194 Pitt Street Hoax: 5 – Heritage Issues

You can’t talk about 194 Pitt Street without talking about the heritage issues with the building.

The building has serious heritage limitations that meant any work was going to be very difficult and very expensive.

Even using it as a part of a property development (the only reason it was bought) was problematic, something the Committee now fully realise.

The facade had heritage status, and most people knew that. But what very few knew was that the interior was also a heritage issue, with serious implications for any renovation.

One of the many problems with the building was that the 8 floors don’t match up with the floors of 196 next door. But any attempt to deal with this was hampered by the heritage issues.

Which is partly why, 9 years on, nothing has been done.

Naturally, members were deceived all the way about the heritage implications.

The Explanatory Memorandum said:

The club carried out the due diligence listed below which have all proved satisfactory”

One of the below listed items was:

  • Heritage status of the building

 

Satisfactory?

What do you think?

City Tatts Information Desk

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