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Orange’s Caldwell House could become housing after call to save it | Central Western Daily



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Historic Caldwell House could be converted into inner-city units or hotel/motel-style accommodation after a government planning panel this week recommended it be saved from demolition. The Western Regional Planning Panel backed Orange City Council’s call to save the Sale Street building after the building’s owners, Health Infrastructure, lodged a development application to knock it down. Health Infrastructure, a state government body, had said the building was so riddled with asbestos after it had been attacked by vandals, that the asbestos-removal costs would render it too expensive to save. However the WRPP finding said it should be saved for its heritage values. Architect James Nicholson raised his concerns about…

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