Heritage Strategy Released For Consultation

Date:
Sep 22, 2009

A draft strategy aimed at protecting and managing heritage resources in the Queenstown Lakes District will be released for consultation tomorrow (Wednesday).

The draft strategy contains 67 actions all dedicated to achieving an overall vision of identifying, promoting and managing heritage resources in a sustainable way.

Although it was not a statutory requirement for the council to prepare a Heritage Strategy, it was seen as an important issue to tackle.

“Heritage resources are constantly under threat from the pressure of urban growth.  This is especially relevant here given the growth pressures facing this district,” Queenstown Lakes District Council senior policy analyst Sue Mavor said.

“It’s crucial that we preserve and protect heritage now so future generations can continue to appreciate and enjoy our unique cultural heritage.”

However, the protection of heritage was not solely a role for the council with effective management needing a cooperative and collaborative approach.

“The success of this strategy relies on the Council and community working together,” she said.

Ms Mavor encouraged anyone with an interest in the heritage of the Queenstown Lakes District to get a copy of the draft strategy and provide the council with some valuable feedback.

Feedback closes on Friday 23 October 2009.

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For further information please contact senior policy analyst Sue Mavor phone 03 441 0499.

By: Kiri