Spent most of yesterday frantically researching info for local council. To change the use of our building to a licensed premises, we need to prove what it actually was in the first place. Even though council rates records show exactly what it was, they don’t care. Rates notices are apparently ‘insufficient information’. So our local council have been deliberately billing people for living here (for decades), knowing full well they’ve had ‘insufficient information’ to do so. The idiocy of bureaucracy.

State Library Victoria 2015
State Library Melbourne.

Back to the State Library this arvo to dig through archives & public records to prove what we’ve known all along – that someone had been living here before we arrived. Our application to have a live music venue stops dead in it’s tracks, until we can do so.

The shit-fight is now well underway…

Fires out.