Bethany Centre

The historic Bethany Centre is on the move. The Salvation Army berthing centre recently sold to a developer with plans to either remove it or demolish it to build a few new homes.

Supposedly the Grey Lynn/Ponsonby area contains the largest collection of Edwardian and Victorian wooden houses in the world (ok, this place is neither Edwardian or Victorian, but it is old and it is wooden!) and considering Auckland's current housing shortage wouldn't it be better kept for something more useful and keep the areas character intact at the same time? Wouldn't it make fantastic apartments or even an aged care centre?

Here we are post Christchurch earthquake, a city that's trying to save what heritage buildings it has left after the earthquakes, but in Auckland we're still pulling down anything remotely old and interesting!