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STR Buys their way back into Court

By che - 11 May 2005 14

ABC Online have this story on STR going back to the Federal Court today to get the GDE stopped as the road lacks proper environmental approval.

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STR Buys their way back into Court
bonfire 4:08 pm 12 May 05

i note that the GDE is costed at 85 Mil and the belco busway is 85-180M.

bizarre.

Thumper 1:22 pm 12 May 05

Road Spagetti of death….

Good point JB, it does show the ineptness of the current government to actually do something, as opposed to plan for something, which they are very very good at….

johnboy 8:59 pm 11 May 05

Bear in mind that STR are incorporated and keep minimal cash opn had at any given time.

I like to see community groups availling themselves of the law to the same extent as our captains of industry.

While personally I would like to see the GDE complete I have nothing but admiration for the way STR have exploited the ACT Government’s inability to adhere to it’s own planning requirements.

Insofar as they are exposing the ludicrous planning regime I think what they are doing is worth a few months delay on the GDE.

JoeyJoeJoe 8:53 pm 11 May 05

Don’t worry hash – the GDE includes a complete redevelopment of Glenloch Interchange, removing traffic lights and improving flow. It will become a proper freeway style intersection:
http://www.gde.act.gov.au/documents/reportsandstudies/maps/gde-map-glenlochinterchange.jpg

Oskar 2:16 pm 11 May 05

I want a direct route to get North/south without having to dogleg across the whole of Canberra. That is what the GDE will do for me

RandomGit 2:00 pm 11 May 05

I think what he is getting at is the jams, that occur mostly from the -Aranda turn off/Woden merge- towards Belco, will now be relieved by the Gunghalin portion of that traffic avoiding getting on that merge-insanity part of the interchange in the first place.

Hash 1:45 pm 11 May 05

Well thats creative!

Oskar 12:44 pm 11 May 05

Hash your a f-ckwit

Hash 11:52 am 11 May 05

Go STR! I hope they block the GDE forever. Further congestion of the Glenlock (spelling??!) interchange isn’t going to make the trip much faster, the interchange is already at a standstill for much of the morning.

bonfire 10:31 am 11 May 05

I hope costs are awarded against them when they LOSE.

Thumper 10:24 am 11 May 05

Ah… Okay.

It all makes sense….

Rock on Friday….

Spectra 10:20 am 11 May 05

This isn’t an ‘again’ (not in the sense you mean, anyway) – this is the actual hearing of the appeal we were all complaining about a couple of months back. We should be happy – they’ve actually started hearing it, which puts us one step closer to getting the road built πŸ™‚

Thumper 10:02 am 11 May 05

What? Again?

Can someone, somewhere, simply say, “Yes, it has the proper approvals now go away you silly silly persons”

They just don’t give up do they.

atnas 9:51 am 11 May 05

gimps.

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