Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


Feedback to Council's Christchurch historic report

15 August 2005

Great feedback to Council's Christchurch historic report

A Council report that presents Christchurch along the historic themes of Life in the City, The Built City, and Industry and Commerce has attracted great public feedback.

The Overview Thematic History of Christchurch is now available for viewing at the Christchurch City Library or online through the Council www.ccc.govt.nz/Christchurch/Heritage/Publications/ChristchurchCityConte xtualHistoryOverview/ website.

The project provides a broad overview and understanding of the city and its development, which is pivotal for the future identifying and managing of heritage in Christchurch.

"We've received a lot of compliments from a cross-section of Christchurch people who have been involved in the consultation process in preparing the report, and others who have read the draft report. "They say this is the first for heritage and history in Christchurch as it provides a comprehensive overview of Christchurch history that, until now, had been unavailable," says the Council's Senior Heritage Planner, Miriam Stacy.

The themes aim to "slice" up the city in a different way to get a sense of the city and its development over the years - giving a clearer indication of gaps in understanding regarding heritage listings.

The Council Heritage Team that commissioned the history project says the project has a dual purpose:
* to provide an overview of Christchurch and a general sense of the settlement to develop a history of the place through themes and,
* to help the Council review the existing City Plan heritage listings to identify any thematic gaps or potential items that should be added to the heritage inventory.

Thanks to the overview thematic history, the Council has already actioned many recommendations by adding items to a potential heritage item list. The Heritage Team is now researching the various items to build up information for the City Plan before any decisions are made on the final heritage item list.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Wellington: Predator Free Capital Plan

Wellington City Council (WCC), the Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) and NEXT Foundation, today announced a joint collaboration to make Wellington the first Predator Free capital city in the world. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Judith Collins’ Efforts At Self Correction

Thousands of prisoners currently in prison may be entitled to an earlier release than expected – and compensation – because Corrections has incorrectly calculated their term of imprisonment. Unless of course, the government buries its mistakes by changing the law and retro-actively getting itself off the hook… More>>


More Justice & Corrections

Sector Opposes Bill: Local Government Bill Timeframe Extended

The Minister of Local Government Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga has asked the Select Committee to extend the report back date for the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Bill (No 2). More>>


Breed Laws Don’t Work: Vets On New National Dog Control Plan

It is pleasing therefore to see Louise Upston Associate Minister for Local Government calling for a comprehensive solution... However, relying on breed specific laws to manage dog aggression will not work. More>>


Not Waiting On Select Committee: Green Party Releases Medically-Assisted Dying Policy

“Adults with a terminal illness should have the right to choose a medically assisted death,” Green Party health spokesperson Kevin Hague said. “The Green Party does not support extending assisted dying to people who aren't terminally ill because we can’t be confident that this won't further marginalise the lives of people with disabilities." More>>


General Election Review: Changes To Electoral Act Introduced

More effective systems in polling places and earlier counting of advanced votes are on their way through proposed changes to our electoral laws, Justice Minister Amy Adams says. More>>

Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news