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Supreme Court challenge

HOBART – 15 MARCH, 2011.  Lobby group Save 10 Murray announced today it will appeal the Resources Management and Planning Appeals Tribunal decision of last month that dismissed its objections to the ‘Parliament Square’ redevelopment.

“We hoped that we would be able to take this step,” says group spokesperson Briony Kidd, “We feel very strongly that this is an important issue for the future of Hobart.”

“We had a target for the amount of money we needed.  We haven’t got all of it, but we have enough to be confident of going ahead.”

“The level of support has been heartening.  We’ve raised a lot of money in a short space of time and we’re confident there will be more donations over the next week or so.  There are a lot of people out there who understand and appreciate what we’re trying to do.”

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The Sunday Tasmanian, DANIELLE McKAY | March 06, 2011 12.01am

A GROUP lobbying to save a State Government office block from demolition has produced a bold vision for its future in a bid to draw support as appeal action looms.

The vision for 10 Murray St includes sumptuous greenery, protruding balconies, a roof-top recreational area and even a jet-pack powered man flying overhead. Lobby group Save 10 Murray St has produced 1000 postcards of the image, which come complete with a printed message on the back addressed to Premier Lara Giddings.

The group is distributing them to cafes around Hobart.

Group spokeswoman Briony Kidd said the aim was to open people’s minds to the possibilities of what 10 Murray St could be if it was revamped rather than demolished.

READ THE FULL ARTICLE:  http://www.themercury.com.au/article/2011/03/06/212081_tasmania-news.html

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10 Murray St safe for now

The Mercury, CHARLES WATERHOUSE | March 01, 2011

HOBART’S controversial 10 Murray St office block will not feel the wrecker’s ball immediately — even though its demolition has been approved. Public servants will stay in the building until new offices for them are completed as part of the new Parliament Square development behind Parliament House. The project developer, Citta Property Group, has confirmed that the first building to be demolished would be the old Government Printery facing Salamanca Place. Work on the $100 million office complex will begin later this year.

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