Owners of historic Christchurch building seek demolition consent for hotel project The Press Online;
Historic Places Canterbury Deputy Chair Ross Gary quoted in the following Press Online articles:
Hotel developer battles to demolish "decaying, doomed, eyesore" heritage building The Press Online.
"Objector Ross Gray, acting chair of the Civic Trust and deputy chair of Historic Places Canterbury, said the buildings concerned were at the heart of an extremely sensitive heritage precinct and any further loss of heritage buildings in the area was unthinkable."
Earthquake Act could help demolish Christchurch heritage buildings on luxury hotel site.The Press Online.
"Ross Gray, acting chair of the Civic Trust and deputy chair of Historic Places Canterbury, said he would be appalled if the GCRA was applied in this case.
About 250 Christchurch heritage buildings have been lost as a result of the earthquakes, those remaining deserved protection, Gray said, and he was surprised Heritage New Zealand had not opposed demolition of the two chambers. ..."