LETTERS: Heritage of the CBD must be preserved

I READ in the QT that Ipswich is going to get a $150 million dollar CBD facelift.

What input have we had into the style of this new construction?

What is happening to the historic Murphy's Town Pub?

What is happening with the Nolan building?

What is happening with the old character buildings that remain in the mall?

Antoniolli has a poor record preserving the city's heritage.

He was elected using the heritage city theme and now it is clear he has abandoned it.

How many heritage buildings have been demolished or relocated since his election to council?

It looks like a Springfield-style facelift and it is something that must be stopped.

Look at the courthouse, look at the Icon building, look at Aspire for some understanding of the concrete, glass and stainless steel structures we can expect.

I would have moved to the Gold Coast if I wanted to live in a concrete, glass and steel structure.

Ipswich needs the 3 R's, Retail, Restaurants and Respect of its heritage.

The election next March must see the end of all in council who wish to destroy what is the most valuable asset to this city .

My family moved here 25 years ago because we wanted to live in a beautiful colonial home.

I truly hope there are many like-minded people in the Heritage City who will get behind the candidates who are genuine about our heritage and opposed to its destruction.

A new Facebook page "Save Ipswich Heritage" has been set up to allow concerned residents to comment and upload photos of what we have lost in the last decade.

KEVIN THOMAS, Ipswich



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