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Interim and Permanent Heritage Controls - Decision from Minister

The Minister for Planning has advised Council that the request for interim and permanent heritage controls has been refused.

The Minister’s letter refusing Council’s request for heritage controls cites:

‘The Greyhound Hotel Cultural Heritage Values Assessment does not establish the building's significance beyond reasonable doubt. The report identifies several other examples of hotels and buildings with a similar history and level of social significance. The Greyhound Hotel appears to be no more or less significance than these.’

Council has undertaken a significant amount of work seeking to protect the Greyhound Hotel and it is disappointed that its requests for heritage protection have not been supported. It intends to seek clarity on determining the threshold for social significance at the local level, to guide future cultural heritage assessments.

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