Portside, Burnie (former Burnie Technical School) (Autumn 2007)

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The proposed demolition of the former Burnie Technical School (now called Portside) has been averted after concerted opposition by ADS, members of ICADS and local members of the community.

The property developer has withdrawn his Land Use Application that would have resulted in demolition and, for the moment, the building will continue to serve the community as home for a number of small businesses and community groups.

Its future is by no means secure, but a pleasing sign is that the Council has engaged a heritage architect to assess the building.