Day: June 15, 2020

The Fight to Save Mid-Century Marvels From the Bulldozer

Mid-century homes are being torn down across Australia because heritage protection laws do not extend to their preservation – and lobby groups are not happy.

 

Recent demolitions include the 1966-built Breedon House at 34 Were Street in Brighton– which even won an architecture award in 1960 – and the stunning property at 17 Nautilus Street in Beaumaris, which was built in 1957 by architect, Charles Bricknell.

Without heritage protection, these design marvels are being knocked down to make way for new homes. Local councils are responsible for listing heritage protection on properties, but many fail to acknowledge the

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