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No. Heritage-listed buildings will remain protected. The draft Spatial Plan protects “sub character areas” that the pre-1930s character area review considered to exhibit a “cohesive streetscape character”. The demolition ban is only being lifted on formerly-declared Character Areas that no longer exhibit a cohesive streetscape character or where character has been compromised. Owners of houses that are not heritage-listed and not in sub-character areas can demolish these if they wish – nothing’s changed there.