'Unfair' to impose strengthening costs on owners " Wellington City Councillor Iona Pannett reported by Radio New Zealand.
"More heritage demolitions likely" [The Dominion Post Online]
Dominion Post has reaction to the proposals for Earthquake Strengthening Rules from Wellington Property Developers and Property's Council's Conal Townsend . "More heritage demolitions likely" [Link to article online.]
We recommend you read "Accelerate heritage building retention by accelerating depreciation and expenses" by Peter Dowell, Heritage Building Developer.
[Dominion Post article cites renewed calls for incentives. Townsend is reported as stating "he is concerned" tax system is "stacked" against Owners.]