Heritage symposium focuses on planning
With Auckland’s future up for debate a day has been set aside for heritage discussions.
The New Zealand Historic Places Trust is holding a symposium on Saturday for the city’s heritage groups to discuss planning issues that could affect the future of Auckland’s history, and to share knowledge and experience.
The trust’s area co-ordinator Judy Grieve says the draft Unitary Plan is a very important discussion document that will determine many aspects of Auckland’s future, including care and management of its heritage.
‘‘This is a great opportunity for heritage interest groups in Auckland – or individuals who are involved in advocating for Auckland’s heritage – to take part in a programme aimed at increasing understanding of the draft Unitary Plan,’’ Ms Grieve says.
The symposium will run from 9.30am to 4.30pm at the city campus of the Auckland University of Technology Business School.
It will include a series of talks and workshops on different aspects of the plan along with heritage advocacy.
Topics will include a look at the structure and purpose of the plan, as well as issues like character and nominations to the schedule. The symposium will also provide an opportunity for people to discuss issues and share ideas on making effective submissions on the planning process. Places at the symposium are limited so bookings are essential.