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In Eveleigh NSW on “Proposed demolition of the...” at 35 Henderson Road Eveleigh NSW 2015:

Yolanda Floro commented

I object to the demolition of Alexandria Hotel. It should be protected from demolition. It has important historical associations with the local community and local government in the area. A hotel has stood on the corner of Henderson Road and Garden Street in Alexandria since the late 1870s. The existing building was built in the late 1920s. The hotel is Henderson Road's last remaining link with Alexandria's pre-war industrial heritage. It sits in the Alexandria Park Conservation Area - significant for its ability to demonstrate the growth of the Municipality of Alexandria in the second half of the nineteenth century - an area of late nineteenth century housing, encompassing a large range of housing types including 1-3 storey terraces and cottages. The area also includes corner shop buildings and substantial civic buildings (former Town Hall and Mayor’s residence) and the Lord Raglan Hotel dating from the early twentieth century. The area illustrates the establishment and development of the Municipality of Alexandria, from 1868. The industrial development illustrates a later overlay reflecting the growing importance of the area as an industrial centre in the early twentieth century.The Alexandria Park Conservation Area Statement of significance Recommended management states : "Contributory buildings should be retained and conserved.Promote public buildings - Promote retail areas (c) Other Significant Development: - Retain intact Interwar industrial development"
To destroy an example of our social history for a box with 28 compartments (with no parking for occupants) is incomprehensible.
The proposed development is inconsistent with the aims of the Sydney Local
Environmental Plan 2012 (Sydney LEP 2012) stated at clause 1.2 as it does
not enable a range of services and infrastructure to meet the needs of
residents, workers and visitors and does not enhance the amenity and quality of
life of the local community. The proposed development is inconsistent with the provisions, objectives and aims of Council’s planning controls and if approved, would detract from the improvement of the public domain and character of the local area. Therefore as a matter for consideration pursuant to clause 79C(1)(e) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (the Act) the proposed development is not in the public interest and is inconsistent with the objects of the Act to encourage proper development of the City for the purpose of promoting a better environment.

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