Wellington City Heritage List
See this list of heritage items protected under the Wellington City District Plan.
The Wellington City Heritage List is the Council's primary means of identifying and protecting the city's heritage.
Updates to the Wellington City Heritage List
Changes to the Wellington City Heritage List can occur through a public (Council) plan change or when a private individual or organisation requests a change. A full review of all buildings, items and areas on the heritage list must occur every 10 years.
Wellington City heritage inventory
The heritage inventory is an online tool you can use to search for detailed information on heritage buildings and objects that appear in the Wellington City Heritage List.
It provides a full range of information, including:
- address and map location
- construction date, general history and subsequent consents / modification
- architects and builders (including over 150 biographies)
- occupation and uses
- contemporary and historic photographs
- original drawings sourced from Wellington City Archives
- heritage listing information and statement of cultural value
Access the heritage inventory
New Zealand Heritage List / Rārangi Kōrero
The New Zealand Heritage List / Rārangi Kōrero is a heritage information tool maintained by Heritage New Zealand. It identifies and provides information on significant heritage places throughout New Zealand.
Search the list - Rārangi Kōrero - Heritage NZ
Because the New Zealand Heritage List / Rārangi Kōrero and the Wellington City Heritage List operate under different legislation, you may find some historic heritage items listed here that are not on the Wellington City Heritage List, and vice versa.
Heritage studies and reports
Mount Victoria Heritage Study
In 2016 and 2017, the Council undertook a study of Mount Victoria heritage buildings to get an understanding of what typifies the historic character of the suburb and how, for example, the buildings in Mount Victoria differ from houses in other parts of the city.
See the results in the Mount Victoria Heritage Study report.
Historic themes report
Historic themes are aspects in the history of a place that have shaped it physically, culturally, socially and politically.
Wellington's 2013 historic theme framework
Wellington's 2013 historic theme framework can be used as a tool to help us identify new heritage sites, see where there are gaps in knowledge, and where further research, documentation or management may be needed.