Latest News

Back to Latest News back

 

Fund launched to protect New Zealand’s earthquake threatened heritage buildings

Fund launched to protect New Zealand’s earthquake threatened heritage buildings
August 26, 2016

The New Zealand Government has launched a new scheme to provide funds to strengthen a number of privately-owned heritage buildings over the course of the next four years.

Launched by New Zealand Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry, the Heritage Earthquake Upgrade Incentive Programme (Heritage EQUIP) will provide $12 million in funding for Category 1-listed heritage structures across New Zealand and for Category 2-listed buildings designated as having a high to medium risk of seismic damage

Commenting on the program, Minister Barry stated “the cost of strengthening heritage buildings can be prohibitive and unsustainable for their owners (and) we don't want to see valued buildings empty and deteriorating, or even demolished, because it isn't economical to strengthen them.

“This new fund will support owners to preserve our building heritage for future generations."

The fund will be made available for Category 1-listed heritage structures across New Zealand and for Category 2-listed buildings designated as having a high to medium risk of seismic damage in locations like Wellington or Queenstown.

Applicants seeking funding will need to match the government grant with like-for-like finances, which can privately funded, or raised through local government, philanthropic or community contributions.

For more information go to www.mch.govt.nz/heritageequip

Image: The earthquake damaged Christchurch Cathedral.

24th July 2016 - ISAAC THEATRE ROYAL RECOGNISED AT CANTERBURY HERITAGE AWARDS

7th July 2016 - REPORT CONFIRMS SEISMIC ISSUES WITH HAMILTON’S FOUNDERS THEATRE

19th December 2015 - CHRISTCHURCH ART GALLERY REOPENS AFTER MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR REPAIR PROJECT

30th November 2015 - HASTINGS DISTRICT COUNCIL KEEN TO REOPEN HAWKE’S BAY OPERA HOUSE 

27th November 2012 - LONELY PLANET RATES CHRISTCHURCH A ‘MUST SEE’

29th September 2012 - CAMPAIGN PLANS TO CHANGE TOURISTS’ PERCEPTIONS OF CHRISTCHURCH

22nd February 2011 - TRAGEDY AS 6.3 MAGNITUDE EARTHQUAKE HITS CHRISTCHURCH

5th September 2010 - HERITAGE AND LEISURE BUILDINGS SUFFER IN CHRISTCHURCH QUAKE


Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.

However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.

Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.

Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.

Click here to subscribe.

 

supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all

PathMinder

PathMinder Pty Ltd have partnered with AllUser Industries srl to bring Europe’s most advanced high security portals to the Australian and New Zealand markets. AllUser Industries started to…

read more

Access / Fitness / Recreation / Security

 
 

MYRTHA POOLS

Founded in 1961, Myrtha Pools® quickly became Italy’s première swimming pool company, and has since grown into one of the world's leading swimming pool construction…

read more

Aquatics / Design / Play / Waterparks / Wellness

 
 

TPEC Pool Enclosures

TPEC Pool Enclosures provide a large range of premium commercial and residential retractable swimming pool, spa and terrace enclosures throughout Australia, servicing residential, local government…

read more

Aquatics / Design / Recreation / Venues

 
 

Vivaticket

As of the 1st July 2018, Enta Australasia Pty Ltd/Best Union has been rebranded as Vivaticket Pty Ltd.  Vivaticket is the ideal strategic partner for the organisation and management of your…

read more

Attractions / Entertainment / Sport / Ticketing / Venues

 
 

AUSTRALIAN WATERSLIDES AND LEISURE

A leading designer and manufacturer of innovative waterslides and attractions, Australian Waterslides and Leisure (AWL) is also able to advise clients in the areas of concept and design, feasibility…

read more

Aquatics / Attractions / Play / Waterparks

 
 

WATERPLAY Solutions Corp

Whether your goal is increasing your centre's revenues or creating an engaging environment, why not add play to your project? If you're looking for stylish aquatic play features, kid-tested…

read more

Aquatics / Attractions / Play / Recreation / Waterparks

 
 

HRMWEB

At easyemployer we've come up with a software solution that manages one of your most important, and often most costly, business resources - your staff. We are helping 100s of clients to…

read more

Finance / Fitness / Technology

 
 

Otium Planning Group

Otium Planning Group is a contemporary sport and leisure consultancy providing services in planning, facility development, management and funding for the sport, recreation and leisure industries…

read more

Aquatics / Consultants / Recreation / Sport / Venues

 
 
 
 

get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business