An accountant – and later a company director - Graeme Plumridge was conscripted into the Australian Army in the late 1960s. After 6 months’ training, he served in Vietnam in 1968-69, having forged enduring friendships and creating memories to last a lifetime.
Now retired, the influence of that era lingers, with Graeme now volunteering for Legacy – a support group for the families of veterans who have passed away. Graeme and his wife now live in an inner-City apartment, relishing the direct views of Melbourne’s Shrine of Remembrance from their loungeroom window.
Graeme was horrified earlier this year when he noticed a huge shadow looming large over the Shrine, courtesy of a new high-rise development currently under construction (the Prima Pearl in Queensbridge St). In an email exchange with Matthew Guy, the Planning Minister asserted that the newly approved Australia 108 would not cast a shadow over the Shrine:
“No it does not shade the Shrine nor its precinct!” the Minister proclaimed.
As demonstrated by this new study, the Minister clearly got it wrong!