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Heritage Protection Fund

Funding to support historic buildings, items and places within the Mackenzie District.

Heritage Protection Fund

What is it?

The fund is allocated $5000 each financial year by Council which is then contestable by applicants.

What projects are supported?

Buildings, items or places listed on the Heritage Items Schedule of the District Plan, Trees listed in the Protected Trees Schedule and archaeological sites and wahi tapu sites as identified by the New Zealand Historic Places Trust are all eligible to apply for funding. Projects eligible for funding may be: preservation/conservation projects, enhancement/management projects or research and education projects. The fund does not apply to projects that will demolish or remove buildings or items, or add or extend buildings or items, nor any work that has been completed prior to the consideration of an application. However, Council does reserve a right to consider these types of projects for funding if appropriate circumstances exist.

How to apply.

At least two quotes must be supplied that provide a breakdown of the costs. The criteria and amount of funding available for different categories of heritage items is provided in the Policy, as well as a full breakdown of the information that needs to be attached with an application.

Council calls for applications to be made for the Heritage Protection Fund in March each year. The applications are then presented at a Council Meeting. Information provided will be publicly available as it will be a part of the Council Agenda.

Closing Date

Heritage Protection Fund applications for 2024 close on Monday 1 April.

Apply online

Apply for the Mackenzie District Heritage Protection Fund.

Further information

For more information please email our planning team at planning@mackenzie.govt.nz or call us on (03) 685 9010.

Heritage Protection Fund - Information booklet
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Grants - Heritage Fund Application Form and Guidelines
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The purpose of this report was for the Council to consider and then approve, approve in part, or decline three applications to the Heritage Protection Fund for the 2021/2022 financial year.

Planning manager Aaron Hakkaart introduced the report and said there was a good number of applicants for the fund this year, which was positive for the district.

Planner Suzanne Blyth went through each application. She said the funding for a sound system in the Church of the Good Shepherd was outside the criteria of the fund. She explained the criteria in the policy and said Aniss Cottage was only eligible for part funding.

The councillors debated whether the church pew cushions were part of the historic nature of the church and whether they came within the criteria of the fund. They agreed that a sound system did not meet the criteria and agreed to fund the pew cushions.

Resolution 2022/57

Moved: Cr Anne Munro
Seconded: Cr Murray Cox

1. That the report on the Heritage fund applications be received.


Resolution 2022/58

Moved: Cr Stuart Barwood
Seconded: Cr Matt Murphy

2. That Council approves the granting of funding to John F. Emery as a partial contribution to the exterior painting of the original part of the Burkes Pass School, located at 2054 State Highway 8, Burkes Pass. The amount being $2,227.27

3. That Council approves the granting of funding to Jane and Graham Batchelor as a partial contribution to the earthquake strengthening of Anniss Cob Cottage, located at State Highway 8, Burkes Pass. The amount being $858.73

4. That Council approves the granting of funding to the Committee of the Church of Good Shepherd for the recovering of the church pew cushions, located at Pioneer Drive, Takapo. The amount being $1,914.00.

5. That Council declines the application from the Committee of the Church of Good Shepherd for a sound system, located at Pioneer Drive, Takapo.