IT WAS a surprise to many at the "Save the Windsor" rally that planning campaigner Mary Drost spoke in Indonesian, her message directed to the hotel's developer, Adi Halim. She said: "You developers have wrecked Jakarta, don't come here and wreck Melbourne." The formidable Mary may be synonymous with Camberwell but she lived in Indonesia for 21 years, considers it her second home and received an award in the 1970s for her volunteer work in aiding Jakarta's development. After the Windsor rally, she picked up the phone and arranged a meeting with Halim. She's savi ng her terse words for when a wrecking ball swings into town again.
27 April 2010