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In Artarmon NSW on “Demolition of existing...” at 30 Muttama Road Artarmon NSW 2064.:

Robin Roach commented

30 Muttama Rd is in the Artarmon Conservation Zone and this must have been known to the recent purchasers of the property.
At the time of my inspection this house, while in poor condition, appeared repairable. This house has many period features consistent with properties of this era. Council should only give approval for this house to be repaired, sympathetically extended while retaining its original period features.
Approval of the demolition of the existing property will set a dangerous precedent of knockdowns and rebuilds that could forever change the character of this highly desirable part of Artarmon. The only circumstances I can envisage in which Council should give such an application serious consideration is if the applicant could demonstrate that the house generally has serious structural issues (e.g. leaning walls in risk of collapse) or the character of the house and time of build was wholly inconsistent with the general character of other properties in this conservation zone. In those circumstances only, a new construction might be approved if of a style that blends in and compliments the surrounding homes.

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