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Anyone know what’s going on near the Chinese Embassy?

By 15 February 2011 9

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On my rides home over the last week or two I’ve been watching a bunch of Chinese workers (all wearing enormous straw hats) missioning about in the area bordered by Forster Cres and Flynn Drive in Yarralumla.  From memory the site is reserved for an even greater monstrosity than the present Chinese Embassy, located adjacent.  Having cleaned up the site and mown, they’ve now built the beginnings of a colourbond fence, as well as some sort of scaffolding, which presently looks like the beginnings of an outdoor movie screen or some such.

OH and S standards differ from those one normally encounters in Australia, with a circular saw and other tools being operated on at ground level and power supplied by at least 200 metres of extension cable running over to the Embassy.  Anyone have any idea what this small army is up to?

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9 Responses to Anyone know what’s going on near the Chinese Embassy?
#1
bryansworld4:18 pm, 15 Feb 11

I’ve noticed this too. It doesn’t follow the classic NCA development pattern….

#2
bryansworld9:21 am, 16 Feb 11

There’s a big green colourbond fence going up. It runs from Forster Crescent about two thirds of the way to Alexandrina Drive. Is this the new Embassy site?

#3
dannybear12:21 pm, 16 Feb 11

maybe they’re just bored

#4
GoW4:19 pm, 18 Feb 11

This is just dreadful. How could a 2 metre tall colorbond fence have been approved to be erected in that spot? That cycle path was lovely and now its just a corridor between Flynn Drive and a huge colorbond fence. They have stolen the lovely woods’ view. That fence is completely incompatible with the lakeside venue. If a fence is needed surely it could be a wire fence so the view remains. Who wants to walk/cycle beside that awful fence. I can’t believe it has been allowed.

#5
kean van choc6:04 pm, 18 Feb 11

What I thought was one of those ‘traffic counters’ laid out over the bike path actually turned out to be their power cord! Must be one hell of an extension cord – it goes under the bridge and all the way to the Chinese embassy.

#6
Anna Key9:04 pm, 18 Feb 11

A new ASIO listening post???

#7
Mr Waffle9:41 pm, 18 Feb 11

This is how the annexation of Tibet started…!

#8
gospeedygo10:59 pm, 18 Feb 11

An internment camp or a propaganda cinema as requested by their wonderful communist masters in the motherland.

#9
bryansworld12:43 pm, 21 Feb 11

Original post was right. It is the new Chinese Embassy site. NCA have given approval for the fence to be there for two years.

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