A new Development Application has been lodged for the Bidura site in Glebe.
The previous development application was opposed by hundreds of people because of the huge impact it will have on this state significant heritage item and the local neighbourhood.
The Land and Environment Court’s refusal to approve the development vindicated our concerns.
This latest application will no doubt be opposed by even more local residents than the previous one, because it is equally unsuitable.
I call on the Minister for Finance and Property to buy the building back in order to safeguard this fine heritage item and local amenity.
The site is incredibly important to Glebe residents because it includes Bidura House, the historically significant villa which was designed in Victorian Regency style by renowned architect Edmund Blacket.
The Bidura building is the last remaining 1850s villa within a garden setting on the eastern side of Glebe Point Road.
It was pure folly to sell such a sensitive site, and it now it’s up to the government to admit they were wrong and put the site back into public hands.
The government should be protecting heritage sites like this, not ruining them with residential developments. Our community needs childcare centres and community facilities, not more residential apartment towers.
More information: Jamie Parker 96607586