Subject: [canberrabirds] Paws for thought
on power boats
For those who aren't aching to cleave the peaceful waters of Lake Burley
G with a one-hundred horsepower propelled prow and who don't read the
Canberra Sunday Times- take a
bouquet of Wahlenbergia gloriosa in your right paw for the former, in
your south paw, a bunch of Pyracantha blossom for the latter- now,
having pricked your paw and your interest, read on
According to ACT Tourism Minister Andrew Barr, Canberra needs to ditch
the focus on motor sports and look to other attractions to bring in visitors
("Tourism needs to put brakes on cars", July 26, p3).
While Andrew is in this frame of mind, he may well like to convince the
National Capital Authority to reverse its decision to allow power boats on
Lake Burley Griffin, and forestall what many see as the next retrograde
step- jet skis.
Should Andrew achieve this, thus ensuring our lake's peaceful amenity and
continuing role as an important haven for wildlife, his approval rating would
reflect electors' approval.
John K. Layton, Holt