Save our Heritage

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We have a fantastic opportunity to be renowned throughout New Zealand for our outstanding heritage – our truly singular unique point of difference in New Zealand. Along with our outdoor adventure, sport and cultural offerings we are quite simply the best place to live in New Zealand.

To do this, we need to save our heritage buildings and we need to do it now. Tightened earthquake strengthening requirements could result in mass demolition in the next few years. With a targeted approach, we can and must save our CBD for future generations to enjoy.

  • I’ll introduce a Heritage Strategy to save, tell and celebrate all our history and heritage offerings.
  • We need rates remissions and incentives to attract private investment.
  • We need a refreshing “can do” attitude at Council.
  • We need a CBD and heritage Champion who can work with developers and Council planners & building control to be development friendly.

I’m working alongside Mainstreet Wanganui, The Earthquake Prone Buildings Taskforce and Whanganui Regional Heritage Trust to stimulate private investment in heritage buildings and ease the way for redevelopments which would include apartments in upper levels.