Official opening of the Bick and Bailey Corridor
Thank you, Official Secretary.
While I have been Governor, I have frequently mentioned – with respectful commendation – the financial commitment of successive governments to the maintenance and development of Government House.
That commitment has been dependable, and has satisfied our people’s intrigue that this ‘people’s House’ always be optimally presented. That intrigue, satisfaction, is so evident on Open Days.
The continuing development of the estate will delight our people.
Fernberg is not cast in aspic.
The developments over the last five years – the sesquicentenary extensions, the Rainforest Retreat, the jacaranda and rose plantations, and most significantly the installation of the statue of Her Majesty – are more than ‘keeping pace’, they reflect a real interest in our people in their Government House. And for that, Kaye and I have been most grateful.
Can I add, how brilliantly the Corridor emerges so seamlessly astride Lady Campbell’s Camelia Grove.
I echo the congratulations offered to everyone by the Official Secretary.
I further thank you all for your attendance today.
I am left with the great honour to now unveil this plaque and cut the ribbon, thereby declaring officially open the Bick and Bailey Corridor. Thank you.