Yarralumla residents seem to be opposed to any sort of development at all according to the ABC.
Given that the area seems to already include a large number of embassies and given the suburbs proximity to the Parliamentary precinct it seems to make sense to locate the additional embassies in Yarralumla.
Yarralumla already has plenty of open space so I don’t understand the uproar. Oh yeah of course stupid me, Nimbies…Unfair call?
“The National Capital Authority (NCA) has agreed to dump controversial plans to allow up to seven embassies to be built on part of Stirling Park in Canberra’s south.
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Residents in Yarralumla had been vigorously fighting a proposal for part of the popular lakeside park to become diplomatic accommodation.”