"Historic Places Canterbury is appalled at the mindless act of visual pollution by Wilson Parking
in attaching one of its signs directly to the 1860 Historic Shands Emporium Building..."
Media Release: 21 December 2012.
Historic Places Canterbury Is Appalled at the Mindless Act of Visual Pollution Inflicted on the Historic Shands Emporium Building. [Hereford Street]
Historic Places Canterbury is appalled at the mindless act of visual pollution by Wilson Parking in attaching one of its signs directly to the 1860 Historic Shands Emporium Building.
There is a sign already on the perimeter fence that protects Shands Emporium Building so there is no need to attach another sign directly to the Building itself.
Mark Gerrard Chair Historic Places Canterbury :
“The Christchurch City Council and the New Zealand Historic Places Trust (NZHPT) must act and protect the precious and beloved Shands Emporium Building from such mindless advertising hoardings.”
“Shands Emporium Building is listed by the Christchurch City Council and is on the NZHPT Register. We call upon the C.C.C. and NZHPT to intervene and restore the dignity to this much loved heritage building.”
“We assume the attachment of the sign would require a Resource Consent and if so, we are asking the Christchurch City Council to explain why it was granted? If a Resource Consent is not required, can the City Council explain why Shands is not worthy of protection from signage like this”
“The 1860 Shands Emporium Building is one of the few listed buildings left in the Central City and it must be protected for future generations to enjoy so every effort must be made to protect it from the elements and now advertising pollution.”
“When tourists see the Shands Emporium Building with this tacky advertising they might conclude that Christchurch does not care about or value our Heritage.”
Link to NZHPT Registration with the History of the Shands Emporium Building.
Chair Historic Places Canterbury
Cel. 021 157 5043