The Far North has a wealth of historic heritage that contributes to its economic, social and cultural well being and this needs to be recognised through the District Plan.
Insufficient protection of heritage resources is resulting in cultural, social, environmental and economic costs to our communities.
A number of our historic buildings, objects, trees, archaeological sites, cultural heritage and sites of cultural significance to Maori, which tells our story, have either not yet been identified or are not adequately protected. Consequently, they are either being damaged or lost.
Key issues are addressed by:
- Providing a new approach for revitalising and enabling the use of heritage resources.
- Stronger provisions to ensure that Maori heritage and values are considered.