ACT Light Rail looking shaky

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Could not agree more.  Having regard to:

1. The practices of the ACT govt Lands Department of gouging buyers relentlessly on the price of new blocks of land and drip feeding new supply to assist the process

2. The obsessive control freak system of land use restrictions that prevent organic development that reflects the living preferences of humans (as against planner bots).

The likelihood of sufficient density along major transport routes to warrant eventually upgrading express bus services with higher capacity options is extremely low.

A potentially great city strangled by know-alls, gougers and control freaks.

The best cities involve setting some basic structural plans and standards and then let the daily requirements of human life shape and fill out the details.

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