Australia Opens Huge New $A415 Million ECS-Secured Embassy in Jakarta
AUSTRALIA’S new embassy complex in Jakarta, Indonesia, is currently being filled by staff of the Australian diplomatic missions to the Republic of Indonesia and to the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN).
Occupying a 40,500 square metre site with a gross floor area of 50,106 square metres, Australia's largest and most secure embassy in the world provides office facilities for 551 employees – Australian and Indonesian – representing 12 government agencies and was built at a cost of $A415 million. The complex includes 32 four-bedroom apartments, and extensive recreational facilities including club-room, a swimming pool, 2 tennis courts and a multi-purpose sports court. While the Australian Ambassador to Indonesia, Paul Grigson, retains the official residency in Menteng, the prestigious new residency within the complex will be home to Australia’s separate Ambassador to ASEAN, Simon Merrifield.
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