Heritage

Heritage gives us a sense of who we are and where we have come from. How we manage our heritage resources reflects how we value and identify with our history.

Invercargill’s heritage can be seen in our buildings, our landscapes, our waterways, our monuments, our parks and our collections and artefacts. Our heritage is well worth acknowledging, celebrating and protecting.

 

2019 Invercargill City Centre Heritage Strategy

The Heritage Strategy will help guide future City Centre heritage decisions and initiatives.  It was drafted in consultation with Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga, local heritage trusts and interest groups, and heritage property owners.
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City Centre Heritage Area

Within the City Centre Heritage Area there are over 80 buildings with recognised heritage value: 22 have been registered by Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga, 64 are considered locally significant, and respective portions of Tay and Dee streets are recognised for their high streetscape value.

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Owning a Heritage Building

Information on what you need to know as the owner of a heritage building in Invercargill, such as consenting, maintenance and best practice guidelines.

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Approved Heritage Colour Palette

It is recommended that paint colours of heritage buildings are to be in keeping with the era of the building and within the approved palette.

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Useful links 

ICC Earthquake-Prone Buildings

Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga

International Council on Monuments and Sites:  ICOMOS is an international non-governmental organisation of heritage professionals dedicated to the conservation of the world’s historic monuments and sites.

 

 

Heritage Funding

There are several funding opportunities currently available for owners of heritage buildings.

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City Centre Heritage Area

Within the City Centre Heritage Area there are over 80 buildings with recognized heritage value. 

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Owning a Heritage Building

Heritage Guidelines Heritage Maintenance Guidelines All buildings require maintenance, as their materials eventually decay due to exposure to the elements, as well as wear and tear.  These guidelines provide owners with a helpful maintenance checklist for their heritage building.   Heritage Design Guidelines Coming soon   Renovation and Colour Guidelines coming soon  

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Heritage Colour Palette

A very limited palette of colours was available when our heritage buildings were constructed.

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