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John Gray, Chinderah

I write in regards to a story on the Higgins homestead in The Echo (July 11). I fear this heritage-listed building has become an expensive liability to the ‘investors’.

Also shouldn’t Heritage Listed mean the current owners or investors, seeking to make a huge profit, are responsible for maintaining a property in at least a fair condition and not allow trespassers and vandals to destroy such a building?

I fear the now neglected building will soon suffer an ‘unexpected catastrophe’ and burn to the ground, and out of the Heritage Listing very soon. This will be at great financial benefit to the ‘investors’ only, unless Council shows it has a spine and makes the ‘investors’ restore this once-grand building, NOW!


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