Wednesday, October 16, 2013

New powers will protect our Maitland heritage past for future generations

From the Maitland Mercury report:
Many Maitland buildings are heritage protected – and for very good reason.
Not only have they stood the tyranny of time, in many cases they are  beautifully and faithfully restored in  keeping with the era they represent.

Other buildings, however, such as the iconic blue Indian Root Pill shed on the road between East Maitland and Morpeth, are technically in heritage no-man’s land.
But under new Maitland City Council powers these unlisted buildings may well be protected in the future should their owners ever seek to demolish them.
The new powers mean that the council could issue an interim heritage order while a thorough assessment was carried out.

Full article available at Maitland Mercury, Oct. 16, 2013.