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Heritage protection efforts at Limeburners Bay get council support


The underfloor area
of Clark House was connected with the kilns at Limeburners
via an underground tunnel.
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The underfloor area of Clark House was connected with the kilns at Limeburners via an underground tunnel.

Remains of
underground kilns from former brick works.
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Remains of underground kilns from former brick works.


Media Release


December 3, 2008


Heritage protection efforts at Limeburners Bay get council support

Waitakere City Council has confirmed its support for preserving and enhancing regionally significant heritage features at Limeburners Bay in Hobsonville.

The council’s Infrastructure and Works Committee today agreed to look at developing a memorandum of understanding with the Hobsonville Heritage Trust (HHT), NZ Heritage Places Trust, Auckland Regional Council and key landowners to work together on heritage preservation in the area.

The council has also agreed to support the HHT’s plans for developing heritage trails at Limeburners Bay by transferring to them the balance of compensation paid for the demolition of Sinton House.

The council received the compensation from the New Zealand Transport Authority when Sinton House was demolished to make way for the construction of SH18.

“This will effectively be a public/private partnership where the council acquires land through the subdivision process but a private trust adds value by developing heritage trails and boardwalks,” says committee chairman Derek Battersby.

“It’s a model that’s proven very successful at Olympic Park in New Lynn, where significantly more development, such as the inclusion of art work in the park, has been made possible when the council has not been able to fund it independently.”.

The Hobsonville Heritage Trust has four trustees, all of whom live in the area and have an interest in its historical preservation.

Limeburners Bay is identified as one of the most significant cultural heritage sites in the Auckland region by the Auckland Regional Council and contains the remains of Carder’s heavy clay pottery works and the RO Clarks Ltd works. The bay is regarded as the birthplace of ceramics in Waitakere, before the industry shifted to New Lynn.

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