The battle to save Harcourts (former T&G) building on Lambton Quay continues (See our Newsletter 3). As expected, the owner has appealed against the decision not to allow demolition. The owner has declined mediation, so the case will proceed to a hearing by the Environment Court. No date has yet been set down for this.
Historic Places Wellington has joined the proceedings as a party opposing the appeal. These parties (New Zealand Historic Places Trust, Historic Places Wellington, Civic Trust and one individual submitter) will discuss how best to co-operate in preparing a case and sharing resources.