another beautiful home, gone
I was driving down Nicholson Street towards Bentleigh today when I came across this demolished housing lot made up of scattered red bricks and a grey fence that appears to have only been recently painted. For those who don't know, Nicholson Street runs parallel to the Frankston train line and the infamous Bent Street, where old homes are rapidly being replaced with apartment buildings that tower over neighbours homes. I had walked down Nicholson street many times before, but as often is the case, when you come across something that is no longer there, it becomes hard to remember what stood there before, the familiarity of a place suddenly unfamiliar. You scan your memories, hunting for an image of what stood in this place before. So I rushed home and searched GoogleMaps to find out what home stood here.
And, oh what a beautiful home it was. I often admired the garden when I walked passed it. And this home was in wonderful, renovated state. What drives people to sell their home, particularly one like this? At the core of it, it has to be greed. And money. Surely. I can't imagine demolishing a home like this, otherwise. Is this what we call progress? And what will be built in it's place? Another bland, grey concrete box, with apartments crammed into a single block? The future looks bright, doesn't it?
Save mckinnon village
We are concerned residents who live on McKinnon Road, near McKinnon Village. This website was set up to object to the C143 ammendment to 88-100 McKinnon Road, McKinnon. If this, and the DDO overlay for four storeys goes ahead, it will be a catastrophe.