DCC media releases
South Dunedin’s First Heritage Open Day (14 Feb 2011) On Saturday, 19 February, a number of South Dunedin heritage treasures will be open and on display for free guided tours.
Grant Available For King Edward Street Facades (14 Feb 2011) The Dunedin City Council has launched a one-off grant for South Dunedin building owners which aims to help to improve the overall look of King Edward Street
LET’S “CREATE” TRUE HERITAGE VALUE . . .
Posted by Elizabeth Kerr
Nominations opened last month for the Dunedin Heritage Re-use Award which recognises successful, innovative heritage re-use building projects.
The award is administered by the Dunedin City Council (DCC) and New Zealand Historic Places Trust (NZHPT) and is awarded annually to nominated building owners or developers who have, in the opinion of the judging panel, undertaken the most innovative, successful, and sympathetic re-use of an historic building.
Individuals or organisations may nominate buildings for consideration or building owners may enter their own projects. Eligible projects will have had work completed in the 12-month period to 1 November 2010.
The award consists of a certificate and a cash prize of $1500, which is awarded to the property owner and nominations must be in by 7 January 2011.
The competition will be judged by a panel consisting of DCC staff, architects, independent developers and heritage professionals as nominated by the Heritage Buildings Economic Re-use Steering Group. They will assess entries against criteria such as innovation and creativity, sensitivity of adaptation, retention of heritage values, contribution to the urban environment and sustainability.
Dunedin Heritage Re-use Award Nomination Form
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Further information about how to enter or nominate a building is available from the Dunedin City Council Customer Services Centres, or www.dunedin.govt.nz/heritage
Post by Elizabeth Kerr
Why it’s imperative central government is involved in preserving our heritage buildings
Very interesting article by Dierdre Robert over at www.designdaily.co.nz which has quickly become one of my fav sites in NZ. There is always a great article to read there relevant to New Zealand, which lets face it has been difficult to come across in the past. Design Daily is an off shoot of Idealog magazine – which if you aren’t a subscriber to you should be.
“With the Government’s announcement that it will contribute $10 million in addition to local funding to assist with the repair, restoration and strengthening of heritage and character buildings in the Canterbury region, comes news that three buildings on Wellington’s Willis street—all over 100 years old—are being demolished, without any public notification.”
Full article here…
Post by Paul Le Comte