Our Built Heritage

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* 1. I understand why my building is listed as a Heritage item in the District Plan

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* 2. I understand what the heritage listing in the District Plan means for what I can do with my building?

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* 3. I agree what the heritage listing in the District Plan means for what I can do with my building?

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* 4. Council provides the right level of information and/or guidance to owners of heritage buildings on District Plan requirements and the resource consent process?

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* 5. Council needs more guidance on best-practice methods for protecting heritage buildings

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* 6. Heritage is sometimes described as a 'public good' - something we all value and want to retain, but in many cases don't actually own. Because of the desire to protect heritage, the central or local government often places restrictions on the use and development of heritage, which may impose additional costs and inconveniences on the owner. To compensate for this, central and local government sometimes provide incentives to heritage building owners, paid for through the collection of rates across the district.

Do you believe Council provides the appropriate level of financial support to owners of heritage buildings? If not, please provide comments on what methods of financial support you would like us to explore.

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* 7. I believe there should be more effort made to educate the public about our heritage and why it is important.

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* 8. What is the most important issue facing you as an owner of a heritage building in relation to the retention, maintenance, and development of the building?

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* 9. What ideas do you have for better managing, promoting, and celebrating heritage in Napier?

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