Tow­ers work starts

Stirling Times - - Front Page - Laura Pond

THE for­mer Scar­bor­ough Fair Mar­kets and Conta­cio bar are be­ing de­mol­ished.

De­vel­oper 3 Oceans has started de­mo­li­tion of the build­ings at its site at the cor­ner of Scar­bor­ough Beach Road and West Coast High­way to make way for ‘Iconic Scar­bor­ough’.

The Chi­nese-owned busi­ness ap­pointed Perth com­pany Bra­jkovich De­mo­li­tion for the project.

Struc­tural de­mo­li­tion is planned to start in midNovem­ber and ex­pected to take about two months at a cost of $500,000.

A 3 Oceans spokesman said it would try to min­imise dis­rup­tion to nearby res­i­dents and busi­nesses and would re­cy­cle up to 95 per cent of ma­te­ri­als re­cov­ered dur­ing the work.

Com­mu­nity group Sun- sets Not Sky­scrapers is op­pos­ing the tow­ers, but spokes­woman Robyn Mur­phy said the de­mo­li­tion was “not be­fore time” as the ex­ist­ing build­ing had be­come an eye­sore and a health and safety haz­ard.

The group is col­lect­ing sig­na­tures for a pe­ti­tion to present to State Par­lia­ment re­quest­ing the Metropoli­tan Re­de­vel­op­ment Au­thor­ity re­verse its ap­proval.

Ms Mur­phy said the site clear­ing would draw peo­ple’s at­ten­tion to the pro­posed 43-storey and 33storey tow­ers.

“We con­tinue to be amazed that so many peo­ple are un­aware of the prospect of a huge sky­scraper de­vel­op­ment on this site and they can’t wait to sign our pe­ti­tion when we tell them the main tower will be two-and-ahalf times the height of the Ren­dezvous Ho­tel,” she said.

“The pub­lic does not want this build­ing.”

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