Category Archives: Heritage

Hundreds Advised to Reapply for Resource Consents

Auckland Council recently announced that about 420 property owners to reapply for already issued resource consents to protect them from possible legal challenges. And the council says some of those who reapply may not get a resource consent after seeking a … Continue reading

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Heritage Sites & Areas in the Waitematā Local Board Area

I have mapped the Auckland Unitary Plan Historic Heritage A & B sites and Areas and the Heritage New Zealand Category 1 & 2 listed sites in the Waitematā Local Board area. Council holds a wealth of information about historic … Continue reading

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Dial 111: Further loss of Heritage in Herne Bay

As reported in the Herald, the 1912 villa at 111 Jervois Road, Herne Bay, will be demolished on a non-notified basis. I asked the responsible planner at Council to publicly notify the decision in order to allow interested members of … Continue reading

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Heritage Demolition in Auckland: it is easier to beg forgiveness than ask permission

In February 2015, resource consent was granted for additions and alterations to the villa at 23 Albany Road, Herne Bay, a heritage building in a Res 1 zone in Conservation Area C and Category B Historic Heritage area (PAUP). The … Continue reading

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Under Threat in the Auckland Unitary Plan: Special Character, Pre-1944 Building and Demolition Overlay, and Volcanic Viewshaft Protection

The Panel of Independent Commissioners on the Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan (PAUP) have issued interim guidance memoranda on matters of significance: special character areas, the pre-1944 building and demolition control overlay, and volcanic viewshaft protection. The purpose of the guidance … Continue reading

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Mending the holes in the heritage protection blanket: 16-18 Crummer Road, Ponsonby

This story is complex but illuminating as to the state of heritage protection in Auckland. Currently standing at 16-18 Crummer Road are a pair of two-storey Victorian wooden villas built, according to Council Heritage, in the 1880s-1890s. In July 2014, … Continue reading

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Pre-1944 Demolition Control Not Protecting Heritage Buildings

The pre-1944 demolition control was introduced in order to provide a check on the demolition of heritage properties in Auckland. The year 1944 has been chosen as the year from which assessments are based because this was the first year … Continue reading

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