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Auckland Council

Heritage Advisory Panel

Te Rōpū Kaitohutohu Taonga Tuku Iho

What the panel does

The Heritage Advisory Panel helps us to strengthen our approach to heritage management. It promotes a shared understanding of how our historic heritage should be identified, managed, protected, conserved, appreciated and celebrated.

The panel is particularly focused on how historic heritage is recognised and valued in the Auckland Plan, and how it is to be managed in the Unitary Plan.

Members of the panel

Members include heritage experts and representatives of the heritage community in Auckland.

  • Mike Lee - councillor, Auckland Council (chair)
  • Sally Hughes - Character Coalition (deputy chair)
  • John Burns - Heritage New Zealand
  • Allan Matson - Civic Trust Auckland, New Zealand Historic Places Trust
  • Helen Geary - Civic Trust Auckland
  • David Veart - New Zealand Archaeological Association, IPENZ Heritage Committee
  • Lorraine Wilson - Portage Trust, New Zealand Maritime Museum Board
  • Leyton Chan - MOTAT Society
  • Bill Rayner - MOTAT Society, Devonport Heritage
  • Claudia Page - Character Coalition, Devonport Heritage
  • Elizabeth Aitken-Rose - University of Auckland School of Architecture and Planning
  • Graeme Burgess - Burgess Treep + Knight Ltd heritage architect
  • Rau Hoskins - Design TRIBE architects, Te Matapihi National Māori Housing Network
  • Sherry Reynolds, Heritage New Zealand

Meetings of the panel

The Heritage Advisory Panel holds scheduled meetings every two months.

Scheduled meetings are open to the public.

For dates, agendas and minutes, see agendas and minutes.

Get in touch with the panel

To attend or present at a meeting of the Heritage Advisory Panel, or find more information, email

Get a copy of the Built Heritage Acquisition Fund - Objectives and Criteria