continent being governed by a democratic unitary state (whether with, or without, completely subordinate regional governments). I think the fiscal non-viability of the ACT will become increasingly apparent over the coming decade (regardless of the outcome of the next few federal elections) and something will have to give.

Primal 9:33 pm 19 Sep 13

thebrownstreak69 said :

It would be more realistic for Queanbeyan to annex Canberra. Queanbeyan was, after all, here long before Canberra.

I’m struggling to think of any historical situations where “we were here first” has seen off a rampaging enemy…

Deref 5:27 pm 19 Sep 13

HiddenDragon said :

Deref said :

This thread is another excellent reason for dumping the concept of states.

or for having a Capital Territory which consists only of the Parliamentary Triangle, and merging the rest of it back into NSW.

I’d be interested to know how you leap from “no states” to “merging…into…NSW”.

Aeek 4:50 pm 19 Sep 13

IrishPete said :

watto23 said :

The argument over using services and or working across the border though does have a lot of merit. After all its the reason the kings highway does not get upgraded, because its mostly ACT drivers. Yet as shown both sides of the border use each other.

And the VST (Very Slow Train). And probably the Barton Highway too. If the federal politicians had to travel to Canberra by road or train, think how much better the transport links would be.

IP

so, alternatively – close the Airport precinct for a few years.

thebrownstreak69 3:43 pm 19 Sep 13

Primal said :

This thread is another excellent reason for annexing Queanbeyan.

Oh and Yass, too. Then we can get the Barton Hwy sorted out.

It would be more realistic for Queanbeyan to annex Canberra. Queanbeyan was, after all, here long before Canberra.

Primal 3:30 pm 19 Sep 13

This thread is another excellent reason for annexing Queanbeyan.

Oh and Yass, too. Then we can get the Barton Hwy sorted out.

HiddenDragon 1:44 pm 19 Sep 13

Deref said :

This thread is another excellent reason for dumping the concept of states.

or for having a Capital Territory which consists only of the Parliamentary Triangle, and merging the rest of it back into NSW.

IrishPete 1:13 pm 19 Sep 13

watto23 said :

The argument over using services and or working across the border though does have a lot of merit. After all its the reason the kings highway does not get upgraded, because its mostly ACT drivers. Yet as shown both sides of the border use each other.

And the VST (Very Slow Train). And probably the Barton Highway too. If the federal politicians had to travel to Canberra by road or train, think how much better the transport links would be.

IP

thebrownstreak69 12:43 pm 19 Sep 13

HiddenDragon said :

So the moral of the story is, if you’re thinking of moving from Canberra to Queanbeyan, to avoid the ACT’s (even) higher rates, taxes etc. – and to have plastic bags on tap – don’t get too close to the river.

I wouldn’t worry, when the river floods out (like in 2010) what gets submerged are roads, parks and the carpark under riverside plaza.

It’s extremely rare (and unlikely) for any houses to actually get water in them.

Deref 11:53 am 19 Sep 13

This thread is another excellent reason for dumping the concept of states.

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