Manse to meet its maker

13. 854NEWS

FROM the late 1890s through the early 19th century, Methodist Manse was the home to the reverends of the old Wesleyan Church on Charles Street.

Now the 116-year-old Newcastle Street building’s on the chopping block, an eight-storey office and apartment block planned for the site.

The building was in line to be heritage listed back in Nick Catania’s days as mayor but ultimately it was denied protection.

Council staff said the Queen Anne federation bungalow was in fairly good nick and they recorded a rich history.

The planned building for the site is bigger than what’s usually allowed there, but hired developer TPG will argue it represents the future of Newcastle Street and should be allowed.

by DAVID BELL

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