Monday, August 27, 2012
So today I had another moment. I checked the heritage register ... clear as a bell ... 143-149 St John Street- permanently registered. So for the first time ever I took action. I rang the council and logged a complaint. I spoke with Heritage Tasmania. They were wonderful. Because you know what ... it's a crime against Heritage Architecture ... and I feel so sad people thinking they can get around it by applying for planning permission 'retrospectively' and hoping it will slip through. Other complaints had already been received. The more they get, the more pressure there will be for this to rectified, I guess. They had already spoken with him. Now I hope that he is made to replace those frames (that may not happen).
So that was my moment.
Just had to get it out... because I'm really pissed off. I care about this stuff. This is our local history. That aesthetics are part of what gives our community its unique flavour. We've got enough aluminium in the rest of our commercial buildings ... leave these ones alone! This property was purchased knowing it was part of the heritage register. That comes with responsibilities. If that's not your thing ... then don't buy it.
Soap box away.