Demolition by Neglect
All around our beautiful heritage green eclectic area you will find the processes of demolition by neglect.
The old butcher shop in Eureka St. Such a lovely piece of Ballarat East history and heritage. Street weeds and graffitti have added to the loosening tiles and peeling paint.
This small miners cottage has been slowly falling to the ground for years. Someone removed the weatherboards to hasten the progress of neglect.
Another small cottage with loosening paint, windows you cant open, weeds and missing weatherboards.
This was once the site of a lovely small green miners cottage. It had been falling apart for years. Until someone decided a fire would be quicker. See The Courier report here: http://www.thecourier.com.au/story/2364375/fire-tears-through-derelict-house-in-ballarat-east/
It just all makes me sad. What can we do about this? Recently the Provincial Hotel was mooted as the most central example of Demolition by Neglect. At the time council talked about increasing rates and fines for leaving buildings to rot. Do you have any suggestions we cold talk to council about with a view to protecting our quiet domestic heritage?