The Falls Hardware closed down. It was taken over by Alliance Electrical Wholesalers. Alliance are good blokes and are doing everything properly.
My gripe is about the lack of vision by BMCC for this place.
The land in the new Local Environment plan is zoned “Low Density Residential”… but it can continue as a hardware or something similar under “Existing Use” rights. If it ever ends up vacant for more than 12 months “Existing Use” rights are gone and the the “low density residential” zoning kicks in.
The building is is opposite the Bowling Club and School of Arts. The Pitt Park recreation area is just down the road. Surely this could have been zoned for activities that complement the School of arts, Bowling Club and nearby sporting fields?
Ideal uses would be as a museum, art gallery or sports centre. This area could have been a real cultural and leisure zone. But no, BMCC have ensured that this can not happen.
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