The Committee met on the 6th August (2013) and following heritage were covered in the C.C.C. Media Release:
The Committee made a number of key decisions. It will now make recommendations (except the approval of the Heritage Incentive Grants) to the full Council for consideration at its next meeting on 29 August.
- The committee received a report recommending the Sign of the Takahe, 200 Hackthorne Road, should be repaired to 67 per cent of the New Building Standard. It noted that it wanted more information to be included in the report recommending the repair of the building before it was considered by the Council on 29 August. This included the expected rent received from the building and more information about the recommended repair methodology, including any measures to ensure the building is protected against damage from future earthquakes.
- The committee will recommend the Governors Bay Community Hall, toilets and pottery shed, 1 Cresswell Avenue, should be demolished. The building is significantly damaged and insurers have agreed it is a total economic loss. The recommendation to demolish does not include the historic Pierman Library, which is on the same site. Council staff will work with the community to look at the future of the facility.
- The committee approved a number of Heritage Incentive Grants for properties in New Regent Street. This includes a Heritage Grant of up to $33,864 for conservation and maintenance work for the Group 2 heritage buildings at 10, 12, 13 and 24 New Regent Street; another grant of up to $18,211 for conservation and maintenance work for the Group 2 Heritage building at 28 New Regent Street and a third grant of up to $7,068 for conservation and maintenance work for the Group 2 heritage buildings at 27-29 New Regent Street.
- The committee also approved a Heritage Incentive Grant of up to $3, 478 for conservation and maintenance work for the Group 3 heritage building ‘Springbank’ at 290 Riverlaw Terrace.
- The committee received a heritage update. It requested an urgent meeting with Chris Finlayson, Minister of Arts Heritage and Culture, regarding the city's heritage recovery.
- It also decided to write to CERA expressing its desire for the Majestic Theatre to be saved for both its heritage and cultural value and noted it would be pleased to provide assistance.