Funding Available for Heritage Buildings

10 December 2013

If you own a heritage building and are thinking about earthquake strengthening or doing maintenance work, why not talk to our heritage team about the Built Heritage Incentive Fund?

“We can advise on repair, restoration, seismic strengthening or if you can apply for a resource consent fee reimbursement,” says Trevor Keppel, Senior Heritage Advisor. “Heritage buildings are an essential part of Wellington’s character and our role is to help you preserve your building’s heritage features in a practical way.”

In the recent funding round, nine heritage building owners across the city will receive a total of $217,000. The grants cover a variety of work with seven going towards earthquake strengthening work, such as an engineering report or structural work and two for repair and maintenance projects.

Buildings getting help from the fund include the early colonial farmstead Nott House in Glenside, the landmark MLC building on Lambton Quay and the Rita Angus Cottage in Thorndon. Others include buildings in Cuba Street and Newtown - two of Wellington’s most prominent heritage areas.

The next round of fund applications is now open and will close on Friday 14 March. For more information, see:

Funding - Built Heritage Incentive Fund