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Stop avoiding it, you need to get a submission in to Canberra 2030

By johnboy - 12 October 2010 22

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I’ve been hearing that the contributors to the Canberra 2030 process are, well, skewing a bit to grey.

In a way it’s understandable. They’ve got more time on their hands, they’ve seen how things can change over time, and they’re heavily invested in real estate.

But unless you want the city remodelled for optimally trundling scooters down to the club for a game of Housie you’re going to have to make an effort.

Because you’re going to have to live here in 2030. And they probably won’t get the chance.

What’s Your opinion?


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22 Responses to
Stop avoiding it, you need to get a submission in to Canberra 2030
LG 9:18 pm 12 Oct 10

I’d like No Waste by 2010… oh.. wait…

but seriously, I’ll fill in the survey but its a shame that the responses seem skewed…

Woody Mann-Caruso 8:58 pm 12 Oct 10

No assumption that if they run things a little better (or even exactly the same) then things don’t have to get worse?

Maybe because that assumption is bullsh*t. ( Population growth + population ageing + inflation ) – ( your wildest efficiency dividend fantasy ) > 0. Much, much greater.

Same as the tools in the MDB. “Ooh, don’t make us pay more for water or reduce our quotas – we’ll just promise to be more efficient!” Well, you had your chance to do it on your own, and you failed. So have a guess what the best incentive for you to be more efficient might be from now on? That’s right, Einsteins – jacking up the price and cutting off supply.

I-filed 7:40 pm 12 Oct 10

I went to one of the info sessions and the table next to mine was full of developers. Citizens should get in there and agitate. JB you’ll be getting close to your own dotage in 2030 won’t you? Trundle-friendly sounds fine to me!

motleychick 3:33 pm 12 Oct 10

sepi said :

Seems like none of the choices are that good:

– would you like higher rates
– less services
– increased development along transport corridors.

Agreed.

p1 3:28 pm 12 Oct 10

georgesgenitals said :

How about we build a subway train system?

Sounds good to me.

p1 3:25 pm 12 Oct 10

sepi said :

Seems like none of the choices are that good:

– would you like higher rates
– less services
– increased development along transport corridors.

So what is a transport corridor – do they mean Northbourne Avenue, or the main street of every suburb, or in fact entire suburbs that border major roads?

They are some of my problems. There also seemed to be the continued assumption that it had to be less services or more fees. No assumption that if they run things a little better (or even exactly the same) then things don’t have to get worse?

georgesgenitals 3:16 pm 12 Oct 10

p1 said :

georgesgenitals said :

Did the survey and signed up, but would have liked to have seen more useful questions rather than the greeny crap that seems to pervade the site.

Don’t blame the greenies, the questions were crap either way.

But when it comes to this sort of thing from the gubmint I take what I can get.

Can’t believe that there was a question about wanting toll roads? I wonder how many people listed that as a preference?

Fair enough – the survey does seem very focussed on transport alternatives.

How about we build a subway train system?

sepi 2:33 pm 12 Oct 10

Seems like none of the choices are that good:

– would you like higher rates
– less services
– increased development along transport corridors.

So what is a transport corridor – do they mean Northbourne Avenue, or the main street of every suburb, or in fact entire suburbs that border major roads?

p1 2:29 pm 12 Oct 10

georgesgenitals said :

Did the survey and signed up, but would have liked to have seen more useful questions rather than the greeny crap that seems to pervade the site.

Don’t blame the greenies, the questions were crap either way.

But when it comes to this sort of thing from the gubmint I take what I can get.

Can’t believe that there was a question about wanting toll roads? I wonder how many people listed that as a preference?

georgesgenitals 2:23 pm 12 Oct 10

Did the survey and signed up, but would have liked to have seen more useful questions rather than the greeny crap that seems to pervade the site.

Ryoma 2:10 pm 12 Oct 10

Thanks for the reminder, JB. I’ll make sure I give them my opinions soon 😉

p1 1:58 pm 12 Oct 10

OK, I went to the website and did the survey and made some comments on the forum. First non-Riotact Canberra forum I’ve posted on since Canberra Goss, and we all know how well that went…

gospeedygo 1:57 pm 12 Oct 10

Demolish new suburbs and start again is my idea.

Woody Mann-Caruso 1:50 pm 12 Oct 10

2020 is so 2009.

Fiona 1:26 pm 12 Oct 10

Won’t many Canberrans be lucky to reach the centenary?

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