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.

The Invercargill City Council has set up a City Centre Heritage Steering Group, which is in the process of developing an Inner City Heritage Strategy. Once this has been adopted by Council, the Strategy will be available online. More information will be made available on this page soon.

Heritage Buildings Re-Assessment  In 2016 the Council commissioned Origin Consultants to reassess the buildings in the City Centre (includes images of buildings recommended for removal).

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.

Useful links 

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

The page provides resources and links related to heritage funding.

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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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