Published: 10 July 2005
3 churches are among the owners of 6 heritage buildings which will benefit from Auckland City Council’s $50,000 built heritage fund in its first year.
The fund is designed to complement private owners’ own restoration & repair work, in recognition of the contribution these buildings make to the overall visual quality of the city.
“Through this fund we hope to support the work that private owners are planning to carry out to restore their own homes or buildings. Auckland City recognises that this work will enhance the overall heritage cityscape and add to the visual quality of our city for all to enjoy,” environment, heritage & urban form committee chairman Christine Caughey said.
The successful applications were:
University precinct, 23 Alten Rd, category A building, $8475 for repair & restoration
Epsom, Marivare House, 19 Ranfurly Rd, category B building, $8000 for restoration & research
Freemans Bay, 17 Renall St, category A building in conservation A zone, $4275 for new foundations
Avondale, St Jude’s Church, 25 St Jude St, category B building, $1250 to repair 5 stained glass windows
Ponsonby, St John’s Methodist Church, 229A Ponsonby Rd, $15,000 to restore the original heritage fabric of the building, upgrade windows on the front faÃ§ade & stained glass windows
CBD, 43 Wyndham St, St Patrick’s Cathedral, $13,000 for conservation & restoration project in a category A building.
Among heritage fund criteria:
buildings must be of heritage significance and currently on the schedule of buildings, heritage properties & places, monuments & objects of special value lists in the district plan
proposals must enhance the heritage significance of the item, such as essential repairs & maintenance to buildings, assistance for conservation plans, assistance for restoration & enhancement of building facades
funding is not retrospective and the project must start after the applicant receives notification that the application has been approved.
“Many of these projects are long-term and involve thousands, if not millions of dollars. Our support for the restoration work is a further step in the overall commitment to protecting Auckland’s built heritage,” Cllr Caughey said.