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 recognized 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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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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Heritage Colour Palette

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

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Heritage Buildings Report 2016

The Heritage Buildings Report 2016 includes recommendations for consultation with landowners and the community.

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