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Heritage Buildings Get Funds Boost

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1 September 2014

Heritage Buildings Get Funds Boost

Eleven heritage building owners will receive over $200,000 from Wellington City Council’s Built Heritage Incentive fund.

The Council’s Transport and Urban Development Committee last month approved the funding toward seismic strengthening work and preserving the heritage characteristics of each building.

Buildings benefitting from the fund include community-based facilities such as St Mary’s Anglican Church in Karori, Katherine Mansfield Birthplace in Thorndon, Ohariu Valley Hall, the Wesley Methodist Church on Taranaki Street and a joint application from Star Boating/Wellington Rowing Clubs on Taranaki Wharf.

ProjectAmount
60 Courtenay Place ANZ (formerly National Bank) – seismic strengthening detailed design$25,000
St Mary’s Church, 170 Karori Road – prepare a conservation plan in advance of seismic strengthening$8000
Katherine Mansfield Birthplace, 25 Tinakori Road – seismic strengthening detailed design$10,000
Former Chinese Masonic Lodge, 23 Frederick Street – seismic strengthening construction works$35,000
121 The Parade, Island Bay – detailed seismic design and architectural drawings (Clarke’s Buildings – Island Bay)$16,000
Riddiford Court, 2-14 Riddiford St – seismic strengthening detailed design$28,175
Flowers Manuela, 216 Cuba Street– phase 1 seismic strengthening works$20,000
The Ohariu Valley Hall Company Ltd, 550 Ohariu Valley Rd, Ohariu Valley – seismic strengthening works$25,000
Star Boating Club, Taranaki Street Wharf (joint application) – seismic design and works$17,500
Wellington Rowing Club, Taranaki Street Wharf, (joint application) –seismic design and works$17,500
Wesley Methodist Church, 75 Taranaki Street – prepare a conservation plan in advance of seismic strengthening$6,500

The Built Heritage Incentive Fund helps conserve, restore, protect and care Wellington's heritage-listed buildings and objects. It is one of a range of Council initiatives to increase earthquake safety in Wellington. The next round of applications is open now and closes on Wednesday 5 November.

Councillor Iona Pannett, the Council’s Buildings Portfolio Leader, says, “We’re delighted to contribute to these projects to help preserve Wellington’s heritage character. The Council has been doing a lot of work identifying earthquake-prone buildings and is particularly keen to work with heritage building owners to ensure the buildings continue to contribute to our city’s character and economy.”

To find out more about the Built Heritage Incentive Fund, or to apply, visit: Funding - Built Heritage Incentive Fund


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