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Wombat warning for Bonython

By 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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Wombat warning for Bonython
Hasdrubahl 6:49 pm 07 Feb 07

That’s no way to speak of his wife.

Pandy 6:22 pm 07 Feb 07

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

threeze 4:29 pm 07 Feb 07

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

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 1:00 pm 07 Feb 07


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

S4anta 12:57 pm 07 Feb 07

I think the charnwood wombats are for sale at the golden bowl in holt mate.

sheer 12:54 pm 07 Feb 07

Aww don’t rag out the wombat signs, JB… those wombats are cute! Plus the signs are important – if I hit one of those fat bastards I’d be totally f’ed.

Thumper 12:52 pm 07 Feb 07

All the wombats in Charnwood got stolen.

You can now buy one for cheap at Cash Converters.

Sammy 12:48 pm 07 Feb 07

Why only Bonython one has to wonder?

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