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By MelonHead 1 May 2007 26

In a recent article in a magazine style publication seen all over town the spokesperson for the property people slammed the notion that property developers were greedy and uncaring. As mentioned in the article, all businesses are out to make a profit so why should we pick on property developers?

Hands up those of you who have ever heard, first hand, a property developer sigh, then utter the words, “No, I have made enough profit, no more for me. I will now just cover costs for the rest of the year.”

A quick look around this town at some of the developments in place, and proposed, just wouldn’t convince anyone that the developers of Canberra have no say at all in the local (farce) government. The Government has admitted that a major source of revenue is land release. They are not going to bite the hand that feeds them, therefore I put it to you that land and property developers can get away with almost anything they want.

As for lobbying, I would bring your attention to last night’s 4 Corners, “The Dark Arts”

Thats enough for my first rant.

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andy 9:33 am 09 May 07

Annnd, this is the second one. I know of at least 2 other instances in the bulding as well. They may not show daylight through them, but clearly demonstrate shoddy workmanship.

http://img412.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pv02kt5.jpg

andy 9:26 am 09 May 07

Attached is a link to an Image taken recently at a large new development in West Belconnen.
This development is less than 12 months old, and the attached image shows that the developer is CLEARLY concerned with building a quality building…
(that white/silver stuff – that’s daylight.)
http://img96.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pv01me8.jpg

seepi 3:17 pm 08 May 07

I thought developers did dictate width of streets in Dunlop and this is why they are so skinny.

andy 2:56 pm 08 May 07

Al, you deal with ACTPLA in a professional capability, or more a personal/social/societal/community capability ?

justbands 3:49 pm 04 May 07

& for the most part, developers don’t dictate block sizes, or lack of pathsm, or width of streets.

justbands 3:46 pm 04 May 07

Actually, that’s not boring developers..that’s boring home owners. Trust me. I know at least one prominent local building company very well, they’re constantly amazed at how boring & uniform people want their houses to be.

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