A Bordertown businesswoman who once owned the Naracoorte convent has accused the local community of not doing enough to save the historic building from demolition.
Baker owner Wendy Davis had plans to convert La Eurana House into shop premises with upstairs offices and a gallery, but she says ongoing delays in the council approval process forced her to abandon her plans and sell it to the developers who ultimately brought about its demise.
Ms Davis says the building had been on the market for a long time and she is not prepared to take flak over its removal.
“It’s so amusing isn’t it, hindsight, and that house was hidden there behind those beautiful trees for so long and now it’s gone and people always look for someone to blame other than themselves,” Ms Davis said.
“If the people of Naracoorte cared so much, shouldn’t they have noticed it long before the tractors moved in?”