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Stateline on Lloyd and the Lake

By johnboy 19 September 2005 10

The transcript is up for Stateline’s interview with Minister for Territories, Jim Lloyd.

A proud water skier seeking to bring some life to the lake is a bit off-putting to this lover of sail.

But realistically the East Basin from Kings Avenue could be given over to motor craft (or even East of Commonwealth if we’re willing to lose paddleboats around the fountain) with very little loss of amenity to the current users.

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johnboy 9:44 pm 20 Sep 05

High time the fine athenian inner northicans put an end to the hegemonic southrons.

Spitfire3 1:19 pm 20 Sep 05

That’d be awesome! Canberra’s very own dragonboat-style festival.

Maelinar 1:13 pm 20 Sep 05

it’s North Vs South all over again !

bonfire 11:45 am 20 Sep 05

what about each suburb financing and constructing a trireme, then we can restage classic naval battles such as the athenians versus the persians.

imagine the cries of joy when a trireme gets up to ramming speed!

che 10:54 am 20 Sep 05

I agree with limiting them to the East Basin idea except that now with all the new apartments being put up on the lakeshore in Kingston it won’t be allowed to happen

Ari 9:33 am 20 Sep 05

Having lived next to the Hawkesbury River, I can attest that ski-boats are not quiet – they’re as noisy as hell.

Also, sound travels a great distance across flat water.

I can’t imaging all those residents to be packed into Kingston Foreshores would welcome the proposal.

Thumper 9:15 am 20 Sep 05

Dawn and dusk because this is when the wind is generally at it weakest thus no ripples or waves.

Ralph 8:53 am 20 Sep 05

Which is why they take to the lake at dawn and dusk. The jetskis can use it during the day.

edlang 8:49 am 20 Sep 05

There is a rowing club on the eastern edge of the East Basin; and the AIS uses the entire lake for training. Those require extremely calm water.

bulldog 8:45 am 20 Sep 05

So much lake, so lttle use from it; why not allow them in the East Basin? I watched the interview on Stateline and the best reason the objectionable masses could come up with as to why it shouldn’t be allowed is that motor boats are noisy and can potentially ruin photographs.

I can’t see that ski-boats are going to be loud enough to be heard in residential areas and there will (no doubt) be regulations and rules as to what times we must start and finish skiing.

Heaven forbid Canberra gets a pulse! C’mon people, if we are serious about attracting young people to Canberra then let’s offer them some reasons to come!

In fairness there were a couple of people interviewed who supported Jim’s vision.

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