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

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!
JC JC 6:31 pm 19 Dec 08

Gungahlin Al said :

JC: it is good that after keeping this thread alive for 4 days now, we are back to being civil to each other. Seems we are about at the point where we just agree to disagree, and I can continue to wage my war on the Assembly to ensure that it gives Roads ACT adequate money to do this better. So my kids and yours can play outside, so people living near arterial roads have less noise, etc etc.

Because I don’t ever accept “that is just the way it is” – give me a status quo that I don’t think makes sense and I’m not likely to let go of it.

Perhaps we can move on to more important issues such as what to do about these damn yetis? Perhaps if we got them onto Lite’n’Easy they wouldn’t do so much damage?

And thanks – you’ve helped get me bumped up to “Veteran”. Woo hoo!

Fair enough you old veteran. BTW I don’t accept the “that is just the way it is” thing either. I try to look at most things from all angles. With the road resealing issue, if all a road needs is to be resealed rather than resheeted (at great expense) then I rather have the side effects of resealing and the finite amount of money we pay as taxes, rates etc used on far better things.

I mean it is like a 5 year old car that needs the cam belt replaced. You can either do nothing and hope it doesn’t break, replace the belt at say $500 (resealing) or replace the whole thing for $3000+ (resheeting). I know what I and most people would do.

I will admit I don’t like the way our government wastes some of our money or indeed when they are being cheapskates when they need to spend a little extra and do something properly the first time, GDE for example. But I don’t expect the best of everything, for example schools in every suburbs if it is something that is not needed and wastes money.

Granny Granny 12:08 pm 19 Dec 08

None that I am admitting to ….

; )

willo willo 11:53 am 19 Dec 08

a beebah huh?…..hmm wonder what they taste like……..seen any lately granny??

Granny Granny 11:46 am 19 Dec 08

tylersmayhem said :

Are you enjoying the ringside action? 😛

What do you think, Tylers?


Granny Granny 11:44 am 19 Dec 08

Thanks, p1.

: )

Spit roast my bunyip at your peril, Willo! Even the mighty Beebah is no match for a bunyip ….

tylersmayhem tylersmayhem 11:42 am 19 Dec 08

Cool you are back Granny – was wondering where you had chipped off to? Are you enjoying the ringside action? 😛

p1 p1 11:33 am 19 Dec 08

I vote JC for flame of the Week.

And nice to have you back Granny.

willo willo 11:33 am 19 Dec 08

no bunyips left in canberra granny…….great pity too they taste geat when spitroasted……

Granny Granny 11:16 am 19 Dec 08

G’day, willo.

: )

I don’t know. Thinking. Wondering if I need professional help. I’ve decided I definitely do, but I’m probably not too much of a danger to society.

Nobody’s ever told me I need psychiatric help before. It was a bit of a shock. It took me a while to process. Gungahlin Al and Jonathon Reynolds told me I was being silly, and that helped. BerraBoy68 told me to get my bottom back here, too.

I stayed away for a couple of weeks, then the last day or so I’ve been sticking my toe back in and having a bit of a lurk.

Then I thought, Gungahlin Al is suspecting a feral exotic rather than a native species, and I could not remain silent!

And I did really miss everyone.

Poptop, I reckon you should go for lunch every day. Our bunyip is bound to hit the Portrait Gallery sooner or later – it’s so fresh and yummy! Someone needs to be there to get those breaking and munching Riot pics ….


willo willo 11:00 am 19 Dec 08

woohoo….g’day granny….where the bloody hell ya been???

poptop poptop 10:57 am 19 Dec 08

I’ve not been to the new Portrait Gallery yet, but I’m scheduled for a lunch there in January.

The cafe better be nice or I shall be forced to take photos with malice aforethought.

Granny Granny 10:51 am 19 Dec 08

I don’t know what he’ll make of New Parliament House, but I suspect that new portrait place is toast.

: )

poptop poptop 10:48 am 19 Dec 08

Granny’s back!! =-D

Given the Government’s tendency to import foreign beasties (see Bettongs and possibly Rock Wallabies), I assumed the worst. Bunyips usually care for their environments better.

Gungahlin Al Gungahlin Al 10:43 am 19 Dec 08

Well of course it’s Alex! How did I not realise that. Imagine suspecting a feral exotic rather than a native species…

“bitch-u-men” LOL!

Granny Granny 10:32 am 19 Dec 08

Well, I’ve been feeling a tad hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobic, but I just love you guys!

: )

Skidbladnir Skidbladnir 10:29 am 19 Dec 08

Granny lives!

Welcome back to RiotACT, where a discussion of potholes\yeti is the most exciting thing going on.

Granny Granny 10:29 am 19 Dec 08

I’d know a bunyip anywhere, NoAddedMSG.

NoAddedMSG NoAddedMSG 10:26 am 19 Dec 08

Are you sure it was caused by a yeti and not an escaped mutant land-dwelling manatee from an ANU research lab?

Granny Granny 10:26 am 19 Dec 08

Anyway, yeti my donkey! This is clearly the work of a bunyip ….

Danman Danman 10:23 am 19 Dec 08

Me too – in the mirror

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