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Small Business suffering due to poor planning by ACT Planning & Development

By ConBel - 23 August 2012 7

You may have seen several articles in The Northside Chronicle over the past few weeks highlighting the negative impact all the construction on the south-eastern end of Emu Bank is having on local business in the area due to lack of parking and access.  As one of the businesses currently being affected, I would like to know what rights, if any, small business has to claim against ACT Planning & Development for lost revenue and growth?  It’s certainly clear there has been some poor planning decisions made with the approval of 3 separate major construction works occurring in one small area concurrently – should small business be compensated for this mis-management?

From my perspective, I am now going out of business, and will likely be closed down by the end of the year if I cannot relocate in the meantime.  Unfortunately my lease still has 2 years to run, and with the landlord advising me it’s not his fault and there’s nothing he can do, that leaves me seeking some sort of compensation from the planning department. Will I have a chance of success, or should I be seeking compensation directly from the construction companies?

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Small Business suffering due to poor planning by ACT Planning & Development
artuoui 8:08 pm 24 Aug 12

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Nice use of the word “offing”. Without googling, does anyone else know what it means?

Its a corruption and contraction of the phrase ‘effing next few weeks’

birder 10:58 am 24 Aug 12

colourful sydney racing identity said :

A hot shot lawyer will not be able to come in and fix all your problems, but perhaps a starting point would be the ACT Chamber of Commerce and Industry or a member of the Legislative Assembly – an election is in the offing, you know?

ConBel23, you have my sympathy. I wish I had advice for you, but all I can do is second the recommendations above.

Pork Hunt 5:46 pm 23 Aug 12

colourful sydney racing identity said :

ConBel said :

colourful sydney racing identity said :

I call troll. Do you make all your business decisions based on advice from an anonymous internet forum? If so, I have some magic beans I would like to sell you.

Thanks for the offer of the magic beans there mate, but when you’re on the verge of losing everything due to the fact that your customers can’t access your business, and no-one wants to take responsibility for the mess, you tell me what I’m supposed to base my decisions on? I’d love to be able to afford some hot shot lawyer to fix all my problems, but given the fact that I can’t even break-even in my current location, that’s just not possible (P.S if you check out the front page of this weeks n’side chronicle, you’ll know exactly what I’m referring to).

All I’m looking for is a little direction and advice so I can start sleeping at night, and maybe find some constructive way out of this situation that’s not going to leave me broke….

A hot shot lawyer will not be able to come in and fix all your problems, but perhaps a starting point would be the ACT Chamber of Commerce and Industry or a member of the Legislative Assembly – an election is in the offing, you know?

Nice use of the word “offing”. Without googling, does anyone else know what it means?

colourful sydney rac 4:52 pm 23 Aug 12

ConBel said :

colourful sydney racing identity said :

I call troll. Do you make all your business decisions based on advice from an anonymous internet forum? If so, I have some magic beans I would like to sell you.

Thanks for the offer of the magic beans there mate, but when you’re on the verge of losing everything due to the fact that your customers can’t access your business, and no-one wants to take responsibility for the mess, you tell me what I’m supposed to base my decisions on? I’d love to be able to afford some hot shot lawyer to fix all my problems, but given the fact that I can’t even break-even in my current location, that’s just not possible (P.S if you check out the front page of this weeks n’side chronicle, you’ll know exactly what I’m referring to).

All I’m looking for is a little direction and advice so I can start sleeping at night, and maybe find some constructive way out of this situation that’s not going to leave me broke….

A hot shot lawyer will not be able to come in and fix all your problems, but perhaps a starting point would be the ACT Chamber of Commerce and Industry or a member of the Legislative Assembly – an election is in the offing, you know?

ConBel 4:45 pm 23 Aug 12

colourful sydney racing identity said :

I call troll. Do you make all your business decisions based on advice from an anonymous internet forum? If so, I have some magic beans I would like to sell you.

Thanks for the offer of the magic beans there mate, but when you’re on the verge of losing everything due to the fact that your customers can’t access your business, and no-one wants to take responsibility for the mess, you tell me what I’m supposed to base my decisions on? I’d love to be able to afford some hot shot lawyer to fix all my problems, but given the fact that I can’t even break-even in my current location, that’s just not possible (P.S if you check out the front page of this weeks n’side chronicle, you’ll know exactly what I’m referring to).

All I’m looking for is a little direction and advice so I can start sleeping at night, and maybe find some constructive way out of this situation that’s not going to leave me broke….

Chop71 1:08 pm 23 Aug 12
colourful sydney rac 10:19 am 23 Aug 12

I call troll. Do you make all your business decisions based on advice from an anonymous internet forum? If so, I have some magic beans I would like to sell you.

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