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PostPosted: 28 Dec 2010, 11:38 
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Just came across this article about the Islington railway workshops being rejected for preservation by the South Australian Heritage Council although the National Trust of South Australia recommended turning it into a museum.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/12/28/3102584.htm

The photo isn't too flash in the article and, as I'm not au fait with Sth Oz, I was wondering if anyone knew any further information on them?
Before the skyline (possibly) loses that gorgeous saw-toothed roofline.

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PostPosted: 28 Dec 2010, 18:52 
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The Islington Railway Workshops were started in 1891 and a majority of the buildings were built in 1902. In 1927 due to the conversion of the mid north narrow gauge system (the Western division) to broad gauge the old workshops were replaced with modern maintenance buildings however some of the buildings from 1902 still exist on the site.

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PostPosted: 08 Jan 2011, 09:51 
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Thanks, Edwardian, =D>
Got to love the beauty in heritage industrial architecture, even the old Nissan Hut at Caulfield Railway Station has a rough but crude attraction :mrgreen:
Hope these are saved in the long term!

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Eventhough the Islington Railway Yard contains six heritage-listed buildings the local council granted approval to demolish part of the railway yard buildings in September 2010 to make way for a mixed development on the condition that a number of valued trees would not be removed.

Today it was announced that one of the developers of the Islington Railway Yard project will be prosecuted for removing six significant trees to make way for a commercial project after the local residents expressed concerns.

Six red river gums, some thought to have been planted in the 1890s, have been uprooted and several other trees were removed.

The developers also removed two pencil pines flanking a World War II honour role, although they were in a heritage-listed section of the site which is not to be demolished.

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The developer probably needed room for the portable toilets and when trees got to go they got to go.


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PostPosted: 08 Jun 2011, 00:15 
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Edwardian wrote:
Eventhough the Islington Railway Yard contains six heritage-listed buildings the local council granted approval to demolish part of the railway yard buildings in September 2010 to make way for a mixed development on the condition that a number of valued trees would not be removed.

Today it was announced that one of the developers of the Islington Railway Yard project will be prosecuted for removing six significant trees to make way for a commercial project after the local residents expressed concerns.

Six red river gums, some thought to have been planted in the 1890s, have been uprooted and several other trees were removed.

The developers also removed two pencil pines flanking a World War II honour role, although they were in a heritage-listed section of the site which is not to be demolished.

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The developer probably needed room for the portable toilets and when trees got to go they got to go.


When Im King I will ensure that when developers breach these sorts of conditions, they lose the ENTIRE property - ceded back to the Crown - and also have to pay for remediation.

Only then will this 'accidental' sort of thing stop occurring.


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