Quake strengthening help for heritage buildings . . .

LETTER

It was good to see that Gisborne is leading the country with earthquake strengthening its heritage buildings.

Historic Places Tairawhiti is obviously concerned that some owners of heritage buildings may look to demolish their buildings rather than trying to preserve them for future generations. The government has identified this as an issue and to help heritage building owners has set up a website which provides “information and guidance” for owners. More importantly there is also the ability for heritage building owners to apply for funding to assist with strengthening.

Historic Places Tairawhiti would encourage building owners to check out www.heritageequip.govt.nz for information about strengthening and also what funding is available to them from the Equip Fund.

JAMES BLACKBURNE, Chairman, Historic Places Tairawhiti

It was good to see that Gisborne is leading the country with earthquake strengthening its heritage buildings.

Historic Places Tairawhiti is obviously concerned that some owners of heritage buildings may look to demolish their buildings rather than trying to preserve them for future generations. The government has identified this as an issue and to help heritage building owners has set up a website which provides “information and guidance” for owners. More importantly there is also the ability for heritage building owners to apply for funding to assist with strengthening.

Historic Places Tairawhiti would encourage building owners to check out www.heritageequip.govt.nz for information about strengthening and also what funding is available to them from the Equip Fund.

JAMES BLACKBURNE, Chairman, Historic Places Tairawhiti

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