Reassurance needed on Northbourne corridor

By The Canberra Times
Updated April 24 2018 - 12:38pm, first published December 15 2016 - 8:35am

Andrew Barr's enthusiasm for Canberra's urban renewal and future growth (and his version of it, in particular) needs little introduction, and it was to the fore again on Thursday when he read his "Building the Future" statement to the Assembly. In it, the Chief Minister reiterated his belief that "no other city has quite our opportunity to get the balance right between a dynamic city centre and flourishing suburbs … we will honour the heritage of the bush capital and the spirit of Griffin's vision for the ideal city … our challenge, however, is not to let ourselves become a museum of the early 20th century's conception of city life – as was the case when Canberra was conceived – but to aspire to be the showcase of how the people of this century want to live and work".