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In East Launceston TAS on “Residential - Demolish...” at 14-16 St Georges Square East Launceston TAS 7250:

Brian Harrison-Lever commented

RE: DA0115/2019.170
The property in question on the corner of St Georges square and Scott Street, has a boundary wall built in the early 19th century, from locally made wire cut bricks, laid in what is known as 'Common Bond' - that is, double brick Flemish Bond, with added 'header stretcher' tie-in courses. The design of the wall with its columns and capped pilasters is a legacy to the talents and skills of 19th century architects and bricklayers, and an integral part of the historic ambiance of St. Georges Square.
Any proposal that would suggest the demolition of this iconic structure is a self indulgent whim on the part of an investor who has obviously no regard for, or interest in, our city's heritage. The proposal should be totally rejected. St. Georges Square, and the pleasure that it offers with its open space, mature trees and and 170 year old boundary wall, belongs to the people and ratepayers of Launceston, and not to any property developer.

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