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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.

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jumpingjack 2:28 pm 13 Oct 10

I agree with above comments, they just seem to be focusing on getting more money in from residents, whilst being green, which seems a very narrow view to me. Canberra is a unique city, which the ACT gov seems to want to turn into a ubiquitous city which could be found anywhere in the world! (the survey had added none of the above to some questions)

Why not take advantage of the the existing community hubs in each suburb to provide services which would minimise the need for commutes. E.g have internet “hot seat” offices available in each suburb or Town centre so people can walk to work. Employers or employees could pay for this. It could even be outsourced to serviced office providers. A cafe or office in each suburb where locals can visit the online dr or access local gov services, this could be funded through savings from not having to encourage Drs to be in the ACT etc. Local tip drop offs, with one truck from the tip coming round weekly, rather than each resident making a trip to the tip.

I think we need to think outside the norms, whilst still meeting needs. Ok the above ideas need work, (am waiting to be hammered), just emphasising different thinking could be helpful.

embilly 10:28 am 13 Oct 10

Don’t complain about Canberra if you don’t contribute to making it better.

Consultation processes are always flawed, by their nature not all voices can be heard, not all concerns can be addressed.

But if you don’t go along, in my mind you have no right to winge.

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