A lot of what we think of as parkland in Canberra isn’t technically a park. Some of it is school grounds a third of which is about to disappear. The Government is not at all interested that you and your mates play a pickup game of footy on the weekend and would probably like to charge you for the amenity if you pushed the point.
Today the Canberra Times details a bit of a cleaning up exercise whereby the ACT Planning and Land Authority is clearly signposting chunks of open space that they intend to flog off to developers as soon as possible.
Needless to say this is a bit of a shock to the locals who’ve been walking their dogs over it and throwing a frisbee on it for years.