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Time to talk outcomes released

By johnboy 24 January 2011 6


In a busy morning Chief Minister Stanhope has announced that he’s released the outcomes of the Canberra 2030 consultation.

Canberrans want a more compact city that will better support a public transport system and deliver a better mix of housing across the ACT, according to the outcomes of the Time to Talk – Canberra 2030, which were released today.

The biggest consultation exercise in ACT Government history also showed that people want to see greenhouse gas emissions reduced and planning laws that allow new homes to be more sustainable.

“Canberrans have told us in their tens of thousands how they want their city to look in 20 years’ time and now it is up to the Government to ensure those opinions are included as we plan for the future,” Chief Minister Jon Stanhope said.

“One of the interesting perspectives in Time to Talk is that the community acknowledges that future development in existing areas will increasingly need to take place close to our town centres and transport links.

So no big surprises then.

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sepi 4:34 pm 25 Jan 11

With questions like:
‘would you prefer urban infill around transport corridors, OR massive rate rises and huge pollution?’
it isn’t surprising they got the answers they wanted to hear.

I still can’t find out what a transport corridor is. Dickson and Woden presumably, going by where the developers are building.

dtc 2:11 pm 25 Jan 11

Survey also found that people think you should be nice to your mother and wash your hands regularly.

D2 12:26 pm 25 Jan 11

If any of that analysis is based on that appalling web site then it’s nothing but a crock of shite.

There were holes in the site design big enough to drive the Queen Mary through.

100% fail.

PigDog 9:21 am 25 Jan 11

Mr Stanhope said one of the biggest successes of Time to Talk had been its ability to engage with all age groups in Canberra, including the younger residents.

It would be nice, Mr Stanhope, if one of its successes was as a planning document for the future of the city.

It does amaze me sometimes that the Government has to ‘engage’ the ‘community’ to figure out that people “wanted to ensure Canberra had a clean and healthy environment“. Did they expect the the survey to result in people demanding an unclean and unhealthy environment? Amazingly this view was shared by older and younger Canberrans! But apparently not those of the same age?

arescarti42 3:01 pm 24 Jan 11

Why do I get the feeling that despite this the next 20 years will still be dominated remote suburban greenfield developments and a public transport system that fails to serve as anything other than a social service for those who can’t drive.

gospeedygo 2:54 pm 24 Jan 11

“I’ll make it a true daily double Alex.” “What is, will never be done in a millions years?” “Correct that takes you to $1450, pick again”

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