Nominations for historic heritage items to be included in the Waitaki District Plan are being called for as part of the on-going review. Currently over 200 items are listed in the District Plan and these are given various forms of protection under the Plan rules.
Planning Manager Hamish Barrell says, “Waitaki has a rich historic legacy from its past and we have a duty to protect our historic buildings and sites for residents, visitors and future generations to enjoy.”
“Without protection, heritage resources within the district are likely to continue to be subject to degradation or loss as a result of alteration or removal. With that comes a loss of character and historical understanding of the district. The review of the Waitaki District Plan is a chance to reassess some of the listed items and to add new ones worthy of protection.”
“Nomination of an item does not automatically guarantee that it will be included in the District Plan but priority will be given to nominations that clearly identify the values associated with a place and the community to which it is significant and are supported by relevant background information.”
“Our heritage not only helps us gain an understanding of our past and shapes our identity but it has also come to represent an important part of our brand and economic success that brings in tourists from around the world.”
Guidelines have been prepared and can be found here.
For further information contact Mike Searle on 03 433 0300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for nominations is midnight Wednesday 20 December.