Since its formation, Historic Places Wellington (HPW) has focussed its advocacy on a number of heritage buildings. Please click on the link to read more about each building:
- Harcourts Building, Lambton Quay
- Lower Hutt Town Hall and Horticultural Hall
- US Marines Hall, Titahi Bay
- GHQ Building, Taranaki Street (former defence building)
- Erskine College, Island Bay
- Turnbull House, Bowen Street
In addition to our work on those buildings (as noted on the relevant pages) we have made the following submissions:
- We assisted Historic Places Aotearoa (HPA) with advice on a number of matters, including their launch and their submission on the Heritage New Zealand Bill. We also made our own submission on the Heritage New Zealand Bill.
- Wellington City Long Term Plan – as New Zealand Historic Places Trust (NZHPT) Wellington Branch Committee, we submitted on a range of issues including seismic strengthening, roading, and assistance to heritage building owners.
- US Marines 70th Anniversary – as NZHPT Wellington Branch Committee, we arranged for a grant from NZHPT project funds for refurbishment of display panels at the site of the Paekakariki Marines Camp, and representatives of the committee attended the celebrations there on 28 May 2012. For more information on the US Marines at Paekakariki see either Marines NZ or the Kapiti District Council heritage trail information.
- We supported an application by the Friends of Mount Street Cemetery for lottery funding for fencing and signs in the cemetery.
- We made a submission to a proposed change to the Hutt District Plan altering the controls over development on the Petone West commercial area. Our submission drew attention to the risk of adverse effects on the Jackson Street Heritage Zone and the need to mitigate these.
- We have commented on several proposals to add historic places to the register from the then New Zealand Historic Places Trust, now Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga.
- We made a submission on the Wellington City Council’s (WCC) review of Open Spaces, seeking better recognition of the heritage values in these spaces.
- We prepared submissions on a Bill amending the Building Act, which were incorporated into a submission by our national body, HPA. The Bill was to introduce a new regime for earthquake-prone buildings.
- We made a submission to the WCC on its draft management plan for the Wellington Botanic Gardens.
- In 2015, we contributed to HPA’s submission to Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga on its five draft policy documents. We also contributed to HPA’s submission to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE)’s review of the Emergency Management Building Act and HPA’s submission to the select committee considering the Building (Earthquake-prone Buildings) Amendment Bill. Click the links to read PDF copies of the submissions.