Heritage buildings get funds boost

29 April 2015

Seven heritage building owners will receive a total of nearly $175,000 from Wellington City Council’s Built Heritage Incentive Fund.

Holy Trinity Church.

Holy Trinity Church, Ohariu Valley Road


Earlier this month, the Council’s Transport and Urban Development Committee approved the funding towards seismic strengthening work and preserving the heritage characteristics of each building.

Buildings benefitting from the fund include several being earthquake strengthened in the Cuba Street and Newtown Shopping Centre Heritage Areas.

Funding in support of  Amount
Cubacade, 108–110 Cuba Mall, Wellington – Earthquake strengthening  $50,000
251–255 Cuba Street, Wellington – Detailed seismic assessment  $15,000
Jaycee Building, 99–100 Willis Street, Wellington – Detailed seismic assessment  $10,000
Holy Trinity Church, 639 Ohariu Valley Road, Ohariu Valley – Restoration  $20,000
Aviation House, 131 Featherston Street, Wellington – Conservation architect advice and verandah remediation  $22,650
St James Church, 235 Adelaide Road, Newtown – Restoration  $47,750
136 Riddiford Street, Newtown – Earthquake strengthening  $7,750

The Built Heritage Incentive Fund helps conserve, restore, protect, and care for 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 7 July 2015.

Councillor Iona Pannett, the Council’s Buildings Portfolio Leader, says, “Continued applications from owners of heritage buildings for earthquake strengthening purposes is fantastic to see; owners are taking their responsibilities seriously, which is good for the buildings themselves and public safety in Wellington”.

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

For more information, phone:

Councillor Iona Pannett, 021 227 8509

Senior Heritage Advisor Vanessa Tanner, 04 803 8118