Don't let Council give our last heritage building the Boot!

Don't let Council give our last heritage building the Boot!

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At Council's extraordinary meeting on Monday 29 April which close to 100 residents attended, the Betts Brigade voted to continue the process to demolish the Boot Factory, despite well informed and expert testimonials supporting a comprehensive review of the current situation and conservation options.

Those who were there would have witnessed Crs Masselos, Wakefield, Strewe, and Wy Kanak present logical arguments in the face of hyperbole and scare tactics from the other councillors that demolition was the only option, even though the assessing Engineer clearly stated on the night that repair was an option.

The community were NOT consulted ...

At Council's extraordinary meeting on Monday 29 April which close to 100 residents attended, the Betts Brigade voted to continue the process to demolish the Boot Factory, despite well informed and expert testimonials supporting a comprehensive review of the current situation and conservation options.

Those who were there would have witnessed Crs Masselos, Wakefield, Strewe, and Wy Kanak present logical arguments in the face of hyperbole and scare tactics from the other councillors that demolition was the only option, even though the assessing Engineer clearly stated on the night that repair was an option.

The community were NOT consulted on this decision and documentation has only been provided after repeated requests from residents.  Having read the reports, it is clear that there many examples of Council's failure to implement the engineer's recommendations.  This negligence has lead to the deterioration of Boot Factory.  But all is not lost... The National Trust strongly opposes this demolition and so should YOU!

Stay tuned for Council's DA - a DA where they are both appolicant and assessor......

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We call on the Liberal leadership to support a Heritage Listing

Ask Malcolm Turnbull, Gabrielle Upton and Bruce Notley-Smith to support the Boot Factory and it's State Heritage Listing.

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