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Community rallies to save Old Boot Factory at Bondi Junction

Media Release
GreensMPs 29 Apr 2013

WHAT: Greens Senator Lee Rhiannon, NSW Greens MP David Shoebridge and Waverley Greens Councillor Dominic Wy Kanak will speak at a community rally to save the last free standing heritage building in Bondi Junction, the Old Boot Factory, from demolition by Waverley Council. The Council is due to vote on a demolition motion tonight.

WHERE: Outside Waverley Council Chambers, Corner of Bondi Road and Paul Street, Bondi Junction

WHEN: 5:30pm, TODAY 29 April 2013

PHOTO OPP: Colourful community rally outside council chambers. Photos available on request.

Greens Senator Lee Rhiannon said: "The Old Boot Factory is the last free-standing heritage building in Bondi Junction.

"It beggars belief that the Liberal-controlled Waverley Council is pushing ahead with demolishing this important link the working factories of the late 1800s and early 1900s.

"The Council's process has been rushed. Demolishing this piece of history is not backed up by the National Trust and not supported by the local community.

"Waverley Council will have a fight on its hands if it continues down the path of demolition."

 

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