Tag: Environment Court

Environment Court Decision: Peel Street Toilets (Gisborne) – Of Interest To Heritage Advocates

Environment Court decision relating to the Peel Street Toilets in Gisborne.
In summary:-
· Toilets not listed with NZHPT
· Toilets not scheduled by the council, although their heritage consultant had in the past recommended that they be scheduled.
· Council wanted to demolish the toilets to enable street redevelopment.
· Luke Donnelly obtained a court order stopping the demolition, just as the bulldozers where being unloaded.
· Environment Court agreed with Mr Donnelly that the toilets were of heritage value, even though they were not listed or scheduled, and that they should be protected.
Copy of the Environment Courts Decision- Peel_Street_Toilets_Environment_Court_Decision

“Heritage value recognised in McLean’s Mansion decision” Heritage New Zealand Media Release (06.07.2016)

Heritage_New Zealand_logo"Heritage New Zealand is pleased with the Environment Court’s decision that confirms Heritage New Zealand’s decision to decline an archaeological authority for the demolition of McLean’s Mansion in central Christchurch because of its outstanding heritage values."

"The Environment Court decision concluded that refusing the appeal “does not prevent or restrict the existing or reasonable future use of the site” and that the owners do not lack alternatives which could substantially reduce the cost of undertaking a restoration."

The Media Release is as follows: (more…)

Harcourts Building: An Update On The Appeal

Historic  Places Wellington Purple LogoThe 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. (more…)