Heritage EQUIP newsletter - November 2017
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Welcome to Heritage EQUIP News – providing advice, industry updates and information on access to funding for heritage building owners.
Upgrade projects funded in Whanganui, Lower Hutt and Wellington
Congratulations to the latest recipients of Heritage EQUIP funding:
- Bank of NSW building, Whanganui - awarded $230,637
- Ford Motors Workshop, Lower Hutt - awarded $273,448
- Albemarle Hotel, Wellington - awarded $60,000
- TG Macarthy building, Wellington - awarded $250,000
Funding applications closing soon
Funding is available for up to 50% of seismic works on privately owned, earthquake-prone heritage buildings.
Submit your application by 27 November 2017 to be considered in the next founding round.
Do you know your seismic risk area?
The new system for managing earthquake-prone buildings categorises New Zealand into three seismic risk areas – high, medium and low.
These seismic risk areas are used to set timeframes for identifying and remediating earthquake-prone buildings.
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) provides a handy table of Z factors – which are used to determine the seismic risk area by region.
Stories from building owners
We hear a lot of stories from building owners – both the challenges and the rewards of strengthening heritage buildings.
Don’t forget to check out the new Heritage EQUIP website. It has received great feedback since launching in September. You’ll get tips on finding building professionals, guidance for planning your upgrade project, and links to funding options.
The Heritage EQUIP team