SUPPORTERS turned out in droves to a rally on Tuesday to show Southern Grampians Shire that the community values old buildings.
Council is expected to make a decision quickly on whether an application by Flint Architects to demolish the hotel will be approved.
The application was put forward following the demolition of the motel units which form part of the Coles redevelopment.
Chris Sharples, who organised the rally, was thrilled with the turnout.
About 60 people showed up over the two hours, including Denis ‘Daffy’ Steer, who played drums and chanted his own rally songs.
Sketch artists from Art Works also took the time to record the historic building and the support for its future.
Most of those who attended were in favour of the hotel’s restoration.
“There have been people who have said we’re against progress,” Mr Sharples said.
Full story in The Spectator on Thursday, February 6, 2014.