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Pot-hole in Arts District; theatre-goers appalled!

By poptop - 15 December 2008 65

Coming as I do from the wilds of Tuggeranong, I am no stranger to gaping chasms appearing in my roads. It has been a point of honour knowing my rates and and other funds supplied to the ACT Government have been applied to the maintenance of Real Canberra [Civic and the Inner North].

The evidence below shows this is no longer the case! Not only is this a pot-hole of considerable size, but it is clear the integrity or the surrounding road is compromised.

I call on the Ministers responsible for the Roads, the Arts and even the entire Territory to work together to remedy this travesty.

Oh wait . . .

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65 Responses to
Pot-hole in Arts District; theatre-goers appalled!
poptop 12:49 pm 15 Dec 08

Thanks for clarifying, Skid. Roadworks are a specialist business that I just do not understand.

Having registered as an official community moaner I intend to use my power wisely.

Or not. 😉

Skidbladnir 12:32 pm 15 Dec 08

Don’t you see, poptop?

For a pothole to need repair, it has to be large enough to _attract snakes and possums_.

shanefos 12:21 pm 15 Dec 08

Better call Tim the Yowie Man! That looks like a Big Foot footprint!!!

poptop 12:20 pm 15 Dec 08

You know what? I did; via the Canberra Connect Website.

Interestingly, I used the dropdown menus advising my input was

Topic – Transport, Road and Traffic
Sub-topic – Other
Comment Category – Notification.
“Pothole at corner of Childers Street and University Avenue

The advice I received was as follows :-



The FAQs below were automatically selected for you. If the FAQs listed are not helpful, select “Finish Submitting Question” to submit your issue.

Removing Possums

The FAQs selected were not helpful and so I finished submitting the question .

Some days I despair . . .

tylersmayhem 11:55 am 15 Dec 08

Cripes – it’s hardly a car damaging crater! But a good point by Gobbo – did you call the appropriate dept. to report this?

ramblingted 11:01 am 15 Dec 08

Only 3,999 to go and we’ll be up there with Blackburn

justbands 10:14 am 15 Dec 08

haha…thanks. I knew I’d typed it wrong again, figured I’d let it slide instead of being a 3 post nutbag. 🙂

Gungahlin Al 10:12 am 15 Dec 08

“promptly” even…

justbands 10:11 am 15 Dec 08

“promtly”, that is

justbands 10:10 am 15 Dec 08

We’ve reported potholes in our street before & they’ve been promply fixed. We don’t even live in the Inner North!

Gungahlin Al 10:09 am 15 Dec 08

I think it’s unfair to blame TaMS for what is clearly a yeti footprint.

vandam 10:02 am 15 Dec 08

Are you serious????

If all the art folk/govt didn’t waste money on things like empty barrels to place in streets disguised as art, there would be enough money to repair roads.

poptop 8:13 am 15 Dec 08

Gobbo, I thought I had!


trevar 7:10 am 15 Dec 08

Now, that WOULD be a ‘Miracle on Childer’s Street’.

Gobbo 6:51 am 15 Dec 08

Ever thought of reporting it, or would that be too difficult?

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