How does a community save a historic church that is privately owned?
You'll be familiar with the St Andrew’s Sunday School Hall on Margan Ave that’s currently in a state of deterioration.
The church was built by the Reverend Rankin with donations of land and bricks from well-known New Lynn families like the Crums, Clarks and Gardiners. Rev Rankin started building the church himself laying upwards of 90,000 bricks.
The council issued a dangerous building notice and the owners had until 27th July to complete remedial work, but none was done. The council can take on the work themselves and charge it out to the owner.
If you are interested in saving this lovely church, please make some noise to Auckland Council.