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Building demolition appeal returns to tribunal

Posted January 18, 2011 14:43  (ABC Hobart website)

A group appealing against the demolition of the 10 Murry Street office block in Hobart has disputed a report saying the building has minimal heritage value.

The planning appeals tribunal is hearing objections to the Parliament Square development proposed for the precinct around Parliament House.

The development would involve demolition of the 1960’s office block.

The Save 10 Murray group says the report claiming there was minimal heritage significance was biased.

Lawyer Shaun McElwaine told the tribunal that consultant Jennifer Hill had written an earlier report, used by the developers, identifying 10 Murray Street and nearby buildings as having development potential.

He says the earlier report had only been made public when the Save 10 Murray group had appealed against the building’s demolition.

This article appears at:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2011/01/18/3115564.htm?site=hobart

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