Thursday, February 8, 2018

Demolition work begins on Church Street house in Maitland heritage zone

From the Maitland Mercury report:
It was the modest timber home that was at the centre of a stoush between heritage conservationists and Maitland council and a developer.
But this week demolition began on the historic property at 83 Church Street to make way for four new residential units. Council voted in August to approve the demolition as part of their plan to get more people living in central Maitland.
It came despite strong protest from heritage conservationist Chris Richards who felt the demolition would  "open the floodgates” for development of the city’s aged buildings.

Full article available at Maitland Mercury, February 6 2018.