Just a bit further along is this very attractive Art Deco building, once a small department store, then the offices of the gambling company Tattersalls and now housing the organisation Yooralla, a specialist charity for assisting the disabled. I should think it is as well maintained inside as it is on the outside.
But guess what! A developer, Mormas Land Pty Ltd, wants to demolish the building and build a high rise hotel on the site. Here is what may happen. The council refuses a demolition permit. The company appeals to the Victorian Civil Administrative Tribunal, which against the wishes of the council and I should think most of the population, yields to the developer, allows the demolition and development go ahead. Bastards. We don't have a lot of Art Deco in our city. It should be treasured and kept. What fine apartments or a hotel could be built within the structure.