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Would you like some interpretive signs with your walk to Parliament House?

By johnboy - 29 July 2013 20

Shane Rattenbury has announced a piddling $200,000 will be spent on a pathway from Civic to Parliament House:

Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Shane Rattenbury, today joined Federal Minister for Regional Australia, Local Government and Territories, Catherine King, to announce the start of works on a dedicated pathway between Canberra’s city centre and Parliament House.

“I’m pleased to have had the opportunity to celebrate the start of works on the Parliament House Walk alongside Minister King today,” Mr Rattenbury said.

“The Australian and ACT Governments are jointly funding this $200,000 project which will provide a 3.4 kilometre guided path from the Jolimont Centre in the City through to new Parliament House. The Australian Government gifted $100,000 to the ACT Government in the 2012-13 Federal Budget, in recognition of our centenary year.

Minister King said that the path will encourage locals and visitors to appreciate both the historical and contemporary faces of the Nation’s Capital.

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Would you like some interpretive signs with your walk to Parliament House?
Aeek 1:47 pm 30 Jul 13

johnboy said :

Federation Mall is surely all a pedestrian could ever ask for?

50 metres wide?

I only know about the road ramp in the middle of Adelaide Avenue. Guessing this is a Mall without any shops? Even more confusing!

54-11 1:04 pm 30 Jul 13

Is this going to be called “Sky-trail”?

bundah 9:00 am 30 Jul 13

johnboy said :

Federation Mall is surely all a pedestrian could ever ask for?

50 metres wide?

Yeah but it’s not stiletto friendly..

johnboy 8:57 am 30 Jul 13

Federation Mall is surely all a pedestrian could ever ask for?

50 metres wide?

switch 8:43 am 30 Jul 13

Aeek said :

Not all the way it doesn’t.The ramp up to Parliament House isn’t pedestrian friendly.

You couldn’t even get a consultant’s report about how to get pedestrian access up there for $200k.

Kim F 8:36 am 30 Jul 13

$200k doesn’t buy much path but probably not many signs either!

Aeek 11:18 pm 29 Jul 13

magiccar9 said :

Has anyone told the Governments that there’s a nice triple lane road going from the city center to Parliament House, and guess what… it has a path on both sides of it.

Not all the way it doesn’t.The ramp up to Parliament House isn’t pedestrian friendly.

johnboy 10:12 pm 29 Jul 13

Digging up and putting down for $200k?

You can’t build a seagull T intersection for less than $5 million once the consultants have been in!

magiccar9 10:10 pm 29 Jul 13

Wow! Who’s getting rich from this one? $200k to build a path that already exists… nice work!
Has anyone told the Governments that there’s a nice triple lane road going from the city center to Parliament House, and guess what… it has a path on both sides of it.
I foresee them digging up the existing path, putting it down again, then inviting the press to see what a grand idea they had. Unbelievable!

wildturkeycanoe 8:47 pm 29 Jul 13

They are wasting money, there’s already a path there! So why is it costing so much to build what is already in place? Just a couple of “This Way” signs here and there eh? Ridiculous.

Here_and_Now 7:17 pm 29 Jul 13

Thank goodness! Like this. Been wanting something like this for some time now!

bundah 6:15 pm 29 Jul 13

Is there room for a Segway?

Ben_Dover 5:12 pm 29 Jul 13

Oh! I do hope they garnish this latest waste of money with lots more public art…..

johnboy 4:19 pm 29 Jul 13

It’s now going to be a monument on Kings Avenue.

beardedclam 4:08 pm 29 Jul 13

Can anyone tell me what has happened to the “Immigration Footbridge” that was going to across the lake?

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