Please note: This new fund replaces the Built Heritage Incentive Fund.
Contact: Noel Luzzi, Senior Heritage & Urban Regeneration Advisor: Noel.Luzzi@wcc.govt.nz
How it works
The Heritage Resilience and Regeneration Fund (HRRF) recognises the importance of strengthening Wellington’s earthquake-prone heritage buildings and conserving and restoring heritage buildings identified in the Wellington City District Plan Heritage List (684KB PDF) or buildings that contribute to Heritage areas (2.3MB PDF).
The purpose of the Heritage Resilience and Regeneration Fund is to assist owners of heritage buildings to undertake conservation and seismic strengthening works that contribute to urban regeneration projects where successful outcomes would be unlikely without assistance.
15% of the fund is reserved for conservation-specific work, while 85% is intended for work related to earthquake strengthening. Earthquake strengthening work can include:
- an initial engineering report or assessment
- the detailed design
- a grant towards actual strengthening work.
Applications will only be made on Council’s invitation.
Officials will identify priority heritage buildings for seismic strengthening and conservation restoration based on the eligibility criteria, and approaches will be made to owners of these buildings. Eligible heritage building owners can also approach Council directly with requests for financial support, which will be assessed against the eligibility criteria and Council priorities.
The first round of HRRF recommendations, and the identified reefs of resilience and regeneration, the areas where funding will be targeted in the future, will be submitted to the Council Grants Subcommittee on 24 May 2023.
Other funding sources
Other sources of funding available for heritage properties include:
Learn about some of the projects we've contributed to in the past through the Built Heritage Incentive Fund.
BHIF funded projects