According to the Crimes Jon Stanhope spoken in support of Brodburger, ”I support the Brodburger location, the van, the service they provide and it’s enormously popular. The people of Canberra are certainly voting with their feet and their stomach.”
The NCA, too, is happy for Brodburger to stay operating from their current Bowen Park location provided they agree to operate from a purpose-built kiosk that meets the NCA’s aesthetic criteria.
National Capital Authority chief executive Gary Rake was quoted in the paper saying, ”If there was a small kiosk that was next door to the toilet block and was built of the same sort of bricks and the same colour roof, that would be perfectly okay.”
Apparently the response from owner Joelle was, “Oh yuck!”
However, it does appear that relevant authorities are prepared to make some sort of compromise and on the basis of this latest article the ball would appear to be in Brodburger’s court.
The cost of the kiosk would need to be covered privately or by the ACT Government, so it will be interesting to see how deep Stanhope’s support runs.