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In Brooklyn Park SA on “Demolition of existing...” at 407 Henley Beach Road, Brooklyn Park SA 5032:

Lauren Buchanan commented

The City of West Torrens did not save Moorfield House, a manor which still contained stables and an orchard in a fairly ordinary low-to-middle class neighbourhood. The outrage was registered too late. Henley Beach however is now an affluent suburb with gorgeous character buildings like this adding to the value of the area. You don’t move to Henley Beach to live in a squat box, you move there to be close to the beach and to enjoy the character of homes like this and marvel at the streets containing buildings of grandeur, history, character, and vision. To see this destroyed is to witness yet another piece of Adelaide’s history being destroyed. We’re losing the essential character of Adelaide and replacing it with cheap, nasty, energy inefficient and aesthetically displeasing housing that won’t stand the test of time, let alone climate change. Why would tourists come to our city when they can see the same urban sprawl crap in the outer suburbs of Melbourne and Sydney? Houses like this are as much a part of our cultural heritage as the Thebarton Theatre and the Queen of Angels Church, which the West Torrens Council has loudly proclaimed it will try to protect. Talk the talk, walk the walk. If preserving cultural heritage means anything to this council, this house should be afforded protection.

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