Thursday 18 August 2022 02:37 AM Site of new Russian embassy in Canberra scrapped as government terminates ... trends now

Thursday 18 August 2022 02:37 AM Site of new Russian embassy in Canberra scrapped as government terminates ... trends now
Thursday 18 August 2022 02:37 AM Site of new Russian embassy in Canberra scrapped as government terminates ... trends now

Thursday 18 August 2022 02:37 AM Site of new Russian embassy in Canberra scrapped as government terminates ... trends now

A single patch of grass in the nation’s capital sparks a major diplomatic row with Russia as the government TERMINATES Putin’s lease for a new embassy Site of Russian embassy in Canberra terminated by National Capital Authority The site was secured in 2008 with construction was allowed to begin in 2011 The NCA said the site has remained unfinished and it will be reallocated  NCA supports a policy of 'use it or lose it' as justification for the decision

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Plans for the construction of a new Russian embassy close to Parliament House have been scuttled by the National Capital Authority (NCA).

The authority, the federal government body responsible for planning in parts of Canberra, terminated Russia's lease on the site due to a lack of construction activity.

Russia had been seeking to build a new embassy in the Canberra suburb of Yarralumla, where the bulk of diplomatic missions are located, to replace its existing site in the nearby suburb of Griffith.

The authority, the federal government body responsible for planning in parts of Canberra, terminated Russia's lease on the site of its new embassy (pictured) due to a lack of construction activity

The authority, the federal government body responsible for planning in parts of Canberra, terminated Russia's lease on the site of its new embassy (pictured) due to a lack of construction activity

The authority's chief executive

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