Longer term members will recall the long campaign waged by the Society to conserve this important site, which has a State Heritage listing.

One of the conditions agreed to in the final approval was that the derelict cottage, Hamilton, one of the buildings of Ferdinand Reuss Jr, would be demolished and the site excavated to permit underground car parking.  The cottage would then be rebuilt on the original footprint and with the same height and design. This is now taking place in accordance with the approval. There will be an entrance to the car park under the cottage, which will be divided into two dwellings within the one building. This is of course in addition to the townhouses under construction at the rear of the site, also part of the original approval.