Julia to see out her term in The Lodge

By 18 December, 2012 6

The ABC reports that fixing what’s wrong with the Prime Minister’s residence is turning into a bigger job than planned.

The slate roof and cotton-covered electrical wiring will be replaced, asbestos will be removed, rusty plumbing fixed and better fire alarms installed.

However, the Government says its architects have done more research and inspections and now expect to face significant challenges.

The design and tender process also is not finished, so the Government will defer the renovations until the end of 2013.

The upside is they’ll not be starting work until the end of 2013, which will spare Prime Minister Gillard the indignity of a temporary residence.

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6 Responses to Julia to see out her term in The Lodge
#1
bigfeet12:25 am, 19 Dec 12

If you have ever spent any time at the lodge you will know that the place is a dump. Leaky roof, dodgy electrics, no proper reception area, full of mould, and noisy as hell. Not to mention being a sweat box in summer and a fridge in winter.

It was only ever supposed to be a temporary residence for the PM.

Just build a new residence…the land is already set aside for it..and surely, in the long run in wil be cheaper than fixing up the rat holes that is The Lodge.

#2
Alderney8:52 am, 19 Dec 12

bigfeet said :

If you have ever spent any time at the lodge you will know that the place is a dump. Leaky roof, dodgy

electrics, no proper reception area, full of mould, and noisy as hell. Not to mention being a sweat box in summer and a fridge in winter.

It was only ever supposed to be a temporary residence for the PM.

Just build a new residence…the land is already set aside for it..and surely, in the long run in wil be cheaper than fixing up the rat holes that is The Lodge.

The lodge will still need to be fixed up, as a museum if nothing else.

#3
neanderthalsis9:03 am, 19 Dec 12

There have been a few knock down rebuild adds on the telly recently. Might be a cheaper option and would be a parting gift to Mr Rabbit to have him move into a 3 bedroom brick and tile jobbie next year.

#4
Thumper9:21 am, 19 Dec 12

We spend billions on stuff that never seems to happen so why not just fix the joint properly.

#5
dpm9:36 am, 19 Dec 12

neanderthalsis said :

There have been a few knock down rebuild adds on the telly recently. Might be a cheaper option and would be a parting gift to Mr Rabbit to have him move into a 3 bedroom brick and tile jobbie next year.

http://www.masterton.com.au/Designs/KnockDownRebuild.aspx

The ‘old house’ in the pic almost looks like a mini-Lodge too! Hahahaha! Love it!

#6
PantsMan10:52 am, 19 Dec 12

Real reason is that the AWU Workplace Reform Fund is out of cash.

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