Published 29 November 2006
Auckland City Council has opened its built heritage fund up for the annual applications round. The council offers $50,000/year for restoration projects on homes & larger buildings.
Applications close on Thursday 15 March.
Cllr Christine Caughey, chairman of the council’s environment, heritage & urban form committee, said: “Auckland has some beautiful heritage properties and the council recognises that it can be financially difficult for owners to keep these buildings in superior condition. We’re prepared to help out to ensure that these buildings remain in good condition so they can be enjoyed & appreciated by the community at large.”
Grant criteria include:
Buildings must be of heritage significance and scheduled under the council’s district plan
Proposals must enhance heritage significance through essential repairs & maintenance, assistance for conservation plans, assistance with restoration and enhancement of building faÃ§ades, and
Funding is for immediate use on projects and will not be issued retrospectively.
The 12 recipients last year included the Auckland Sunday School Union building on Queen St, the Onehunga Community House in Selwyn St and the Courtville Apartments in Parliament St.
Attribution: Council release, story written by Bob Dey for this website.