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Sneaky Stanhope gathers the data to stymie graveyard NIMBYS

By johnboy - 1 April 2009 127

Our Chiefly Leader, obviously chuffed with how he lined up the ducks on ‘roo culling (and with good reason), is seeing if he can repeat the trick with the proposal for the much needed new cemetary.

    Community consultation on the proposed southern cemetery commenced this week with a random telephone survey of 1,000 residents, Chief Minister and Minister for Territory and Municipal Services Jon Stanhope said today.

    A community survey is also available online, in ACT public libraries and Canberra Connect Shopfronts.

    The proposal for the cemetery on Mugga Lane was put forward by the ACT Public Cemeteries Authority. Canberra’s only southern cemetery in Woden is expected to reach capacity within ten years.

    Over the past month the ACT Public Cemeteries Authority and ACT Government have invited stakeholders to provide input to the consultation program. Plans are also underway for a series of information sessions, stakeholder meetings, information displays and a letterbox drop to locals.

    Following the first round of consultation a discussion paper will be released for comment.

If you don’t trust the telephone survey to get your opinion across you can take the survey online.

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Sneaky Stanhope gathers the data to stymie graveyard NIMBYS
Observing 11:40 am 01 Apr 09

A 30% outbreak of zombies also makes a lot of moaning and groaning noise, which may exceed allowable noise level limits. There needs to be testing to whether the moaning and scratching on coffin doors with yellowing fingernails will be below legal levels.

A Noisy Noise Annoys 11:37 am 01 Apr 09

deezagood said :

The original power station’s gas turbines were a few hundred metres from the Rose Cottege treatment facility for severely impaired residents (who are so severely impaired that they apparently can’t live in suburbia). The consortium’s own noise report stated that the noise of the turbines exceeded the allowable limts for this centre, meaning that the facility would have had to close, or the staff/patients would have been subjected to a constant whining noise all day and night (insert old joke about constant whining of Macarthur NIMBYS here).

OMG! You selfish b’s won that battle, why do you have to infect RA with this poisonous and tedious propaganda again? Perhaps you are feeling guilty about robbibg Canberra of a much-needed facility and feel it necessary to keep repeating the same old crap in the desperate hope it will become more palatable.

deezagood 11:36 am 01 Apr 09

Observing said :

If they call me, I want to know if they plan to fully release a Zombie Impact Statement (ZIS)! It wasn’t done for the data centre, but it better be done for this.

Even the 30% that will turn into zombies can do a lot of damage – what is the impact on Isaac and Macarthur residents of a 30% outbreak?

God that is a really good point Observing. A large contingent of evil zombies could certainly do some damage in those suburbs and they would frighten the children and pets. I WILL ask for a zombie impact statement (ZIS) at the first community consultation meeting … and perhaps I could start an new group called ‘NZIMBY’; (No Zombies In My Back Yard)

Postalgeek 11:34 am 01 Apr 09

Instead of legless lizards or earless dragons, a small colony of headless corpses might deter further development.

deezagood 11:30 am 01 Apr 09

The original power station’s gas turbines were a few hundred metres from the Rose Cottege treatment facility for severely impaired residents (who are so severely impaired that they apparently can’t live in suburbia). The consortium’s own noise report stated that the noise of the turbines exceeded the allowable limts for this centre, meaning that the facility would have had to close, or the staff/patients would have been subjected to a constant whining noise all day and night (insert old joke about constant whining of Macarthur NIMBYS here).

Observing 11:28 am 01 Apr 09

If they call me, I want to know if they plan to fully release a Zombie Impact Statement (ZIS)! It wasn’t done for the data centre, but it better be done for this.

Even the 30% that will turn into zombies can do a lot of damage – what is the impact on Isaac and Macarthur residents of a 30% outbreak?

Postalgeek 11:22 am 01 Apr 09

So are we talking a well-compensated farmer verses poorly-compensated residents of Rose cottage? I wouldn’t know

deezagood 11:17 am 01 Apr 09

Surey there shouldn’t be too many zombies if 70% of Canberrans are cremated?

Jim Jones 11:14 am 01 Apr 09

So long as Stanhope has a good zombie management policy in place, they can build the cemetary whereever the hell they want.

deezagood 11:09 am 01 Apr 09

Sorry – italics issues in previous post ….

deezagood 11:09 am 01 Apr 09

Postalgeek said :

Post #2 – I agree. I doubt the Macarthur/Isaac protesters gave any thought to the farmer who will be required to move out of his home due the relocation.

One well-compensated farmer versus the severely mentally impaired residents of the Rose cottege residentual treatment facility?

Postalgeek 11:06 am 01 Apr 09

Post #2 – I agree. I doubt the Macarthur/Isaac protesters gave any thought to the farmer who will be required to move out of his home due the relocation.

Waste management, flight paths, power, cemetaries: if you expect access to these services, you should be prepared to cop some of it in your backyard. And I mean that for all of Canberra, not just Macarthur/Isaacs.

deezagood 11:04 am 01 Apr 09

I just love how the residents constantly get blamed for the government’s/consortium’s inadequacies regarding the power station. Seriously – do some research before calling the so-called NIMBYs ‘moronic’.

I personally have no qualms about a cemetary being located on this land – it complies with the broadacre zoning (the power station didn’t), it would appear that the planning process is open and transparent (the power station’s wasn’t), I presume a full EIS will be conducted at the onset (it wasn’t for the power station), the noise/pollution impact will be within legally endorsed levels (the original power station noise levels exceeded the allowable limits), and the community is obviously being widely consulted/informed BEFORE any decisions are made (unlike the power station situation). I think the great thing here is that perhaps Mr Stanhope’s government has perhaps learned their lesson about community consultation – which can only be a good thing for the future of all Canberra residents. I am sure some people (not just NIMBYS, but people from all over the southern region of Canberra) won’t be happy about losing the horse paddocks/agistment areas and I hope that the government offers some alternative areas to be set aside for that purpose.

Steady Eddie 10:48 am 01 Apr 09

Let’s just hope the new cemetery goes ahead and the ACT government completely ignores the selfish, moronic NIMBYs who forced the relocation and downscaling of the much needed power station and data centre.

Clown Killer 10:43 am 01 Apr 09

I got the call last night.

It was reasonably comprehensive and seemed to focus on whether or not I supported a new cemetary in southern Canberra, what sort of place it should be (not a lot of choice thre if you’re talking about planting dead people) and whether or not I supported co-location of a cremetorium.

I didn’t get the impression that they were piushing a particular site but there was a question about whether or not I felt Hume would be suitable and offer convenient access for the southern suburbs. I told them that I thought that the former proposed gas fired power station ad data centre site seemed like the most suitable place – seeing as all the background work had been done.

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