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

John Griffin commented

I object to the demolition of the Alexandria Hotel building for the following reasons.

1. The Alexandria Hotel building and premises provide a window into historic Sydney (Eveleigh).

2. The gradual loss of historic structures is akin to the torture of "death by a thousand cuts". The removal of this structure might not cause an immediate major change of the area, but it contributes to the irreversible loss of neighborhood character.

3. The building has been maintained well and is not in dire need of rehabilitation. The premises in the current condition have many years of use left. An aspect of being a "green city' is to use what is in place. I expect the environmental cost of this project to be very high.

4. It is shocking that in an area with very tight parking and some distance from rail transportation NO parking is planned. Even more shocking is a provision for commercial space when during the day the area is subject to parking restrictions along Botany Road. Invariably, residents of the planned building will park their cars in the adjacent neighborhoods which have very tight parking already. Within several hundred meters of this planned project are other projects already in construction which also have very limited parking.

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