Oblivian:minimoke: Lets not forget the old waterways that lie under the CBD.
I get the feeling most people over looked the fact I subtly pointed it out this and the reasoning behind restrictions.. if you shake a carpet.. it takes a bit to straighten it out. If you fill a bucket with mud, it doesn't dry in 5 seconds.
People have to look a little deeper than old building vs new asthetics - This puppy didn't just write off a building here and there.. the entire city GROUND has been affected (at the least warped). (fyi the greater city has rotated clockwise about 2-6ft)
Lets remember the reason for the residential redzone.. it is not viable to build on the GROUND - the land cannot be re-mediated. It turned to slush which can take 20+years to re-settle as pointed out by our resident engineer.
And as pointed out by the CBD enquiry and old river mapping zones.. the CBD is no different with pockets of ick underfoot.
Yes, ideally would you rebuild there at all on those ground conditions? I wouldn't. Surely they could move it out west where the ground is better, it is not as though there are a huge number of buildings remaining. History has shown that cities/towns do move under extreme conditions.