NATIONAL MUSEUM/GALLERY FOR NORTH QUEENSLAND AT KISSING POINT, TOWNSVILLE.
From left: Senator Peter Lindsay MP and the
Townsville based media artist and innovator
Ture Sjolander, Friday 20 May, 2005
The Townsville based media artist and innovator Ture Sjolander presented on Friday 20 May a proposal of an extensive construction of a National Museum/Gallery for North Queensland to be established in Townsville, at the Kissing Point. (area B) The picture at the left, illustrate a cost estimation, only. Similar to the Townsville Entertainment Center.
The proposal of a National Museum for North Queensland for a permanent display of the arts and North Queensland's history, highly estimated by senator Peter Lindsay MP.
Further discussion will soon take place and a research into the regions rich cultural treasures, between Mackay and Torres Strait, will be the subject for further evaluation and proceeding of this great National and regional project.
Comment 23 November 2005.
Actually, there is no need for a further study, its all too obvious. - Ture Sjolander
The Regional Art galleries in Cairns and Townsville and other places are full of treasures never displayed and need a permanent place. The northern region of Queensland in general, have a lot of important material in urgent need for permanent display. Jezzine Barracks -museum- should not be limited for War relics. The rich history of North and the present life is essential, and our future.
Not only Magnetic Island need the international tourism. Townsville City has to improve the visitors and the locals need for quality time in the city and a huge gallery.museum of national standard in North Queensland is the ultimate answer. At the end of the beautifully upgraded "Strand Walk" is obviously the only natural place.
The separate entrance-hall to the Military Shrine in the Gallery
a bunker is a bunker is a bunker
and ALL the present three options for the future use of the Jezzine Barracks Site can easily be hosted under one umbrella- plan at the Kissing Point headland in Townsville without any dispute or problems, rather the opposite. It should be a magnificient final design, any architect-team would dream about and a State-of-Art project state-wise and nationally.
...all the present three options under one "roof"...
The Townsville City Mall has to be changed, and will be changed and shall be changed, as a result of that Townsville is running out of land the business in town will do the suffer. People who wanna live in the past, present and in the future would be given an opportunity to do so.
"THE MALL", including all the surrounding heritages structures/buildings on the both lines
(from Stanley to Denham St.) could be build-in to a giant indoors "shopping-world", with aircondition all the way and 6 main large entrances/exits, closing at late night. That would be the most recognized business mall, not only in the Townsville region but in North Queensland. In my mind it is a very beautiful concept and I would be more than happy to present a simple draft and cost estimation how it would be created. The whole Mall in a "box" of mainly glass, steel and aluminium, with full daylight.
with Solar Energy from the roof into the Aircond Flinders Mall.
Stage One: 500 Cars
Stage Two: 1000 Cars
Office of the Mayor
Townsville City Council
Mr. Ture Sjolander
Townsville QLD 4819
Dear Mr. Sjolander,
I am writing to you to thank you for your support in helping to save Kissing Point and Jezzine Barracks, and invite you to a community meeting to consider the issue.
The Department of Defence has said it favours a plan to develop a large number of homes and units on this important part of Townsville's history. The Department has refused to listen to our community's calls to set up and fund a trust to manage the area on behalf of the community, similar to the trust established to manage the former Defence land at Point Nepean in Victoria.
At Point Nepean, on Sydney Harbour, and Pooh Corner in Brisbane, the Federal Government planned to sell off Defence lands until community opposition forced the Government to back down and agree to preserve the sites in public hands. It's not too late to convince Canberra the area should be protected.
The Kissing Point and Jezzine Alliance believes that Townsville should be treated in the same way as other parts of Australia, not ignored as has too often happened in the past.
I have contacted the community leaders who led the campaigns to save Point Nepean and Pooh Corner to lend us support. They have agreed to come to Townsville and so I invite you to a meeting to hear from them:
Venue: Townsville Civic Theatre, 41 Boundary St South Townsville
Date: Sunday 26 February 2006
Time: 2.00 pm
RSVP: Essential for seating and catering by calling 47279213 or email email@example.com
This important community event will be followed by tea and coffee with guest speakers and Alliance members.
I thank you for your support to help save Kissing Point and Jezzine Barracks. If you have any question please don't hesitate to call Council's Policy Officer,
Thanks very much for the invitation I recieved today, to the meeting at Townsville Civic Theatre, Sunday 26 February at 2:00 pm.
I am sorry to tell you that I am not able to attend the meeting, and as I understand, you have not noticed my view on this issue, already presented to you and your council by email, or that you rather refused to listen to the views I have made public on the Internet and in the local newspapersince the beginning of 2006.
To make it short; The example you are giving refering to Point Nepean and Pooh Corner occured before the present government did not have the majority in the Senate and my personal view is that the Kissing Point and Jezzine Barracks wholly stay in the Federal Government's hands for further use for the Department of Defence.
It can still partly be a public successful area and partly managed by the Townsville City Community. For further information my personal reflexions are presented as below in my website. Feel free to print it out and use the material for your meeting on Sunday 26, and in a democratic order let the guest speakers take part of my views.
PS/ I am also convinced that the Federal Government would be as good "preservation manager" for the "historic site" as the Townsville City Council would be and also with regard to the "protection" aspects of the whole site. Conclusion and moral sense: I support the Federal Government to keep it and in that way, "save" it.
cc: Department of Defence
Attention: This Site require Broadband and 1024 x 760 standard screen to view.
Let Jezzine Barracks as whole stay in the hands of the Federal Government 2008 for a new High-Tech development center within the Australian Defence Force. - Ture Sjolander
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