Imagine (in hindsight or with retrospective foresight) how the consolidation and sensitive repurposing of our unrazed nineteenth century buildings has gifted Greater Hobart the warm, human-scale consistency we now cherish within the Salamanca and Hunter Street precincts.

To the Point (Macquarie). Imagine further, the response any NSW State Government would receive to a proposal to build a football stadium directly behind a harbourside row of restored colonial bond stores. Imagine Sydneysiders’ reaction to an ephemeral, inward-looking arena, towering over and subjugating a 200-year-old maritime landmark, as depicted above.