Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The Feds

We were at the airport this evening for a pick up, but the plane we were waiting for was delayed for three hours, so not only did we have plenty of time to head out to Queanbeyan for dinner, there was ample time to sneak up behind a couple of Australian Federal Police (AFPs) and take their photo.

Canberra Airport was bought from the Federal Government by a private consortium in 1998, together with the surrounding land and the former Fairbairn RAAF (Royal Australian Air Force) base. Since then, there's been a lot of commercial development in the area, as well as an ongoing redevelopment of the terminal and infrastructure. The current terminal and multistorey carpark will be duplicated in a mirror image, due for completion by the end of 2012, and once the large glass atrium joining the two halves of the terminal is complete, it should be quite an impressive building.

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