We live in a Demolition Control Precinct and the residents in our street have very strong opinions about protecting the existing dwellings, most of which were constructed pre-1946 or pre war. The intent of the Demolition Code is to maintain the character of the pre-war streetscapes by controlling demolition, relocation and removal of buildings that contribute to the traditional character of the street or area.
Sometimes, however, demolition protections are not enough to save some of these houses. People can and do find loopholes in local laws. After a long and hard battle with Council this worker's cottage was permitted to be demolished and a new double-story house is now being constructed in it's place.
|The 2nd story is yet to go up. Nice view of a block wall!|