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Great Southern Developments, BVSC: Retain the Australasia from facade to the stair wall for the property width

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This historic building is important for but not limited to the following reasons;
i, It’s a “bookend” in our main street, it’s a welcoming, iconic and integral part of Eden’s streetscape that fits the theme of our council’s DPC 40 very well.
ii, It has been a cultural centre of the town for over 100 years, initially with an upmarket focus, then with a more working class clientele. It is a well used and fondly regarded local icon, remembered by the townspeople as a meeting place.
iii, It, along with several other iconic buildings, are significant examples of early Federation Architecture, created when the area was a contender for the new national capital.
iv, BVSC’s Heritage advisor has recommended listing of the building, which meets 6 out of the 7 relevant criteria, only 1 of these is needed for the site to “be of significance”.
v, The building has connections with several generations from Eden’s maritime history.
vi, The rapidly growing “Experience Seeker” tourist market demands history, heritage and a unique atmosphere.
vii, The Hotel Australia is highly visible from many parts of town and retained and restored will improve Eden’s image and attractiveness.
viii, It needs to be saved for future generations to allow new connections to be made.
iix, The Development Application (DA No.: 2013.199) has low support in the town of Eden in it’s current state, as it has not taken into account the town's long standing culture/heritage. In order to develop greater community support we ask that a solution be determined encompassing the preservation of the 1906 Building which can also meet the strategic goals of both Metcash and Great Southern Developments.

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