Canberra’s iconic Telstra Tower closes to the public indefinitely | western lawyer

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One of the major Canberra landmarks will close to the public indefinitely, while Telstra finds out how its tower on Black Mountain can be made viable for visitors again. Telstra Tower was once a delight for countless children on school trips. Diners would use the revolving restaurant for the great romantic moments of their lives. It still defines the city on postcards. But the 195.2-meter icon has been a source of controversy for a decade. Over the years, the Telecom Tower, as it was originally called, fell into disfavor except as the major symbol of the Canberra skyline. The excitement of the breathtaking views from the top may have subsided. The tower was a symbol of the future when it was commissioned in 1970, and it also increased the excitement. Earlier this year, Telstra announced what was to be a temporary closure for public areas while significant repair work was being carried out. But now that closure has been made “indefinite.” Telstra struggled with how – and if – it could be made attractive to the public again. “What we do know is that we are a telecommunications company (telecommunications company) and not a tour operator,” the tower’s general manager, Chris Taylor, told The Canberra Times. “But we really want to make it exploited and enjoyed by the public and the business community.” The tower’s great asset is its stunning views of the city and the bush beyond. “We have this amazing view. We have the rotating area, so there is potential – some hospitality opportunities. We have corporate function areas,” said Mr Taylor, head of Telstra at ACT and Southern NSW. “Our goal is to get it rejuvenated and open to the public. All options are on the table. We have talked to the ACT government and will continue to talk to them as well as the tourist community and to the traditional landowners.” It is an unusual form, so we have to consider what might be attractive to entrepreneurs and come up with something that is in line with society’s expectations and the expectations of tourists. “The big doubt remains the tower’s last major review in 2017 yielded no participants. Telstra hired the same consulting firm that increased the attraction at the Sydney Opera House so that more visitors would visit the building itself (and spend money there) instead of just having their pictures taken outside it.Telstra then sought interest in the tower based on the consultants’ recommendations – without result READ MORE: The difficulties have been long-lasting.The rotating restaurant closed in 2013 after a bitter legal dispute.The last meal was on e night at v alentinsdag. It has even become an ACT election issue. In 2016, candidates from the Sex Party condemned it as “ugly”, a “horrible eye-catcher” and “a complete embarrassment”. It was to be torn down as “useless eye-sight,” they thought. There was a decade of controversy, even before it was opened on May 15, 1980 by then-Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser. Disputes had rattled the road up to the High Court of Australia before the road was cleared for the start of work. The tower still has an important telecommunications function, Telstra said. There are 4G and 3G antennas there, as well as public communications equipment. Digital radio and television were also dependent on it, and it was important to connect to rural areas. Telstra said it was not considering closing to the public forever. It was decided that one day, albeit indefinitely, it would reopen to the public. Our journalists work hard to deliver local, up-to-date news to the community. Here’s how you can continue to access our trusted content:



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