- Recognition - Wellington's heritage is recognised as contributing to our understanding of our cultural diversity and awareness of sense of place.
- Protection, conservation and use - Wellington's unique character is enhanced by the protection, conservation and use of its heritage.
- Sustainable economic use - Wellington's heritage is acknowledged as contributing to a vibrant economy.
Resource Management Act
In the determination and management of Wellington's heritage places, the Council is guided by the Resource Management Act 1991.
The purpose of this Act is to promote the sustainable management of natural and physical resources. In preparing their policies and plans, the Act details those natural and heritage values councils must recognise and provide for.