### ODT Online Mon, 3 Oct 2011
Rare win as joint bid saves heritage building
By David Loughrey
Dunedin’s heritage stock has scored a rare win, with a private owner, local government and the New Zealand Historic Places Trust working together to save a historic building. The owner of the Wood Adams building in Bond St, Michelle Kennard, said the structure had been transformed from a home for pigeons and a canvas for graffiti with help from the Dunedin City Council in the form of rates relief and money from the city’s heritage fund. The building was the first to go through the council’s joint consent working group, an initiative that came from the heritage buildings economic reuse steering committee, set up to deal with the deterioration of the city’s heritage stock.
• Assistance to heritage building owners [DCC Link]
• The Dunedin Heritage Fund is an independent legal entity. The deed of constitution recognises that Dunedin City Council and New Zealand Historic Places Trust jointly administer the fund. Cr Lee Vandervis chairs the governance committee.
Posted by Elizabeth Kerr