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Another city heritage site under demolition threat

The developer behind a proposed 15-storey office tower to replace King William Street’s Southern Cross Arcade has been forced to put its plans on hold while the State Government considers granting an adjoining local heritage-listed art deco building – which would be demolished under the plans – state heritage status.

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Pirie St Hyatt set for approval despite heritage concerns

A 21-storey, $160 million Pirie Street hotel that will force the demolition of a local heritage-listed facade is set to be approved by a state government planning body, despite the developer saying the Government Architect is “muddying the waters” with “unnecessary and inappropriate” objections.