Highgate Hill

Community speaks up on demolition proposal

This eye-catching house at 161 Dornoch Terrace has been the subject of plenty of local discussion over the past fortnight, with a proposal before Brisbane City Council for its demolition. The land-owners were required to advertise their proposal and that sparked a flurry of submissions to Council and a healthy “liking” of a Facebook page set up to show opposition to the proposal.

Submissions closed yesterday so we’ll have to wait and see what BCC decide. The neighbourhood’s got a rich history of development applications causing controversy – the land immediately behind this house was known as the Gully and saw a long and tense debate before development proceeded as what’s now the extension of Brydon Street.