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save the The old Peters Ice-cream factory on Roe Street from demolition!

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We, the signers of this petition, believe that heritage buildings are an integral part of our community and that they are worth saving for future generations.

We as citizens should have more say in future developments that involve heritage buildings, because we are not happy with the way so many heritage buildings have been and continue to be demolished without our approval.

We believe that the City of Perth could take more leadership in planning and regulating the maintenance of all heritage buildings in the area, that is the buildings built during the nineteenth century right up to and including the inter-war buildings.

The owners of these properties should be encouraged to maintain, and make better use of the buildings. Buying heritage properties as investments before allowing them to become left vacant and dilapidated is not acceptable.

The Old Peters Icecream Factory is in a prominent position and currently vacant. If it is demolished it will be a great loss to Northbridge’s unique character and history. The proposed building is inferior in design and aesthetic to the original and is not an appropriate development for Northbridge.

We are unhappy and feel let down with how the council has allowed it to have been so poorly maintained and we do not accept your approval of its demolition. We are equally unimpressed by the proposed development that will take its place.

We feel that while the proposed new building may be bigger, cheaper, quicker and easier to construct in the short term, the long term maintenance and effects will be at a far greater cost than resorting the current building. The new building will not be as sustainable as the original. The old Peter’s Factory has been on the site for almost ninety years and its heritage value is priceless, and something that can be appreciated by future generations.

We feel that the destruction of this building will be a great loss for Northbridge in terms of its character and sense of history. We are concerned that the lack of respect shown for heritage by demolishing this building may lead to more demolitions and further developments of this nature. These developments will go toward ruining the urban village feel of Northbridge, rather than the much-needed restoration of it.

The Old Peters Building meets the criteria of a heritage property and should be listed. The City of Perth could take the initiative to have the property registered.Saving this heritage building would be a good move for the City of Perth, showing citizens that with the rapid change and developments taking place in Northbridge, the council is still respectful and serious about retaining the area's character and protecting its heritage.


The Undersigned


My name is Simon Sieradzki. I have lived in Perth, and like most other residents and visitors, I appreciate Perth's heritage buildings. I believe in protecting our heritage buildings and maintaining the character of the city and inner city suburbs as they are developed. I will be forwarding this petition to the elected members of the City of Perth, local member John Hyde, Minister Castrilli, federal member Stephen Smith and other relevent sources.

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