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Yarralumla Brickworks. Images of Canberra

By johnboy - 26 October 2012 14

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A reader also called John sent in these photographs and a note:

Some images of the old brickworks in yarralumla that I took a couple months ago and only recently found again.

Industrial decay is such a fascinating thing in its own haunting way

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Yarralumla Brickworks. Images of Canberra
khepri 1:16 pm 29 Oct 12

poetix said :

RedDogInCan said :

I wonder where they got the bricks to build the brickworks?

My God, that’s like googling ‘google’. Only brickier.

“With all due respect John, I am the head of IT and I have it on good authority that if you type “Google” into Google, you can break the Internet. So please, no one try it, even for a joke.” IT Crowd

RiotFrog 10:17 pm 28 Oct 12

Everything you (n)ever want to know about the planning process here: http://www.lda.act.gov.au/?/canberra_brickworks/

mtb_rider 4:59 pm 28 Oct 12

what_the said :

I’m amazed someone hasn’t redeveloped the site. Probably too much red tape and repair.

Hey, maybe it’s got good acoustics… or could be big enough for some printing equipment! πŸ™‚

yellowsnow 8:39 pm 27 Oct 12

what_the said :

I’m amazed someone hasn’t redeveloped the site. Probably too much red tape and repair.

I believe there are plans afoot to develop the site … unfortunately it is likely to become another overpriced, grey townhouse and McMansion ghetto – because we have’t got enough of those already!

Basically the price of having the brickworks fixed will be develop the land surrounding the brickworks into residential, with money generated from property sales to be used to fix the deteriorating heritage buildings.

I’m sure there are better ways to do this but lets not forget this is Developer Town. Anyone who dares question the logic of developers and their mates in govt gets mysteriously disappeared. Well, their views get disappeared anyway, but who knows how far it goes … ?

GardeningGirl 11:02 am 27 Oct 12

“Industrial decay is such a fascinating thing in its own haunting way.” Yes. Great pics.

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

RedDogInCan said :

I wonder where they got the bricks to build the brickworks?

*head explodes*

Heehee! Not going to dwell on that question.

what_the said :

I’m amazed someone hasn’t redeveloped the site. Probably too much red tape and repair.

Wasn’t there was a discussion paper not that long ago. I think the choices were spend lots to do something great with it, spend something to do something with it, or spend the minimum to make it safe and preserve it for further decisions in the future?
There have been plans and suggestions for a long time, things like a shopping/arts’n’crafts precinct and townhouses. I remember going to an open day in maybe the 70’s. Always thought it’s a shame nothing’s been done. Why not move Megalo there instead of the Fitters Workshop, and what about the people who used MacGregor Hall, where have they gone and could such a facility suit them, and there must be others? So much potential IMO.

Innovation 9:43 am 27 Oct 12

what_the said :

I’m amazed someone hasn’t redeveloped the site. Probably too much red tape and repair.

Disrepair, hazards (structural, materials and probably geological), heritage, environment, no funds, NIMBY’s – to name a few obstacles – and now I think the Feds might be involved as I think I read somewhere of talk to use part of the site for embassies. We probably have more chance of light rail all over town before anything happens to that site. Let’s just hope it doesn’t take as long as High Speed Rail.

what_the 12:21 am 27 Oct 12

I’m amazed someone hasn’t redeveloped the site. Probably too much red tape and repair.

bundah 6:41 pm 26 Oct 12

poetix said :

RedDogInCan said :

I wonder where they got the bricks to build the brickworks?

My God, that’s like googling ‘google’. Only brickier.

We use that as our foundation and build on that.

poetix 6:18 pm 26 Oct 12

RedDogInCan said :

I wonder where they got the bricks to build the brickworks?

My God, that’s like googling ‘google’. Only brickier.

taninaus 6:09 pm 26 Oct 12

love the photos!

bundah 3:46 pm 26 Oct 12

I’ll play along here’s a little history that will make it clear as mud πŸ™‚

http://brickcollecting.com/history.htm

switch 3:29 pm 26 Oct 12

RedDogInCan said :

I wonder where they got the bricks to build the brickworks?

Look up “bootstrapping.”

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 3:10 pm 26 Oct 12

RedDogInCan said :

I wonder where they got the bricks to build the brickworks?

*head explodes*

RedDogInCan 2:10 pm 26 Oct 12

I wonder where they got the bricks to build the brickworks?

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