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

Don Mackintosh commented

The development application for the demolition of the Alexandria Pub building should not be accepted. Although there are a number of personal and community reasons not to proceed because its a great place and we have had many good times there, I believe the true reason this shouldn't proceed is because the design of the new building does not add any significant value aesthetically to the suburb/site.

If you look around Alexandria and Redfern, and backed up by the report the reason the that there is no Heritage or similar buildings on the area, is because the council continues to let Development get in the way of history and heritage. And that's the only way the applicant can respond to the Heritage debate. Unfortunately (or fortunately) the applicant is also arguing in favour of keeping this older building in place by answering this way - depending which way you read it.

Is the building in ruins? No in fact there has been recent renovations of the building.
Can the area cope with more apartments? Possibly, but the Carparking situation is problematic already.
Could the Pub remain with apartments on top? For sure! but this would cost a lot more money for the developer to work with.
Regarding the Technology Park (with significant older heritage buildings!..if you walk through this site you see how they have tried to keep the heritage intact) - would an UGLY building on the corner fit in with what the Park and council has tried to achieve? NO

Lets hope we don't lose another part of Alexandria's history. Whats next - maybe we put some new apartments at the other end of Garden St - in the park - or perhaps sell the Hall on Garden St and turn it into a multi dwelling unit block!

Hopefully a compromise can be established and the developer can dig a bit deeper into their pockets, and think a bit out of the square and redesign a building that includes the current establishment and maintain some of the suburbs and sites history.

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