Demolition on the cards for post-war Menora home after State Administrative Tribunal overrules City of Stirling


The Menora home set for demolition.
The Menora home set for demolition.

DEMOLITION is on the cards for a post-war Menora home after the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) overruled a City of Stirling decision to protect the house.

Stirling councillors voted to refuse the demolition of the Holmfirth Street house last year because it would contradict the City’s Menora heritage protection guidelines that aim to protect houses built before 1960.

The City’s decision was overturned by the SAT and the application will be reviewed subject to conditions.

“The Tribunal found that the existing dwelling did not make a positive contribution to the cultural heritage significance of Menora, even though it was relatively intact and demonstrated some influences of the Post­War Austerity architectural style,” the SAT ruling said.

The SAT ruling said because of the unusual form and setbacks of the house and lack of similar dwellings on the street, the house had a “neutral” impact on the streetscape.