Off the back of consistent community pressure, the Canberra Liberals Steve Doszpot has won the fight to have Canberra’s iconic Green Square in Kingston returned to its former glory with the removal of spiky plants and the laying of grass.
“Numerous business operators in Kingston have raised concerns with me about declining business since Green Square’s iconic grass was ripped up and replaced with unsightly spiky shrubs in 2010. The ACT Government has now caved in to pressure and will allow the grass to be returned,” Mr Doszpot said today.
“Traders asked ACT Labor on several occasions to have Green Square revamped as a family friendly place by replacing spiky plants with green grass, but their concerns were repeatedly ignored.
“At the eleventh hour and after pressuring the Government further, businesses, residents and visitors have been granted their wish to have green grass laid again.
I am proud to support a petition in the Assembly which has received more than 900 signatures in favour of revamping Green Square.
“Green Square is an icon of Canberra. Only after sustained community and political pressure, will businesses, residents and visitors have Green Square, green once again,” Mr Doszpot concluded.