Arts, Culture & Heritage Minister Maggie Barry said on Friday the Government would put $12 million into a contestable new fund over the next 4 years to support retention of built heritage. The Property Council called it “underwhelming”.
Auckland Council’s finance & performance committee agreed last week to contribute $15 million toward restoring the St James Theatre.
Auckland Council will use its built heritage acquisition fund for the first time to refurbish the historic Wong Doo building (1884-85) at the corner of Hobson & Cook Sts and Airedale Cottages (1856) on Airedale St in the cbd.
Published 16 February 2011 Auckland Council’s strategy & finance committee skipped over a brief report on funding to protect heritage buildings on Monday. The mayor, Len Brown, said he understood the legacy councils’ long-term plans had some budget provision, so he wouldn’t try to increase the budget for heritage protection in the new council’s first […]
Published 16 November 2009 One of the arguments against enforced heritage protection is that there’s been no compensation to the property owner for the cost of what becomes a community asset. That, essentially, was the basis for a move at the Auckland City Council towards financial incentives for heritage protection. But what council […]
Published 12 September 2007A paper presented to Auckland City Council’s environment, heritage & urban form committee on 7 September sets out 7 incentive options (numbered 1-8, with 3 missing), with pluses & minuses, to encourage property owners to preserve city heritage rather than destroy it for development. The proposals are in a report by the […]