I know Elizabeth Towers better as Ampol House. Melbourne University bought the property and is set to demolish it to build a research centre or some such thing. It is a few years since I first noticed Ampol House and I rather liked it. The evil VCAT has approved its demolition.
While I am sure whatever Melbourne University build there will be a marvellous asset to them and perhaps the general community, let me pose this question.
It is already a large multi storey building. Why can't it be reinvented to suit Melbourne Uni's purpose?
Under our previous Labor government, many of Melbourne's important and/or historic buildings dropped like flies. It seems there will be no change under our present Liberal government.
Bad Melbourne University. Bad VCAT. Bad State Government.