Anyone who operates at all in the public sphere has to put up single issue nuts, blinkered and monomaniacal looking to do, without conscious thought, great evil in pursuit of some small narrow good of interest to them.
On September 23 The Minister for Planning Andrew Barr had a private little vent on his Facebook page, without naming names.
I saw it go up, figured he’d had a bad day, and left it at that.
But the Canberra Times today has the Dickson Residents Group in high dudgeon.
Dickson Residents Group spokeswoman Marie Coleman said yesterday that Mr Barr had misrepresented the views of the group.
”One of the main purposes of the DRG is to start a serious and respectful conversation amongst Dickson residents, the Government, and ACTPLA as well as other groups who have an interest in planning and development across the suburb,” MsColeman said.
This town desperately needs more dwellings. There are huge numbers of people who do want to live in one and two bed units.
I grew up in Dickson and I’m with Andrew Barr on this one.