Republic of Moreland

January 21, 2007

Your rates and rents at work

Filed under: Brunswick,urban planning — Kath @ 1:43 pm

(And is there any other precinct in Sydney Road, Brunswick?)

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13 Comments »

  1. Yet another waste of money and effort by Moreland City Council’s hardworking Department of the Patronising and Bleeding Obvious.

    Still, I suppose if we have that “dikka dikka’ sound at traffic lights to assist the blind, we should probably have signage like this to assist the totally confused and utterly stupid.

    Comment by Bane of Malakas — January 21, 2007 @ 2:41 pm | Reply

  2. I wonder how long and how many consultants’ fees this one took.

    Comment by Chloe — January 21, 2007 @ 4:51 pm | Reply

  3. Breathtakingly beautiful! It’s like a Claes Oldenberg sculpture of a Stanley Knife blade! Truly inspired!

    Comment by Marty — January 22, 2007 @ 9:31 am | Reply

  4. Heh! Moreland. Home of The Big Stanley Knife.

    (Maybe this is the Oldenberg piece you’re thinking of, Marty:
    http://www.areaofdesign.com/americanicons/samaras/006.jpg )

    Comment by Girl on The Avenue — January 22, 2007 @ 11:26 am | Reply

  5. what an odd thing to clog up the pavement with, a kind of municipal stele. i’m surprised it complies with the Moreland Outsourced Street Furniture Guidelines. oh no, we’ve not got a consultant to write them yet.

    Comment by Will — January 22, 2007 @ 11:03 pm | Reply

  6. Good Lord, Will, you’re right! It is a stele! It marks the death throes of Brunswick as we knew her. I shall call it Stele Dan, and I shall henceforth have reverence for it.

    Comment by Girl on The Avenue — January 23, 2007 @ 9:33 am | Reply

  7. Why does it taper to such a sharp point? Doesn’t Council realise someone tall, lanky and clumsy could stumble and put their eye out? Damn thing’s a menace! They’ll be rueing the day they installed these bloody steles when an army of one-eyed litigants cleans out the council coffers. Forethought, people!

    Comment by Bane of Malakas — January 23, 2007 @ 9:39 am | Reply

  8. Actually, this is just the thing to slap a band gig poster or lost dog notice on. Thanks, Moreland CC!

    Comment by Bill Posters — January 23, 2007 @ 9:40 am | Reply

  9. You should see the one in Bonwick St. Fawkner. Firstly, you can easily see the sign marking the end of the precinct from the one marking the start, and secondly, you know you’re there because you have people driving like loons, idiot kids on bikes without helmets, and old people wandering out into the street without looking.

    /rant.

    Comment by Evan — January 26, 2007 @ 3:33 pm | Reply

  10. Now Now people. They needed somthing to fill in the holes left behind from the Sydney rd street planters which were of such a great success.
    “Oh Moreland you’ve done it again”

    Comment by Max Franc — January 27, 2007 @ 5:34 pm | Reply

  11. […] meet climate change targets. But other steps can be taken, too, such as stopping wasting money on useless expensive things like the street steeles. The authors continue: Keeping rates as low as possible is always popular. But there is also a […]

    Pingback by Moreland Council "targets populism over longer term responsibility" « Republic of Moreland — June 2, 2007 @ 10:53 pm | Reply

  12. I’m so far behind…….. sigh, just cathcing up with reading your blog. They COULD at least have made it double as a useful object. Like a bicycle rack.

    Comment by faith — June 4, 2007 @ 10:55 am | Reply

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