How we evaluate the significance of heritage places
The Auckland Unitary Plan sets out criteria for evaluating the significance of heritage places and the level of significance required for inclusion in the heritage schedule.
The criteria for historic heritage places are:
- historical values
- social values
- mana whenua values
- knowledge values
- technology values
- physical attributes
- aesthetic values
- context of a heritage place.
The place needs to either:
- reflect important aspects of national, regional or local history
- be associated with an important event, person, group of people or idea, or an early period of settlement within the nation, region or locality.
The place has a strong or special association with a particular community or cultural group for its cultural values.
Mana whenua values
The place has a strong or special association with mana whenua for its cultural values.
The place may provide knowledge or contribute to an understanding of the cultural or natural history of the nation, region or locality.
The place demonstrates technical accomplishment, innovation or achievement in its structure, construction, components or use of materials.
The place is a notable or representative example of:
- a type, design, method of construction, craftsmanship or use of materials, or
- the work of a notable architect, designer engineer or builder.
The place is notable or distinctive for its aesthetic, visual, or landmark qualities.
Context of a heritage place
The place contributes to or is associated with:
- a wider historical or cultural context
- landscape or setting.
How to submit your nomination