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Immigration Thing finds a space on Kings Avenue

By johnboy - 17 June 2011 7


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The ABC reports that the widely derided Immigration Bridge proposal has found a site next to the National Archives for an “immigration thing”.

This will save the scheme’s proponents having to return contributors’ money.

Campaign director Andrew Baulch says they have now secured a site on Kings Avenue in Parkes.

Mr Baulch says an international design competition is being held to decide what form Immigration Place Australia will take.

“We’ve always wanted with this project to come up with something that people will come from all over the world to see,” he said.

“We don’t know exactly what form things are going to take, but wonderful imagination that will represent in an appropriate way all of the wonderful contributions that migrants have made to Australia from 1788 onwards.”

It is worth noting that on the Immigration Bridge website the declaration of the site is dated 19 December 2010.

It appears construction has to commence before 31 December 2013 if they want to hold onto the site.

The ACT Heritage Register identifies the block as the corner of Kings Avenue and State Circle. Primo real estate.

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7 Responses to
Immigration Thing finds a space on Kings Avenue
parle 2:43 pm 17 Jun 11

“Sites within the Parliamentary zone are most sort after “

sort??

parle 2:40 pm 17 Jun 11

sort ??

Deref 2:36 pm 17 Jun 11

p1 said :

I vote they build an immigration detention centre on the site.

😀

p1 2:05 pm 17 Jun 11

I vote they build an immigration detention centre on the site.

Classified 1:58 pm 17 Jun 11

I am the great grandson of an immigrant.

Give me free things!

MERC600 1:06 pm 17 Jun 11

Looks like a waste of dough to me. Are those ‘immigrants’ who were slung out here in chains to be counted?. And so is it to be a wall thing with plaques on it ? Waste of prime land. Make it usefull, build a tavern on it.

Okwhatever 12:42 pm 17 Jun 11

I am the son of a migrant and I don’t understand the need to waste money or prime land on this and I find it hard to understand why there is such a push to get an immigration thingy (it doesn’t seem to matter what it is). Is it so someone gets a pat on the back and feels jolly good that they are an important contributer to Canberra society for organising such an important cultural wank?

Regardless….why does it have to go to an international competition? Don’t we feel we can produce anything worthwhile ourselves, even nationaly?

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