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On the road again at Lyons Shops

By johnboy - 5 December 2011 26

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DarkLadyWolf has sent in some pictures of the cracking new piece of public art at Lyons shops.

It’s called “On the Road Again” and it’s a bronze by Anne Ross.

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Paul0075 11:37 am 11 Dec 11

Love it. One of the better bits of street art around Canberra. Love the dog 🙂

BicycleCanberra 11:45 pm 06 Dec 11

L_Observer said :

If the Chifley shemozzle only cost the ratepayer $100k then the ACT bureaucrats screwed the contractor. I notice you simply assert this was the cost, without any evidence. The playground was opened for 5 minutes and then shut again for the best part of a year – presumably due to George Orwell’s OH&S police.
Also your assertion that it is essential “to get people to frequent the shopping precinct more then a playground area” is pretty silly. Presumably, if the playground was exceptional people would flock to it and the adjoining shops would benefit enormously. Perhaps you would benefit from learning a little economics.[/quote>

I did forget to mention that the community park, part cost $300 000. It was the department who decided to put the playground at the same site as the new playground, thus closing most of the play site for a while.

The precinct is doing well because of the playground just ask the owners of the Friendly Grocer ,having a good cafe and restaurant helps as well.

L_Observer 9:53 pm 06 Dec 11

Bicycle Canberra said:
The first part of the Chifley Playground cost $100 000 ,that included the two playground areas( which included public art) and two seating areas.When they ‘closed the school’ they then decided to build a community park in the same location which included another playground site, the BBQ area,more seating, tree planting, paths,a half basketball court and fitness equipment area.
They have also just installed a shade sail over one of the playgrounds, reason unknown, unless they plan to start shading all playgrounds.
I am all for public art particularly if it have some historical meaning for Canberra, but to get people to frequent the shopping precinct more then a playground area is essential.

If the Chifley shemozzle only cost the ratepayer $100k then the ACT bureaucrats screwed the contractor. I notice you simply assert this was the cost, without any evidence. The playground was opened for 5 minutes and then shut again for the best part of a year – presumably due to George Orwell’s OH&S police.
Also your assertion that it is essential “to get people to frequent the shopping precinct more then a playground area” is pretty silly. Presumably, if the playground was exceptional people would flock to it and the adjoining shops would benefit enormously. Perhaps you would benefit from learning a little economics.

Spykler 4:52 pm 06 Dec 11

Deref said :

Mang said :

Spykler said :

dpm said :

Spykler said :

carnardly said :

I like the Lyons takeaway food shop’s chips and potato cakes. 🙂

agreed…If you buy 20 scallops for your lunch, they often throw in a dim sim or another 4 scallops in for free..

Is that 24 potato scallops for one person?! Wow! I like ’em but I couldn’t manage that many!

Washed down with a 1.25 litre bottle of coke, the first 10 don’t even hit the sides.

When you walk through the doors of the takeaway shop do you hit both sides?

As any fule kno, if that’s Coke Zero, the total kilojoule content of the meal is 0.

Correct, that’s exactly the belief I subscribe to…if I swap Zero with Diet Coke then I pretty much stray into negative kilojoule territory..I can then afford the luxury of a few crumbed chicken wings as well..

Deref 12:44 pm 06 Dec 11

Mang said :

Spykler said :

dpm said :

Spykler said :

carnardly said :

I like the Lyons takeaway food shop’s chips and potato cakes. 🙂

agreed…If you buy 20 scallops for your lunch, they often throw in a dim sim or another 4 scallops in for free..

Is that 24 potato scallops for one person?! Wow! I like ’em but I couldn’t manage that many!

Washed down with a 1.25 litre bottle of coke, the first 10 don’t even hit the sides.

When you walk through the doors of the takeaway shop do you hit both sides?

As any fule kno, if that’s Coke Zero, the total kilojoule content of the meal is 0.

Mang 12:27 pm 06 Dec 11

Spykler said :

dpm said :

Spykler said :

carnardly said :

I like the Lyons takeaway food shop’s chips and potato cakes. 🙂

agreed…If you buy 20 scallops for your lunch, they often throw in a dim sim or another 4 scallops in for free..

Is that 24 potato scallops for one person?! Wow! I like ’em but I couldn’t manage that many!

Washed down with a 1.25 litre bottle of coke, the first 10 don’t even hit the sides.

When you walk through the doors of the takeaway shop do you hit both sides?

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