Council rules against plan to demolish historic Adelaide house for retirement village

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The new wave of Consumer Advocacy: Charles Sturt Council has ruled against Epic Building Group founder and owner Petar Jurkovich’s application to knock down Estcourt House in Tennyson and build 60 village units, according to local news.

Council said the plan was “unreasonably at variance” with the council’s development plan, with panel member Julian Rutt saying turning the site into retirement living was not a good enough reason to destroy the property.

We believe backlash from residents and the community has also played a part. As we reported here, a petition against the development attracted over 500 signatures in just a week.

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