I was trawling Saturday’s paper when I noticed this in the list of development applications in Albury:
“10-2008-28961.1 542 – Hanel St – Demolition of residence (heritage item) and construction of dual occupancy”
Anyone know what this mean? What specifically is a “heritage item” in council jargon? Is it something that perhaps should not be demolished?
I’ve got no idea, but according to the ad the plans are on display at the council chambers for another 14 days, and any objections should be made in writing during that time.
Update: Dave from Albury took this photo of the “heritage item” in question. I doubt anyone will be objecting to it’s demolition:
Kate (a friend) raised the point that what can happen in situations like these is an owner might deliberately neglect a property in order to hasten it’s demise so that it can be demolished. I’m not saying this has happened here, but it is something to be wary of when dealing with requests to demolish heritage items.