Constituency Question: Greyhound Hotel, St Kilda

My constituency question is for the Minister for Planning. The community of St Kilda and beyond is extremely concerned about the apparent imminent demolition of the Greyhound Hotel.
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 2:30pm
Speaker:
Sue Pennicuik

Ms PENNICUIK (Southern Metropolitan) — My constituency question is for the Minister for Planning. The community of St Kilda and beyond is extremely concerned about the apparent imminent demolition of the Greyhound Hotel. The community values the Greyhound as a historic landmark, a local pub and a music and entertainment venue, especially for the LGBTI community. At its ordinary meeting on 19 April 2017 the City of Port Phillip resolved to request that the Minister for Planning authorise the preparation and exhibition of amendment C148 to the Port Phillip planning scheme to apply a permanent heritage overlay and associated controls to 1 Brighton Road, St Kilda, and to request the minister prepare and approve amendment C147 to apply an interim heritage overlay to 1 Brighton Road, St Kilda, while permanent controls are progressed. I ask the minister to act with urgency on this issue to prevent the loss of yet another much-loved heritage building.