With Auckland’s future up for debate a day has been set aside for discussions on all things heritage.
The New Zealand Historic Places Trust is holding a symposium on Saturday for the city’s various heritage groups to discuss planning issues that may have an impact on Auckland’s historic features in the future and to share knowledge and experience.
The trust’s Auckland area coordinator 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 historic 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 till 4.30pm at the Auckland University of Technology Business School city campus.
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. Discussion will be encouraged. Places at the symposium are limited so bookings are essential. Contact Antony Phillips on phone 307 9920 or email email@example.com to book.