Kyogle, NSW (Spring 2008)

Local residents at Kyogle in northern New South Wales are currently fighting a decision by the local council to allow the construction of a supermarket on the site occupied by a wonderful interwar shop. We recently inspected the shop, with its exquisite details and finishes, and were incredulous at this decision. However, this is a regular story when a local …

Maritime Services Building (Museum of Contemporary Art), Sydney (Winter 2001)

The Mayor of Sydney is leading a push to replace one of Sydney’s most prominent Art Deco buildings, the old Maritime Services Building which currently houses the Museum of Contemporary Art, with an office/cinema complex. The latest news is that Green Bans have been placed on the building by the union movement. Hopefully the bans will be as effective as …

Maritime Services Building (Museum of Contemporary Art), Sydney (Autumn 2001)

Disturbing news from the Harbour City concerning the old Maritime Services Building that currently houses the Museum of Contemporary Art. This fine example of Deco architecture, constructed from local sandstone, is located at Circular Quay. The Mayor of Sydney is leading a push to replace the Sydney landmark with yet another office/cinema complex. This outrageous proposal will be strongly opposed …