Wreckers move in on Greyhound Hotel after Planning Minister fails to deliver on heritage protection

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Southern Metropolitan Greens MP Sue Pennicuik said Mr Wynne “deserved to go down as the Minister for the Wrecking Ball” for refusing to protect the Greyhound.

His decision not to grant heritage controls came just weeks after the demolition of the landmark London Hotel in Port Melbourne under similar circumstances.

“In these instances only the Planning Minister has the power to stop demolitions and apply protections to significant sites,” she said.

“In both cases (he) has allowed demolition, siding with property developers against the local community.”

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