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Greens want giant lizard on Northbourne Ave

By GnT 23 August 2007 33

Following on from the earler debate about the proposed artwork on Northbourne Ave, Greens MLA Deb Foskey has called for it to be a giant sculpture of the Grassland Earless Dragon, which is only found in the ACT and is on the verge of extinction.

Despite her motives being political, if we have to have an artwork I think a giant lizard wouldn’t look that bad.

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Greens want giant lizard on Northbourne Ave
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Vic Bitterman 7:43 pm 25 Aug 07

Speaking about big things….. Queanbeyan’s claim to fame is the “Big Bonsai Tree”.

You see, they just stuck a fence around a 100 year old gum tree in Queanbeyan Park in Lowe Street….

boomacat 10:18 am 25 Aug 07

Offer of compromise – a fire breathing big pineapple rumbling along Northbourne Avenue on light rail tracks.

Pandy 6:37 pm 24 Aug 07

A firebreathing Phil Lynott OK!

caf 5:10 pm 24 Aug 07

I would like to submit that the giant firebreathing lizard should be mobile, and trundle up and down the centre of Northbourne Avenue on a light rail track.

Mr Evil 5:00 pm 24 Aug 07

And don’t forget the big bunch of a-holes in the Legislative Assembly! 😉

Maelinar 1:09 pm 24 Aug 07

We’ve got so many big things in this town it’s not funny. You lot just don’t know where to look.

Some examples (not exhaustive):

The big expanse of water nobody else in the coungry has

The big building where all the politicians sit

The big National Library, Museum, Art Gallery, etc

Heck, we’ve even got the big Grasby !

No shortage of big things around here. We might even have to give a few away.

boomacat 12:58 pm 24 Aug 07

Yes I demand the lizard be at least as big as the sheep in Goulburn. We totally need a “big” thing in Canberra. We could just nip up North and steal the big pineapple, seems pretty light and plastic like from memory, wouldn’t be too heavy.

la mente torbida 9:31 am 24 Aug 07

I love the fire breathing lizard.
Put a staircase inside you could climb to look out it’s eyes!
No need for red-light cameras at the intersection….just gouts of flame to incinerate any car running a red light!
It would give the giant merino in Goulbourn.

Thumper 8:06 am 24 Aug 07

Just remember people, Deb Foskey is actually an MLA in this town.

She wants a statue of a giant lizard.

Scarey thought hey?

Maelinar 10:41 pm 23 Aug 07

Somebody a little bored and been looking at the free software in the greens office again Roland ?

You know I know she got the inspiration from Suse.

Pandy 9:08 pm 23 Aug 07

A monument to Phil Lynott ?


Mr Evil 4:28 pm 23 Aug 07

How about a big middle finger pointing up wards and facing Sydney?

I guess they would model the fire breathing lizard on Hargreaves?

p1 4:14 pm 23 Aug 07

I assume that this fire breathing lizard will be at least as big as the big sheep at Goulburn? Canberra has long been absent the “big thing” that many other Aust cities so proudly display.

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