Federal Govt to Fund and Sink ex HMAS Canberra

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Federal Govt to Fund and Sink ex HMAS Canberra

Postby lloyd_borrett » Mon, 23 Jul 2007 7:36 pm

23 July 2007: VARS News Update
Today, the Federal Government offered to fund and sink the ex-HMAS Canberra as an artificial reef and wreck dive site in Victoria.

Dr Brendon Nelson, Minister for Defence, announced that the Federal Government is prepared to take Project Management responsibility for the ex HMAS Canberra project and make $7 million in funding available.

See http://www.hmascanberra.com.au/itn-20070723.htm for the full announcement.

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Postby Dive in wine tanks » Tue, 24 Jul 2007 8:13 pm

GREAT NEWS, but I reckon Bracks will find sum way to stuff it up.

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Postby Sabre » Wed, 25 Jul 2007 10:18 am

Dive in wine tanks wrote:GREAT NEWS, but I reckon Bracks will find sum way to stuff it up.

Lets hope not!

But yeah he might trade it off against the water or the dredging! :shock:

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Postby neilegend » Wed, 25 Jul 2007 6:06 pm

mirror man cant even get water to victorians nor be prepared for when it rains alot! but yes im sure he will find some way to $crew over the project, good to see the federal govt has gotten on board and will get it done for us :D

i want to be under the sea, i breath my air by the tank !.
so far 80+ dives and trying to get more every week or two.
lets face it the bay is the best dive site until, now, brumby buggers it up! NO to dredging! no matter which person leads the State.

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