Heritage buildings get funds boost

4 December 2014

Nine heritage building owners will receive a total of $150,000 from Wellington City Council’s Built Heritage Incentive fund.

The Council’s Transport and Urban Development Committee this week approved the funding toward seismic strengthening work and preserving the heritage characteristics of each building.

Buildings benefitting from the fund include St Mary’s Anglican Church in Karori, St Johns Church Johnsonville and Albemarle Hotel on Ghuznee Street.

Project Amount
126 Cuba Street – seismic engineering design $10,000
59 Ghuznee Street, Albemarle Hotel – seismic engineering design $20,000
60 Ghuznee Street – seismic strengthening construction works $50,000
306 Oriental Parade, ‘Inverleith’ – seismic design $5,000
170 Karori Road, St Mary’s Anglican Church – seismic architectural design $17,000
26 The Terrace, NZMA Building – seismic strengthening construction works $25,000
18 Bassett Road, St Johns Church Johnsonville – seismic strengthening construction works $8,000
Avon Street, Erskine College – conservation plan update and architectural services $10,000
136 Riddiford Street – seismic engineering design $4,960

The Built Heritage Incentive Fund helps conserve, restore, protect and care Wellington's heritage-listed buildings and objects. It is one of a range of Council initiatives to increase earthquake safety in Wellington. The next round of applications is open now and closes on 20 March 2015.

Councillor Iona Pannett, the Council’s Buildings Portfolio Leader, says, “The work that is being put into these heritage buildings is fantastic. Preserving Wellington’s heritage character is incredibly important and the Council is glad to be able to contribute by working with the building owners to ensure these buildings are able to remain standing.”

To find out more about the Built Heritage Incentive Fund, or to apply, visit: Funding - Built Heritage Incentive Fund