Tag Archives: heritage

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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Re-Opening of the O’Connell Street Shared Space

It was one of the highlights of my month to see the O’Connell Street shared space officially re-opened and turned over entirely to people for the night. Paid for by the city centre targeted rate to the tune of $2.25 million, … Continue reading

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