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NCA trumps Arboretum with Giant Rock Garden

By johnboy 9 July 2010 26

Rock Garden

The National Capital Authority has unveiled astonishing plans and detailed design drawings for a giant celebration of Australia’s rocks to be known as the Australian Geological Heritage Gardens on the best dog walking country in the world on the northern shore of Yarramundi Reach:

An agreement has been reached with the Geological Society of Australia for an Australian Geological Heritage Garden to be established adjacent to the Lindsay Pryor National Arboretum, sharing infrastructure such as roads and amenities and providing a complementary tourist and educational destination.

The gardens will display the richness and diversity of Australian geology with substantial iconic rock specimens from each state and territory.

Have a look at the drawings, it’s going to be huge!

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Rikstr 10:36 am 12 Jul 10

I have an RC rock Crawler, can I drive on the rocks?

Pandy 9:12 am 11 Jul 10

Significant rocks?

Tell that to the miners and see how far the 1st Nations get with that arguement.

I-filed 4:01 pm 10 Jul 10

Don’t get excited folks. The removal of a single boulder in WA led to a massive shenanigans, apology, and restoration at a cost of thousands to the Aboriginal community on whose land the boulder had stood.

No mention so far of consultation with Indigenous Australians about carting significant rocks around.

Won’t happen.

Pandy 7:53 am 10 Jul 10

Dogs will love and sniff and piss on the rocks.

Also it will in 4000 years time be known as our own version of Stonehenge.

aussielyn 9:57 pm 09 Jul 10

This has the potential to be unique in the world if designed properly. It could look great from an airplane & be a good 2013 centenary present. I trust the artistic director can win over the bureaucrats and prevail over a shrinking budget. Critics will be under the rocks. The logistics of delivering and placing 20 ton rocks will test the will & budget of the NCA and Minister for Territories.
Think of the vestibule of Parliament House all Australian rock. Think of the serenity of the temples of Kyoto, Japan, with moss covered rocks so carefully placed and surrounded with an ocean of wave rippling pebbles. Consider the mysticism of Stone hedge & Easter Island. Consider the majesty of Uluru and all the unique geological formations in Australia. Think opals and the magical rose quartz lake on the road from Melbourne to Adelaide.
Congratulations on the NCA for considering the concept and good luck bringing it into fruition.

Felix the Cat 8:42 pm 09 Jul 10

Fiona said :

It’ll survive the drought.

Damn, you beat me to it!

Should be low/no maintenance as well.

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