Save the Elizabeth Street Printery and Laneway in Brisbane's CBD
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Lose a almost 100 year old character building for a loading bay? No way!
'Love Our Laneway Brisbane' hopes to save the laneway precinct and beautiful Pole's Printery (a warehouse likely built in 1915, though is possibly older) between Elizabeth and Charlotte Streets in the city, which has just been approved by the city council for imminent demolition. Reminiscent of Melbourne or even Barcelona, this area could be an incredibly vibrant addition to the cultural life of the CBD, instead a sterile glass and steel office tower has been approved to be built for the Australian Tax Office. Amazingly this building is not heritage listed, so the only way to save it is if the developers Grocon or the ATO have a change of heart. We are not against the development per se, but respectfully ask them to consider the incredible potential of this site, and amend their building plans to integrate the laneway precinct and heritage building at its rear. It would be a shame to lose this building for the sake of a loading bay in the new development. If you're unhappy your tax dollars are contributing to the demolition of Brisbane's heritage then sign the petition now, and pass it onto your friends, enemies and lovers of laneways everywhere!
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This beautiful building will be destroyed to form a loading bay in the new development (marked 'Void' on the plans below)...
Below- Town Survey Plan. The black lines indicate survey done in 1911
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