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Julia moving out of the lodge

By johnboy 11 October 2011 28

Finance has a lengthy explanation of the works they’re doing on The Lodge which will see the Prime Minister seeking alternative accommodation over the next 18 months.

The main issues are the roof and the wiring.

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Bobert 8:24 pm 16 Oct 11

It would be stupid to build a new residence. The Lodge is a really nice old house – it just needs some work to be done on it. I don’t think it needs to be big – any state function can be held at Parliament House, or at the residence of our head of state – the GG.

Someone earlier said that one day it will be a significant part of our history – I think the Lodge is already a significant part of our history, and given some TLC, it will continue to be one.

Thumper 8:53 am 14 Oct 11

Why not keep it as an historic building, open to the public and build a new place that is more suitable. You wouldn’t need to do anything near the level of the renovations that are going to be done if it is being preserved more as a museum than a house, and you ould probably build a new place for the price they are quoting to fix it up.

Certainly an option worth exploring.

Jethro 7:08 pm 13 Oct 11

Thumper said :

The Government should just commit to build a new residence befitting the status of a PM

Why does this country have an infactuation with demolishing anything old?

Fix it up, one day it’ll be a significant part of out history and heritage.

EvanJames is correct. Howard should have done it when he was PM.

Why not keep it as an historic building, open to the public and build a new place that is more suitable. You wouldn’t need to do anything near the level of the renovations that are going to be done if it is being preserved more as a museum than a house, and you ould probably build a new place for the price they are quoting to fix it up.

Eppo 6:53 pm 13 Oct 11

I’d say he’s spot on in education needing the funding. Look at what a success his education was.

Thumper 6:17 pm 13 Oct 11

EDUCATION NEEDS THE MONEY derrrrr

Err, you do know how much the Building the Education Revolution pumped into schools don’t you?

And that schools are a state and not federal responsibility?

toriness 6:09 pm 13 Oct 11

marls1969 said :

THE PRIME MINISTER WANTS TO SPEND $7MIL ON RENOVATIONS, IS THIS GOVERNMENT ON STUPID PILLS OR JUST PLAIN STUPID!!!!! JUST KNOCK THE DAMN THING DOWN AND REBUILD, THE MOST IT WILL COST IS UPTO $700k, YOU KNOW NOTHING ABOUT THE BUILDING INDUSTRY — @JuliaGillard Aren’t you ashamed to give the go ahead on the reno’s for over $7 mil, are you nuts woman, EDUCATION NEEDS THE MONEY derrrrr

your finger slipped off the shift key towards the end there. next time perhaps just use caps lock?

marls1969 5:20 pm 13 Oct 11

THE PRIME MINISTER WANTS TO SPEND $7MIL ON RENOVATIONS, IS THIS GOVERNMENT ON STUPID PILLS OR JUST PLAIN STUPID!!!!! JUST KNOCK THE DAMN THING DOWN AND REBUILD, THE MOST IT WILL COST IS UPTO $700k, YOU KNOW NOTHING ABOUT THE BUILDING INDUSTRY — @JuliaGillard Aren’t you ashamed to give the go ahead on the reno’s for over $7 mil, are you nuts woman, EDUCATION NEEDS THE MONEY derrrrr

Gerry-Built 12:13 pm 12 Oct 11

mad_kiwi said :

The land set aside for a new residence is at ‘Sterling ridge’ somewhere near Yarralumla

I’m almost certain the site is at the end of Empire Circuit (cnr Forster Cres) – where the Westlake memorial is. There used to be signs up there announcing the planned use of the site, but I haven’t been there in years and couldn’t tell you if they are still there… (the absence of shadows on the ground on Google Maps indicate the planning sign, that used to be adjacent to the gate, may be long gone)

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