Have you ever noticed that our regional highways and towns are littered with a collection of enormous ageing beasts? Affectionately known as Big Things – a Big Banana, Big Pineapple, Big Ned Kelly – these structures were once our best answer to how to boost tourism in our towns.
These days, our Big Things are in a state of decay. In some places, we’re not quite sure what to do with them. If you thought there might be a more sophisticated way to ‘put places on the map’ you’d be right.
Speaking with ABC’s Kia Handley, Jordan Silver, editor of Towards Small Things, takes a look at the kinds of buildings that could serve our tourism needs today.