Going, going, gone… that is the state of heritage in Australia 2013 where all forms of government both local and state are combining to push through inappropriate development with total lack of public consultation and complete disregard for social, environmental and heritage impacts. This has to stop, there is too much to lose, and we as residents are the only ones who can fight it. At the very least, I would like to show people what we are losing, week by week, as our suburbs are ingloriously stripped of their heritage treasures, instead becoming monotonous concrete beds of overdeveloped units and overcrowded consumerist vacuums of non-culture. The current trend is unsustainable, it is purely profit driven for the short term goals of developers and political interests. The people come last, heritage is all but forgotten. things have to change dramatically.
My name is Andrew and I started this blog in June 2012 in response to the proposed demolition of a heritage building ‘No.47’, but there are so many cases before and since that warrant our attention. The leaders of our governments are failing repulsively, selling out to developer lobby groups who destroy our lifestyles while lining their own pockets. I am based in Sydney NSW Australia but try to cover areas beyond, as these issues are starting to affect us all. I am primarily concerned with the preservation of heritage buildings, and education of heritage values, to improve the levels of protection and awareness that these significant community assets deserve.
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VIVE LE REVOLUTION! VIVE LE HERITAGE!