Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Burnie Paper Mill News Story and reply

Just to let those who haven't seen the Advocate newspaper today, there is a story regarding the demolition of Buildings at the former Burnie Paper Mill here:There is some robust debate happening, and I urge you to consider voicing your concerns. I have submitted a letter to the editor:

"Burnie possesses many wonderful examples of 20th Century design including Industrial, Commercial, and residential buildings. The arrival of the Paper Mill in Burnie dramatically changed its landscape. With the influx of people finding employment in Industries such as the Burnie Paper Mill, homes and businesses were built to support the growing population, many of which have striking 20th Century design features.

Burnie retains a rich variety of Modernist designs such as the former Burnie Paper Mill, Reece House, Apartments Downtown, Portside Building and many residential examples. Burnie has one of the most in-tact examples of Modernist design in Tasmania and this architectural history needs to be retained and celebrated. The former Burnie Paper Mill is an Industrial icon, and is the first major landmark visitors see when entering Burnie. If the Burnie Paper Mill is lost to demolition then part of our collective history will be lost forever"

Thanks for your support.

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