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FREMANTLE NEEDS HERITAGE BY NEGLECT LEGISLATION

Posted in fremantle by freoview on February 5, 2013

Mount Lawley is planning to introduce a Demolition By Neglect legislation in its Local Planning Scheme no 3 Amendment 27. “The purpose of these provisions is to prevent heritage buildings falling into disrepair and subsequently necessitating demolition”

This is a lead the City of Fremantle and other local governments and the state government should follow, to prevent what has been happening all over Western Australia. The neglected Woolstores building in Fremantle and the Guildford Hotel in Guildford are two examples of how owners let heritage buildings rot and fall into disrepair.

I urge Fremantle councillors to introduce a similar legislation!

Roel Loopers

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  1. freoview said, on February 5, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    I totally agree with you Paula. The law should apply to all owners, be that private, federal, state or local government owned buildings.

    Roel

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  2. Paula Amaral said, on February 5, 2013 at 11:53 am

    You mention only buildings in private ownership. What about the ones that belong to local, state or federal governments ?
    There’s plenty of examples in Freo, but it seems their owners are above the law.
    Would it be OK to have a local law which only applies to the private sector ? I don’t think so.

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  3. Cr. Matheson said, on February 5, 2013 at 7:39 am

    Reblogged this on Local Govt. and Subiaco and commented:
    That’s not a bad idea.

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