Dunedin City Council granted consent to demolish the old Maltexo factory buildings in Ward Street last year. The application was made and granted in November 2010.
There is no District Plan protection on the buildings. The buildings are not in a District Plan listed heritage or townscape precinct.
Doug Hall via his company Anzide Properties Ltd is the owner of the historic property. Mr Hall is well within his rights to pull the buildings down.
Demolition has begun.
In 2002 Dunedin City Council asked me to survey the wider harbourside for significant heritage items, I asked Michael Findlay along to help.
Maltexo was on the resulting list we provided to DCC’s then General Manager of Strategy and Development, New Zealand Historic Places Trust, Chalmers Property Ltd, Octa Associates and the three urban designers (one a former urban design lecturer of mine) that CPL had brought in on a limited competition basis to produce ideas for the harbourside redevelopment, way before the (troublesome) proposed Dunedin Harbourside plan change got wheels, er prior to them falling off…
So thanks DCC, thanks a bunch. Thanks too for not discussing the application across your departments.
█ Did we learn anything, people.
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*Images: Maltexo (2002) – B/W’s by EJ Kerr scanned from copy documents