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

Karen Hewitt commented

As a newly arrived Launcestonian (?) I am saddened that such a design would be sanctioned. Coming from a concrete and steel clone-a-city, I was really taken by the historical beauty that was preserved in the town, and that did play a part in helping us decide to move. Those windows are so gorgeous, I wonder what aesthetically-minded architect would have planned to remove them! Surely they would showcase whatever was to be retailed there - ESPECIALLY jewellery. Looking at the plans I can only comment that they turn what is currently a glittering gem of a site into a bland and boring frontage. Very easy to walk right on past. Heritage should be nurtured as a pathway to the past for any town, and why not strive for beauty in what you do? In this case striving is super easy - just leave what’s there alone!

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