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We MUST do something about refurbishing the Old Commonwealth Bank - before it's too late

Through no fault of her own, Mackay's Old Commonwealth Bank building is in a very bad way, having been left to the elements for some three years while the owner and the Department of Envirtonment and Heritage Protection try to find a way forward.

Today I spoke to Greg Chappell (press the audio button to hear 3 minute interview) who has experience in developing heritage and period buildings. While there are understandable stringent processes in place to protect the integrity of the building, Greg believes that more help needs to be given to produce the outcomes everyone wants because such buildings are substantially more expensive to refurbish and then maintain on an ongoing basis, compared to more modern buildings.

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