The NSW Land & Environment Court has dismissed an appeal against the imposing of an interim heritage protection order on number 39 Dudley Street, Coogee by Randwick City Council.
Greens Councillor Murray Matson who has been leading the fight on Council against the demolition of the old home on the site stated today that:
“The news will come as a great morale boost for residents who have been proactive in calling on Councillors to stop the destruction of Coogee’s old homes.”
Councillor Matson praised local residents:
“This is really a win for Coogee’s community which has rallied behind the heritage banner over the last two years and called on Councillors to respond.”
Cr Matson said
“The Court came to the belief that on further enquiry it is likely that the site will be found to be of local heritage significance. The Commissioner did not accept the Applicant’s argument that the building should be excluded from being considered to have local heritage significance by virtue of it being modest; or by being similar to items with similar characteristics that may have already been entered on a statutory list and being an example of its type.”