Hardly ‘iconic’

Mercury (Hobart) - - LETTERS -

I HAVE been in­volved with Launce­s­ton Her­itage Not High­rise (LHNH) since its start in June this year. My rep­re­sen­ta­tion to the Gorge Ho­tel de­vel­op­ment ap­pli­ca­tion re­quested that a demon­stra­tion of height and bulk us­ing cranes be pro­vided to en­able proper con­sid­er­a­tion by ratepay­ers and stake­hold­ers. I be­lieve that glossy artist im­pres­sions are an un­re­li­able way to present a build­ing of this size in this lo­ca­tion. As for the de­scrip­tions of “iconic” and “land­mark” used by the pro­po­nent, even the tri­bunal had ques­tions about what this ac­tu­ally meant. If Launce­s­ton is to have an iconic/land­mark build­ing it needs a much bet­ter pre­sen­ta­tion than that which was pro­vided for Gorge Ho­tel. Vic­to­ria Wilkinson


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