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Devonport Heritage 2017, an incorporated society formed in 2017, promotes heritage and sustainable development in Devonport.

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Pre-1944 and Historic Character overlay changes

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As part of the Unitary Plan process, Auckland Council released updated maps on 30 October. These show the results of work on the precautionary Pre-1944 building overlay and also changes to the Historic Character overlay( previously called Special Character). Devonport Heritage are investigating the removal of the Historic Character overlay from the end of Stanley Point, which would give it different planning rules with regard to demolition, new buildings and additions and alterations to all other areas on the Devonport Peninsula. We had not been aware of any potential changes to the overlay, which has existed in Devonport for about 20 years. In the map below you can see the area with grey squares at the end of Stanley Point where it is now proposed that the overlay be removed. The blue shading shows areas to be retained. Pre-1944 areas have also been adjusted with a much smaller area now being considered. This particular overlay is likely to have a 'sunset clause' with heritage assessments completed within about 2 years of the plan becoming fully operative. 

Check back here soon for updates to this developing story.

PAUP - Revised maps of heritage overlays Devonport. Blue colour denotes Historic Character overlay to be retained. Mauve denotes Pre-1944 overlay to be retained.

PAUP - Revised maps of heritage overlays Devonport. Blue colour denotes Historic Character overlay to be retained. Mauve denotes Pre-1944 overlay to be retained.


Auckland Heritage protection slashed in Unitary Plan proposal

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Herald Body cartoon October 2015

The New Zealand Herald has previewed proposed changes to heritage protection across Auckland. This is in response to the cautionary proposal stopping demolition of pre-1944 buildings until council had done survey work to identify whether any historic heritage had been ommitted from the heritage schedules. We are not able to view the maps as they are embargoed until 30 October, at which point we have a brief period to make further submissions.  However we are reasonably confident that through lobbying over 20 years much of our most treasured built heritage is either scheduled or subject to special zoning requirements that give some protections.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/property/news/article.cfm?c_id=8&objectid=11531215