Development haste

By Letters to the Editor
Updated April 23 2018 - 10:24pm, first published April 17 2014 - 3:00am

While Canberrans celebrate their first century, mockers of the ''heritage industry'' encourage the sacrifice of places and buildings of historical and cultural significance for immediate and utilitarian objectives.The recent pre-emptive strike to fast track planning legislation over-rides heritage considerations. Now, Simon Corbell, the Minister for Environment and Sustainable Development, damning the buildings nominated fronting Northbourne Avenue (''Room for 45,000 more on city strip'', April 9, p1), adds his value judgment that ''many found them an eyesore''.

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