Remember the front page picture on The Sun newspaper showing a copper dancing on a table top in Greasy Joes?
Remember the original Greasy Joes right on the corner where the pros used to hang out. They would pop out, get picked up and be back for another coffee within the hour.
Remember Dog's Bar, where many a crime was plotted and it received a mention in the iconic Melbourne gay book, Holding the Man?
Remember the mounted black and white clock that pulled your senses together as you fell off the St Kilda tram?
Remember when the Milk Bar occupied the site that is now a take away chicken shop as well as it present premises?
Remember marvellously large breakfasts of bacon, eggs, toast and tomatoes with great coffee, before a big breakfast became fashionable and costs $10 plus?
Remember whiling aways a sunny Sunday afternoon while having a couple of glasses of wine and a laugh with friends and people watching?
They snuck this one past me while I was overseas. These between the wars building are to demolished against the wishes of the City of Port Phillip and many locals. Guess what will replace them? Yep, shops, apartments, offices. Who knows how many storeys.
VCAT, destroying local history, character, streetscapes and thriving businesses before your eyes.
Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal if that helps with search engines. Their role is to always overule councils and local people in favour of developers. I don't know how the members sleep at night. See a list of the ******* ***** below the photo.
Picture courtesy William Pitt of Walking Melbourne.
|Deputy President in charge of the Planning and Environment List:||Helen Gibson - Lawyer|
|Senior Members:||Margaret Baird - Town Planner|
|Russell Byard - Lawyer|
|Anthony Liston - Town Planner|
|Full Time Members:||John Bennett - Town Planner|
|Sam Cimino - Town Planner|
|Laurie Hewet - Town Planner|
|Rachel Naylor - Town Planner|
|Ian Potts - Environmental Scientist|
|Tonia Komesaroff - Lawyer|
|Philip Martin - Lawyer & Town Planner|
|Peter O'Leary - Town Planner|
|Jeanette Rickards - Lawyer|
|Senior Sessional Members:||Richard Horsfall - Lawyer|
|Gerard Sharkey - Engineer, Town Planner & Accountant|
|Sessional Members:||David Alsop - Architect|
|Tracey Bilston-McGillen - Town Planner|
|Megan Carew - Town Planner|
|Gregory Chase - Town Planner|
|Dalia Cook - Lawyer|
|Graeme David - Environmental Science|
|Vicki Davies - Town Planner|
|Desmond Eccles - Town Planner|
|Robert Evans - Town Planner|
|Christina Fong - Town Planner|
|Struan Gilfillan - Architect|
|Alison Glynn - Town Planner|
|Nicholas Hadjigeorgiou - Town Planner & Engineer|
|Christopher Harty - Town Planner & Environmental Science|
|Jane Homewood - Architect, Planner and urban designer|
|John Keaney - Town Planner|
|Ann Keddie - Architect|
|Sylvia Mainwaring - Industrial Chemist|
|Kenneth McNamara - Town Planner & Engineer|
|Jane Osborn - Town Planner|
|Geoffrey Pizzey - Heritage & Tourism|
|Anthony Quirk - Engineer|
|David Rae - Town Planner|
|Michael Read - Town Planner & Architect|
|Mary-Anne Taranto - Town Planner|
|Richard Walter - Town Planner|
|Cynthea Wilson - Town Planner|