Wednesday, May 18, 2011

URGENT - Help Save our Building

The Younghusband Wool Store - Photo by Angus Booker

Most of you probably know that we are incredibly lucky to have our Ink & Spindle studio within the gorgeous Younghusband Wool Store building in Kensington.

But our building is under threat and we require your URGENT action! The owners of the Younghusband building are asking the City of Melbourne to rezone the site so that they can erect 12, 8 and 7-story residential towers.

This development will destroy the small business and cultural hub that has emerged over the last few years, leaving artists, designers and other creative small businesses without studio and office space.

Please submit your objection by tomorrow Thursday 19th of May at the LATEST.

Here is an objection letter template:

Dear Robyn Hellman,

I object to proposal C177 because…….. [whatever your objection is] and it would affect me as follows: ………. [however you think it will affect you], [indicate what changes you would like, as in height reduction or reduction of apartments].

Yours sincerely, [your name, address]

Email objections to: by Thursday 19th May.

Thanks so much everyone!!



Tali said...

oh no! will submit my objection today! :(

Paul said...

done and done

shipbuilding said...

Oh my goodness! That's outrageous. I do not want to see some awful development in place of that building and see this sweet village turned on its head by such an influx...not to mention the loss of such a great creative hub. Objection submitted! Wishing you the best of luck and keep us posted.

Anonymous said...

saw this too late...

that is so terrible. yes: melbourne needs more medium density housing to halt the urban sprawl. but destroying such a beautiful building is NOT the way to do it.

i would like to say that i'm surprised that the heritage council hasn't stepped in, but unfortunately they have too much to do...

it is such a shame that so few buildings are (legally) protected in melbourne: we claim to be 'the european' city, and the 'art capital'. how can we claim this when we don't protect the exact things that made us so?

fingers crossed...

The Wall Sticker Company said...

Missed the deadline girls. That building is cool and spooky, and what a such as shame it has "so much income-generating potential". May the force be with you.