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Additional Criteria for Heritage Projects

Additional Criteria

Projects that involve heritage places[1] should demonstrate how they align with national, or local authority strategies or plans or iwi management plans, and will not have a negative impact on heritage values.

Additional documents required

  • Of the two letters of support we require, one must be a letter from Heritage NZ stating that your project will not have a negative impact on heritage values.
  • A letter from the relevant local authority’s heritage advisor/planner in support of your project or confirmation of a Heritage Grant for the project from the relevant local authority.
  • Confirmation whether a resource consent is, or is not, required, or attach the resource consent if already granted (this maybe by email from the relevant local authority).
  • Depending on the scale of the project, we may require a Heritage Conservation Plan to guide the work.
  • Projects that involve archaeological sites must obtain an authority from Heritage New Zealand.

[1] Heritage Place means any buildings, items, objects, and sites of significant heritage value that are listed in District Plan policies under the Resource Management Act 1991 or in the New Zealand Heritage List/Rārangi Kōrero.