Meet a new heritage building?

Stuff reports:

A rusty storage tank that once housed a garden centre’s cafe and shop is on the heritage list in Wellington’s new district plan, but its film industry owners don’t agree. …

The giant tank was home to the California Garden Centre cafe and shop before it was bought by Sir Peter Jackson and Dame Fran Walsh in 2017.

Long before that, when it was built in 1926, it was a petrol storage tank for British Imperial Oil – and is one of the few remaining storage tanks of this kind.

That makes it historically significant, according to the council.

The tank was “an increasingly rare representative example of bulk storage tanks erected nationally in the 1920s”, heritage evaluators wrote in their report.

So what is this piece of important heritage?

If the Council think this should be preserved as a heritage building, then I have a solution.

Let the Council buy it, and use it as office space for their heritage team!

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