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?