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In Camberwell VIC on “Demolition of an existing...” at 851 Burke Road Camberwell VIC 3124:

Terry Dear wrote to local councillor Jack Wegman

This site has been in limbo for so long - I do think the owners should have been held to account for it's deterioration which has gone on for far too many years. It seems that this is a strategy that if you let a building languish for long enough without any attention then it will be deemed to have no heritage value as it is now delelict.
I am astonished that a building listed on the National Trust is allowed to be demolished.
It is irreplacable and whatever is proposed to replace it can in no way have more community or civic value than one of the few great facades left on this road. It is also an exemplar facade from this era from well known architects - surely one of the best examples of its kind. This has always been the criteria that is used - the best of the era.
Are we to keep nothing from our past?
Is another faceless apartment building with shops at street level and compromised parking really the best outcome from this site?
The facade must be kept.
To not keep it is an act of vandalism.

Delivered to local councillor Jack Wegman. They are yet to respond.

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