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New base a 'dubious honour'
I was delighted to read Curtin
Primary school is planning a
serene spot for students'' (The
Chronicle, page 4, November
This peace garden is set to
contribute to healthier minds,
children will be able to relax in
the space without the
distractions of loud noise or
rough play . . . keeping their
mental health sound''.
Something I believe we
should be striving for in all our
Other schools will soon have
their tranquil space, peace and
serenity interrupted by a new,
but kept very quiet, ACT
Now, Simon Corbell and his
ministries have approved their
own conception, plans and
recommendations for a new
rapid response emergency
services facility soon to be built
in Bardi Place, Bindubi Street,
Aranda; the Gallagher/
government will soon become a
national leader -- an example to
all states and territories.
This will be the first and only
emergency services facility to be
built within a school zone -- just
50 metres from the front
entrance of a very busy 900-plus
pupil government secondary
school on an extremely busy
road near a major intersection.
Not heeding advice on public
safety, especially of our younger,
more vulnerable members of
society, it has covertly railroaded
its proposals through with
minimal public notification,
communication and consultation.
Who else would have not only
conceived, planned, designed,
recommended and even
approved the building of a
facility with a westerly facing
egress -- looking directly into the
late afternoon and very blinding
sun? It is beyond belief.
Our government should be
attempting to eliminate accident-
not creating them.
This totally irresponsible and
development is a dubious honour
for our ACT expert advisers and
planners, ESA, ACTPLA,
ESDD and our Gallagher/
P R Temple,
Light rail games
Opponents of light rail stretch our credulity.
For example, we are told that an expected
extra three minutes per journey waiting for
pedestrian lights before crossing to and from
the median strip (presumably the tram stop)
needs to be factored into benefit-cost
analyses ( Light rail maths does not add
up'', November 11).
Really? If I cross the road to get to a bus
stop, does this also get measured? Many
arguments against light rail seem to revolve
around arcane statistical games and so-called
cost-benefit'' analyses. The central case for
light rail is that as a city grows a bus service
simply does not cut the mustard on its own.
It needs to be complemented by light rail, a
metro system or heavy rail. Many cities in
Australia and around the world are turning,
or returning, to light rail.
If we are not to be a completely car-
dominated city in the future we need to start
investing in light rail now. This will also help
with greenhouse gas emissions.
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