Updated Methodology for Evaluation of Historic Heritage Sites

This methodology, updated in August 2020, guides the process of evaluating the significance of historic heritage places against the criteria in the Auckland Unitary Plan (AUP) to determine if a place meets the thresholds for scheduling which are specified in the Regional Policy Statement (RPS).

Its purpose is to ensure that there is consistency in the way places are evaluated and that evaluations contain a sufficient level of detail so that subjectivity is minimised, and evaluations are consistent, defensible and transparent.

Anyone evaluating a historic heritage place for potential inclusion in the historic heritage schedule should have regard to this methodology and guidance. Evaluations that do not meet the standards set out in this document are unlikely to contain the level of detail required to support good decision-making.

Methodology and Guidance Evaluating Auckland’s Historic Heritage, Version 2, August 2020.