Council and Heritage

We recognise that Council has a shared responsibility for protecting and enhancing Council owned heritage.

Council recognises that people looking after heritage places often need specialist advice – from building conservation specialists and architects, specialist engineering advice, or specialist tradespeople. On top of this, traditional materials can be more expensive or complicated to source.

In 2018, we appointed a Heritage Advisor to assist owners through Council processes and to help them access professional advice and funding. You can contact our Heritage Advisor, Heather Bauchop hbauchop@waitaki.govt.nz.

We are also proud of our Council-owned heritage. Major projects include:

  • The Oamaru Opera House Restoration
  • Forrester Gallery Restoration
  • North Otago Museum and Waitaki District Archives