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City continues moves to protect heritage buildings

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20 June 2005


City continues moves to protect heritage buildings

Better protection for Auckland’s heritage architecture is increasing with proposals to list additional buildings within the city’s district plan.

Auckland City Council has announced proposed plan changes to both the isthmus district plan and the central area plan to schedule eight significant heritage buildings.

“These additions to the district plan will ensure the heritage fabric of the city is maintained,” says chairperson of the Environment, Heritage and Urban Form Committee, Councillor Christine Caughey. “Six of the seven buildings in the central area plan have been proposed for scheduling as category ‘B’ buildings, while one is proposed as category ‘A’ building.

“42 St Stephen’s Avenue has been proposed for scheduling as a category B building. This move reflects the importance this council places on the protection of heritage buildings,” says Ms Caughey. “Following months of assessment and evaluation this building has been put forward for protection under the isthmus district plan.”

The list of buildings include:

Proposed category B buildings

42 St Stephen's Ave, Parnell

13 Albert Street, CBD – former ‘Yates Building’

10 Eden Crescent, CBD – former ‘Hotel Cargen’

140 Hobson Street, CBD – former ‘Prince of Wales Hotel/Tavern’

164-168 Hobson Street, CBD – former ‘Commercial Building’

44-48 Queen Street, CBD – The ‘Imperial Building’

26 Wyndham Street, CBD – former ‘Gas Co Building’

Proposed category A building

16 Waterloo Quadrant, CBD – ‘Newman Hall’.


The plan changes have been publicly notified and details are available on Auckland City’s website, www.aucklandcity.govt.nz/centralareaplan for the CBD buildings and www.aucklandcity.govt.nz/isthmusplan for information on 42 St Stephen’s Ave.

Aucklanders are encouraged to make a submission on the proposed plan changes by Friday 22 July 2005.

“This proposed plan change further signals this council's active commitment to the heritage status of these Auckland buildings and the importance they play in creating a sense of place in our city,” says Ms Caughey.


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