Monday, July 30, 2012

That should do it...

  • A green space around the Avon River
  • The square, with more green areas
  • A retail precinct
  • A convention centre that can hold 2,000 people at once
  • Health, justice and arts precincts
  • An earthquake memorial
  • A cultural centre
  • A metro sports facility
  • An enclosed sports stadium
  • A centralised bus interchange

Yep, that could do it. The government produces a list of rebuild distractions.

One could be excused for thinking that a rebuild of the devastated city might actually include something useful like businesses. Something that would generate income, not leeches that suck the the life blood out of the local economy like the government, artists and sporty types that abound in the above list.

No wonder my birthplace is referred to as the Village of the Damned.

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