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Last chance to comment on the future of Civic’s heart.

By johnboy 20 July 2011 4

Sydney and Melbourne Buildings

The Economic Development Directorate is letting us all know that you’ve got until Friday to comment on their the draft Conservation Managment Plan for the Sydney and Melbourne Buildings.

Your comments on the draft Conservation Managment Plan are welcome.

Comments close 22 July 2011.

The draft plan helps the owners and traders in the Sydney and Melbourne Buildings conserve these iconic landmarks for future Canberrans and their visitors and is an interesting read for those intrigued by the history of the national capital.

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Watson 3:56 pm 20 Jul 11

gooterz said :

The central part is useless and the whole thing looks like a missmash of things.

I love mishmashes!

The report is not about finding alternatives for the buildings anyway.

“This conservation management plan for the Sydney and Melbourne Buildings in Canberra
City, provides a sound basis for the good management and conservation of this place and
its heritage significance. This conservation management plan:
• describes the historic buildings and the surrounding area;
• provides an overview of the history of the place;
• offers evidence related to historic and aesthetic values;
• analyses this evidence and provides a statement of significance for the place;
• considers opportunities and constraints affecting the management of the buildings;
and
• provides a conservation policy and implementation strategies to guide management
and conservation.”

gooterz 3:34 pm 20 Jul 11

Judging from the Diamond/Flint and Moosehead fire’s these things would seem like a death trap. I dont think they are worth much because you can’t do much with them. The central part is useless and the whole thing looks like a missmash of things.

Goverment should sell buy them and launch a competition to redesign and make much better use of the space which is pretty much the heart of canberra. Use some money on decent public art.
One idea would be to include a tunnel / walkway or connected sublevel between the two buildings or new stuctures to better connect City East and West or even including an actual Bus interchange or taxi rank.

Anyway as far as most canberrans know they both look the same so if we keep one that should be enough?

johnboy 1:13 pm 20 Jul 11

Where else would you go to get stabbed while waiting for reheated pizza?

gospeedygo 1:11 pm 20 Jul 11

Theres a heart?

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