Do you work in the City? Do you enjoy the small slice of green space on Bunda Street known as Veteran’s Park? Well it’s soon set to be trashed by yet another overdevelopment in this increasingly overdeveloped city. Stockland plan to demolish the AFP headquarters building (plus three others on the block) and construct a great lump of a shadow factory in their place. Picture twelve storeys shoved up against the northern boundary of the park – closer than the existing building, which has setbacks all the way up its six or so storeys, to allow sun through on to the park. This piece of crap? No setbacks, just a big wall. Bloody wonderful. Check out the details at http://apps.actpla.act.gov.au/pubnote/pubnoteDetail_new.asp?DA_no=200915418. Marvel at the shadow diagrams – doesn’t someone at ACTPLA think this is wrong? No problem as long as the developers cough up the fees? I also like the “green spaces” diagram – demonstrates perfectly how FEW there are around here. If we need another office block, why not build it away from the park – in one of those horrible bumpy glass-strewn carparks, perhaps, or up the road in low rise industrial slumville Braddon? Or in Gungahlin? Not NEXT TO THE PARK! Idiots. How long do we let them get away with this?
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