Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


An Historic Opportunity for New Lynn


An Historic Opportunity for New Lynn


The New Lynn Protection Society is eager to see an historic corner brick bungalow on Astley Ave, New Lynn retained and incorporated into the development planned to expand BUPA’s aged care facility Glenburn. The company has already purchased the house at #43 and accompanying properties on Islington Ave which border their site.


New Lynn Protection Society spokesperson Penny Laybourn says her society “believes that BUPA/Glenburn has a great opportunity to be a good corporate citizen by incorporating the old and the new and using the bungalow as the gateway to their complex. Many of the people they care for are those in our community who have lived in the neighbourhood all their lives and have a very real connection to their heritage and that of the brick and ceramic past for which New Lynn is renowned”.


The site and others in the area have a pre-1944 demolition control overlay identified in the new Auckland Council’s Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan, which means that resource consent is required to demolish these buildings.


New Lynn has a proud history of brick and ceramic making. An ever reducing number of individual houses of cultural/architectural significance remain in New Lynn, sadly only a few of the old brick bungalows are protected on the Heritage Schedule. These houses, built from locally made bricks from the New Lynn Brickworks in the 1920’s, are closely linked with New Lynn’s brick industry and heritage and the families and individuals who were part of New Lynn’s brick and clay history.


New Lynn has been identified as a major transport node and as such is fast tracking its urban transformation. In the process, demolition of buildings that have significant cultural and heritage value is also being fast tracked as local government struggles with insufficient resources to ensure that properties of significant heritage value are appropriately scheduled and saved.


The New Lynn Protection Society believes that the brick bungalow presents a fantastic opportunity for the company to work cooperatively with Auckland Council and the community to enhance their development and retain a building of significance for the local area.


A meeting between The New Lynn Protection Society, Glenburn/BUPA and Auckland Council is planned in the near future. Anyone wishing to support retention of the brick bungalow at 43 Astley Ave is welcome to join the Society by contacting Penny email newlynnprotectionsociety@gmail.com or by visiting their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/newlynnprotectionsociety or sign the online petition from the Facebook page.


ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Parliament Today: State Opening Of Parliament

The House sits at 10.30am today before MPs are summoned to hear the Speech from the Throne in the Legislative Council Chamber.

The speech delivered by the Governor-General on the Government’s behalf outlines its priorities for this Parliament.

After this MPs will return to the House for the presentation of petitions and papers and the introduction of any bills.

The Government has five notices of motion on the Order Paper which can be debated. These relate to relating to the appointment of the Deputy Speaker, Assistant Speakers, the reinstatement of business in a carryover motion and one on “Entities to be deemed public organisations”. More>>

 

Tertiary Education: Students Doing It Tough As Fees Rise Again

The Government is making it increasingly difficult for Kiwis to gain tertiary education as fees continue to rise and access to student support becomes even more restricted, Labour’s Tertiary Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins says. More>>

ALSO:

Housing, Iraq: PM Press Conference – 20 October 2014

Prime Minister John Key met with press today to discuss:
• Housing prices and redevelopment in Auckland
• Discussions with Tony Abbott on the governmental response to ISIS, and New Zealand’s election to the UN Security Council More>>

ALSO:

Labour: Review Team Named, Leadership Campaign Starts

Labour’s New Zealand Council has appointed Bryan Gould as Convenor of its post-General Election Review. He will be joined on the Review Team by Hon Margaret Wilson, Stacey Morrison and Brian Corban.

ALSO:


Roy Morgan Poll: National Slips, Labour Hits Lows

The first New Zealand Roy Morgan Poll since the NZ Election shows National 43.5% (down 3.54% since the September 20 Election). This isn’t unusual, National support has dropped after each of John Key’s Election victories... However, support for the main opposition Labour Party has crashed to 22.5% (down 2.63% and the lowest support for Labour since the 1914 NZ Election as United Labour). More>>

ALSO:

In On First Round: New Zealand Wins Security Council Seat

Prime Minister John Key has welcomed New Zealand securing a place on the United Nations Security Council for the 2015-16 term. More>>

ALSO:

TPP Leak: Intellectual Property Text Confirms Risk - Jane Kelsey

The US is continuing its assault on generic medicines through numerous proposed changes to patent laws. ‘These are bound to impact on Pharmac if they are accepted’, according to Professor Kelsey... Copyright is another area of ongoing sensitivity... More>>

ALSO:

RMA: Smith Plans Reform To Ease Urban Development

Newly appointed Environment Minister Nick Smith has announced Resource Management Act reform to foster urban development, where high land prices and expensive resource consents are blocking efforts to provide affordable housing. More>>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On New Zealand getting involved (again) in other people's wars

Apparently, the Key government is still pondering how New Zealand will contribute to the fight against Islamic State. Long may it ponder, given the lack of consensus among our allies as to how to fight IS, where to fight it (Syria, Iraq, or both?) and with whose ground troops, pray tell? More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On child poverty, and David Shearer’s latest outburst

The politicisation of (a) the public service and (b) the operations of the Official Information Act have been highlighted by the policy advice package on child poverty that RNZ’s resolute political editor Brent Edwards has finally prised out of the Ministry of Social Development. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On the government’s review of security laws

So the Key government is about to launch a four week review of the ability of our existing legislation to deal with “suspected and returning foreign terrorist fighters, and other violent extremists.”

According to its terms of reference, the review will consider whether the SIS, GCSB and Police are sufficiently able right now to (a) investigate and monitor suspected and returning foreign terrorist fighters… More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news