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Canberra Follies

By rosebud - 20 November 2008 23

What are we going to do with the Feds porked up money for jam, err I mean economic stimulus? My top five follies de-jour for Canberra are:

  1. Large indoor wave pool with attached self sustaining rainforest
  2. Seasonal open air bars on the shores of the lake
  3. A canal estate
  4. Autobahn between Canberra and Sydney and Canberra and Melbourne
  5. Many many more sheep sculptures, everywhere

Any other suggestions?

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23 Responses to
Canberra Follies
Nambucco Deliria 11:09 am 20 Nov 08

What about an A-League team for Canberra!

justbands 10:16 am 20 Nov 08

> I like the canal estate.

Wasn’t the area where Fyshwick is supposed to be exactly that? At least a lake/riverside garden suburb? (In Griffins plan that is…& I’m no expert)

monomania 10:16 am 20 Nov 08

We could start to line the entering highways with full size replicas of all the Australian big objects such as the Big Bicycle at Chullora or Hexham’s Big Mosquito in the same way that the NLA collects Australian books. Wikipedia lists 150.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australias_big_things

scootergal 10:10 am 20 Nov 08

I only want the monrail if Leonard Nimoy can come and open it.

ant 9:40 am 20 Nov 08

You could combine the canal estate with the crockodile thing, sort-of adventure tourism and real estate.

Plenty more sheep sculptures are sorely needed, and yes, a raid on Goulburn to drag Raaaaambo to Canberra would be good.

However, the bulk of the money should be used to arm up, and finally fulfill our destiny and declare war on Queanbeyan.

Thumper 9:31 am 20 Nov 08

I like the canal estate.

Think Venice on the Molonglo

Jim Jones 9:31 am 20 Nov 08

Or erect … THE GIANT PUBLIC SERVANT.

Thumper 9:28 am 20 Nov 08

We could steal the Goulburn merino….

New Yeah 9:23 am 20 Nov 08

A giant sheep sculpture that straddles the entry to Canberra at Northbourne Ave would be bewediful.

wishuwell 8:44 am 20 Nov 08

Johnboy I don’t think SpringCanberra is ready for a monorail. Its more of a ShelbyQbn thingy.

Igglepiggle 8:28 am 20 Nov 08

Tinsel. For everywhere.

shanefos 8:25 am 20 Nov 08

johnboy said :

How can we go past a monorail?

I hear those things are mighty loud…

johnboy 8:12 am 20 Nov 08

How can we go past a monorail?

dexi 8:10 am 20 Nov 08

“Large indoor wave pool with attached self sustaining rainforest”

It would need a mangrove swamp and could be used to house relocated crocodiles from far north Queensland. Now if only they could build a proper change room for the swimmers.

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_ 8:09 am 20 Nov 08

I like the autobahn suggestion personally. But I guess we’d have to teach those with blue and white number plates how to use the left lane…

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