Dunedin’s heritage buildings receive $763,855 in funding

Top row, from left: Taimex Building, Middlemarch Museum, Playhouse Theatre, A&T Burt Ltd, McVickar’s Building; bottom row from left: Waterfront Industry Commission Building, Otago Education Board Offices, Gillies Street and Hislop Building, St Dominic’s P
Top row, from left: Taimex Building, Middlemarch Museum, Playhouse Theatre, A&T Burt Ltd, McVickar’s Building; bottom row from left: Waterfront Industry Commission Building, Otago Education Board Offices, Gillies Street and Hislop Building, St Dominic’s Priory. PHOTOS: STAFF PHOTOGRAPHERS
Heritage projects across the city have benefited from Dunedin City Council funding of $763,855 in the 2020-21 financial year.

The disbursements from the Dunedin Heritage Fund, shown in a report being tabled at today’s meeting of the DCC’s planning and environment subcommittee, were spread across 44 different projects.

The grants covered 11.6% of total project funds on average, which meant they played a part in facilitating over $6.5million in investment into heritage projects in the city.

Funds allocated ranged from $60,000 to fund emergency window repair and restoration at St Dominic’s Priory to $1000 for the replacement of guttering and installation of a storm drain at Middlemarch Museum.

Other project work included earthquake-strengthening work, retrofitting double glazing to timber heritage windows and roof replacements and repairs.

Another $40,000 went to the Middlemarch Museum to build a shelter for the Platypus, a 19th-century prototype gold mining submarine.

The fund is a joint venture between DCC and Heritage New Zealand.

It is funded and administered by DCC, and both parties provide heritage advice when considering applicants.

andrew.marshall@odt.co.nz

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