Get tough: Greens

• Fremantle-based Greens MLC Lynn MacLaren­—architect of strict new heritage rules her party wants introduced­—and Freo Greens candidate Andrew Sullivan outside the old warders’ cottages. Photo by Jeremy Dixon

• Fremantle-based Greens MLC Lynn MacLaren­—architect of strict new heritage rules her party wants introduced­—and Freo Greens candidate Andrew Sullivan outside the old warders’ cottages. Photo by Jeremy Dixon

THE Greens are pushing for strict heritage laws to protect buildings from “demolition by neglect”.

The four-part package includes hefty fines to be levied on owners who allow heritage properties to rot.

Fremantle Greens candidate Andrew Sullivan—an architect and senior city councillor—says the port city and surrounds will benefit.

“The Henderson Street terrace houses next to the famous Fremantle Markets and the South Fremantle power station are currently at risk of demolition by neglect partly due to weak heritage protection laws—they wouldn’t be left to rot if this Greens initiative got up,” he says.

by BRENDAN FOSTER

One response to “Get tough: Greens

  1. and to think that we were kicked out over 16 months ago! at least when we were in residence the cottages were safe from vandalism, and while we couldn’t get any maintenance done by Homeswest, we at least kept the gardens free from the nightly onslaught of fastfood rubbish from hungryjacks and the upmarkets, and kept the streets beautiful trees alive, most of which were ripped out at the same time we were! for what???

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