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In Launceston TAS on “General Retail and Hire -...” at 80A-88 Charles Street Launceston TAS 7250:

Allan Miller commented

My message to the applicant, via their website;

https://www.michaelhill.com.au/customer-service/contact-us?dwcont=C1761968745

seems to sum it up.

Hi - I have recently discovered that you are intending to open a store in Launceston, Tas ?

I saw your plans for the original Hatton & Laws facade and was totally amazed that you intend to remove it.

In Launceston this kind of heritage is looked upon as intrinsic to the city - unlike larger places where this kind of valuable history has already largely been lost. While the current council is not great with heritage, I would expect quite a public backlash if these plans are made too public. Locals are quite attached to their historic buildings !

Do you have any plan Bs that dont include the ruining of the facade ?

Please feel free to contact me, or ask for any other info.

Here is a link to the proposal - which I am sure you will agree is very brutal indeed !

https://onlineservice.launceston.tas.gov.au/eProperty/Publicnotices/398139/Advertised%20Plans.pdf

Cheers,
Allan

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