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Capital gets online heritage building tool

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 6 days ago

The history of more the 450 heritage buildings in New Zealand's capital is now at your fingertips, with the launch of an online tool on Tuesday,

The Wellington City Council's online heritage inventory contains the details of all the heritage buildings in the district plan, including history and modifications, occupation and uses, architects and builders and a statement of cultural value.

It also has new and historic photos, and original drawings sourced from Wellington City Archives.

"Heritage connects us with those who lived before us; it helps us define who we are and contributes to our sense of place. These buildings are a huge part of the city we love," said Mayor Justin Lester.

"This new portal is about recognising the importance of Wellington's heritage - now and for future generations. It will also allow information on these buildings to be easily accessed in the event of an emergency."

This initiative is a part of the council's ongoing Built Heritage Incentive Fund that helps owners maintain and conserve heritage buildings, and has $3 million to allocate over three years.

www.wellingtoncityheritage.org.nz is a free tool.

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