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Landmark projects to open in Canberra.

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Landmark Projects to Open in Canberra IPS 33/2002

Reconciliation Place and Commonwealth Place, built in the heart of the National Capital, will be officially opened on Monday, July 22.

Canada's gift to Australia for the Centenary of Federation, the art paving for 'Speakers Square', within Commonwealth Place, is to be dedicated at the same time. The gift is symbolic of the long-standing friendship between our two nations.

Reconciliation Place recognises the importance of understanding the shared history of Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians and reaffirms our commitment to the cause of reconciliation as an important national priority.

Reconciliation Place provides a pedestrian link between the National Library of Australia and the High Court of Australia.

Commonwealth Place is a new public place on the foreshore of Lake Burley Griffin and is linked to Reconciliation Place by a ramped walkway.

Commonwealth Place provides a forum for a range of community activities , including concerts, gatherings, rallies, ceremonies, markets, displays and exhibitions.

All three projects were the result of major design competitions.

The opening events on July 22 will be a historic occasion for the nation, and the community is welcome to attend.

04 July 2002

Media enquiries: Mr Ruddock's office: Jeremy Chitty 0418 971 042 Wilson Tuckey's Office: Graeme Hallett 0419 688 440


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