The statue will be part of a $50m redevelopment of the Botany Bay site, says Scott Morrison

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The treasurer, Scott Morrison, has announced that a new $3m memorial to Captain Cook will be built at Sydney’s Botany Bay, as part of a “very inclusive project” to commemorate the site of European colonisers’ first arrival on Australian soil.

The statue will be part of a broader $50m redevelopment of the site – including a museum, cafe, ferry wharves and visitors centre – that will create a semi-aquatic memorial precinct.

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