https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/princess ... e-naughton
"In March 2015 the Greens Member of Parliament for Melbourne spoke to Parliament to persuade the Planning Minister to ‘protect the heritage values’ of the Club. A Change.org petition in favour of saving the building had garnered nearly 4,000 supporters. Despite all this, the development plan, which the Uniting Church who owned the Club had been kicking around for at least five years, had finally found a formula which stuck. Heritage Victoria granted a permit to demolish the building in November 2015, and on 1st December of last year Melbourne City Council officially voted to approve the demolition. So it was that in the end of 2015 the Princess Mary Club awaited a decision from Planning Minister Richard Wynne, who had the ultimate power to approve or reject the development application – and the ultimate demolition of the building - with the stroke of his pen.
Does Richard Wynne step in and save the old classic, or does another Melbourne treasure bite the dust?'
Follow link to find out:
https://urban.melbourne/culture/2017/07 ... ull-circle
Demolition of significant buildings to make way for new residential developments etc.
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