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The Battle for Boroondara
Cottages Heritage Victory
Kew Cottages Development takes its toll on Boroondara Mayor
3AW 5pm News November 27,2004
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in backlash against high-rise
By Nassim Khadem, Martin Boulton
November 28, 2004
Boroondara, Mayor Judith Voce,
who backed the redevelopment of Kew Cottages, was
dumped. Meredith Butler, who had fought to save the cottages, was returned.
Six of the 10 councillors were ousted, leaving it with a Liberal majority.."
Herald Sun November 28, 2004
strong anti-development message was sent in Boroondara City Council,
Cottages and Camberwell Station have been contentious issues.."
ABC Online November 28, 2004
on the nose with voters
"Developers yesterday conceded they would need to address community concerns over future projects after opponents to development triumphed in several Victorian council elections.
However, developers and industry observers said anti-development victories were limited to a few councils with controversial projects.
The poll in Boroondara, covering Melbourne's affluent inner-eastern suburbs, was won by opponents of a high-density project at Camberwell station and redevelopment of the Kew Cottages care facility..."
By Andrew Cornell
Australian Financial Review November 29, 2004
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