Wombat warning for Bonython

Sammy 7 February 2007 24

The ACT Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, John Hargreaves, has announced a wombat warning specific to the residents of Bonython.

Bonython residents seem particularly unaware that the planet is inhabited by creatures other than themselves. Signs have been erected in the suburb to warn of the imminent danger of a wombat and car interfacing at speed.

Minister Hargreaves states:

“When you see a sign highlighting that kangaroos, wombats or even ducks are in the area, please slow down.”

Evidently, in Mr Hargreaves mind, the absence of any sign is implicit approval to drive however the hell you want.

This is reminiscent of the “No lines – do not overtake unless safe” message, which implies that if lines are present on the road, you can overtake when unsafe to do so.

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24 Responses to Wombat warning for Bonython
Thumper Thumper 8:05 am 09 Feb 07

WHich brings me to a question that has haunted Canberrans now for many a year.

Why are all those Teddy Bears nailed to trees on the Bungendore Road?

And who did it?

Evil bear haters? Someone who as a child was molested by a teddy bear? A jealous boyfriend? A raving looney with more money thatn sense?

And how the fructose did they get some of them up the trees so high!

Mess Mess 11:04 pm 08 Feb 07

i know the guy who did the one on the tuggers parkway, his mum brags to all her friends that her son created it. its been up for years now.

threeze threeze 12:55 pm 08 Feb 07

Thumper, there is one on the Tuggeranong Parkway, just before the Cotter Road turn-off.

Thumper Thumper 7:50 am 08 Feb 07

There is a sign on the Monaro highway showing a kangeroo wearing skis.

I guess it must to warn those drivers heading to Thredbo.

nyssa76 nyssa76 7:30 am 08 Feb 07

It would certainly cut out the hooning around Bonython….

Mess Mess 11:34 pm 07 Feb 07

wombats act like speed humps anyway so no one should have a problem slowing down

bubzie bubzie 9:28 pm 07 Feb 07

i drove past that sign on the weekend, and just thought it was some joke. ..then i read it in the chronicle this morning, then finally here..so i guess its not a joke after all? damm.

luca luca 9:03 pm 07 Feb 07

Sammy: “Evidently, in Mr Hargreaves mind, the absence of any sign is implicit approval to drive however the hell you want.”.

Don’t overestimate the intelligence of the average driver!

Pandy Pandy 6:56 pm 07 Feb 07

He is married to a wombat? >:-[

A jumbuck I would understand but.

Hasdrubahl Hasdrubahl 6:49 pm 07 Feb 07

That’s no way to speak of his wife.

Pandy Pandy 6:22 pm 07 Feb 07

The Southside Chronicle has a picture of Jon with a fat wombat announcing the new signage.

threeze threeze 4:29 pm 07 Feb 07

Guys, the Fortune Cookie in Melba is there for all your Belconnen Chinese foody needs.

nyssa76 nyssa76 3:58 pm 07 Feb 07

They’ve probably “moved” because of the development down here in Bonython.

And I haven’t seen one yet.

terubo terubo 3:58 pm 07 Feb 07

“slow down and keep your eye out for wombats, said Mr Hargreaves.”

It’s precisely because of those people who slow right down, looking around for wombats, that accidents happen.

gurunik gurunik 3:56 pm 07 Feb 07

are these the brown furry marsupial wombat, or the flannie & footy shorts wombat that is indigenous to the area?

johnboy johnboy 2:54 pm 07 Feb 07

Oh please, we’ve been trying to get the local council to pay attention to their jobs for years!

GreenTrees GreenTrees 2:41 pm 07 Feb 07

A Cabinet Minister posting a media release about wombat signs … does the Government is there nothing more important to worry here about in the ACT?

Dagget Dagget 2:22 pm 07 Feb 07

My wife and I had food from Golden Bowl once or twice when we lived in Dunlop.
We thought it was ok , fairly tasty and affordable.
Not sure if it contained wombat thought :/

Maelinar Maelinar 1:05 pm 07 Feb 07

Hey s4anta – can you rate the holt chinese place ?

I live nearby and have considered going down to check it out – frankly though I’ve been put off by all of their oddly handpainted signage.

Thumper Thumper 1:00 pm 07 Feb 07


I’ve noticed a lack of cats in the area recently…

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