Before the 2016 ACT Elections, the chief minister promised that there would be a panel formed to bring about master planning for the precinct around the Manuka Oval. That panel was to meet by the end of 2016. Did not happen! Instead there have been games, spin and alternative facts. The most recent insult being a meeting called that pretended to be about Manuka planning – but was simply a waste of people’s time. Another broken commitment by the ACT Chief Minster. Another insult to the intelligence of residents by Andrew Barr and his planning barbarians. click here for the opinion piece in City News.
Where to put a rubbish dump
Canberra once had a reputation as being a planned city. Not so any more.
Continue reading ACT Government stupidity
Very strange events have been unfolding since the local ACT elections in late 2016.
Continue reading ACT labor and the need for new leadership
a note to the ACT Chief Minister
About the architecture along Northbourne Avenue
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When a system is broken, how easily it is to point the figure at one person and say “It wasn’t me, it was that person over there.”
Continue reading Land Development – who should fall on that sword
Local governments rarely get the opportunity to completely makeover and enhance the main entry to the city – and the city centre itself.
Continue reading Northbourne oh Northbourne
There were moments during the ‘meet the candidates’ forum in Lyneham a fortnight ago when it seemed that something was not right with the Chief Minister, Andrew Barr.
Continue reading The Auditor-General, the Chief Minister and pesky chooks
A few comments following our previous post on how the Chief Minister is going into the ACT Elections (15 Oct) with the past catching up to him.
Continue reading ACT Government transparency and accountability 2
An Auditor-General’s report has been released on some questions on the operations of the ACT Government’s Land Development Agency (LDA).
Continue reading ACT Government transparency and accountability
Following weeks (or was that months) of questions over land dealings and major developments, and now audits being announced into departmental processes, the Chief Minister has gone on the front foot and announced an idea to change his government’s methods of consulting on ‘Urban Redevelopment’.
Continue reading Ageism and ACT politicians
Sometimes the words of local politicians are a thing of wonder. Here’s a very curious story.
Continue reading Was that a dog-whistle, Chief Minister?