I see another “Melanka” happening here. Why rush to knock something …

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I see another “Melanka” happening here.
Why rush to knock something down before a financially sustainable proposal and decision is made to redevelop it?
Dale suggests: “There were significant issues to bring it up to today’s standards, to Australian standards.”
What were the issues Dale?
Whilst recognising there are generally issues in upgrading older buildings to current standards, I recall the “Greatorex” building was successfully upgraded to do so and now repurposed as the new police station only some four or five years ago.
Just as well Gunner and Dale weren’t in power then, otherwise it appears the Greatorex Building would have been demolished as well!
Sometimes there’s no sense in trying to make sense of political speak.
But it seems like those +500 or so additional NTG employees / “advisors” recently reported about are getting paid well to deliver not much of a service.

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