It’s time to end canberra’s absurd ‘endless growth’ policy

“We should be planning for a more sustainable and enjoyable future” writes Clive Williams (“Don’t let the past ruin your future”, September 30, p18).

Unfortunately that is hard to reconcile with current planning direction: growth forever and the ever increasing rate of consumption and numbers of human consumers in Canberra and the rest of the country.

I arrived here in January 1960 and could write a similar length opinion piece to that of Clive’s on Canberra’s change and heritage from a different perspective.

It is enough to note the current path of growth for growth’s sake forever will totally destroy the very things which, in the past and presently, have made Canberra a special place to live.

Colin Samundsett Canberra Times 4 October 2020

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