This is our 2016 policy. Community Connection now includes heritage.
Roskill’s heritage deserves protection and recognition. Our heritage reminds us of where we have come from, and provides our community with heart and character.
We have fought hard to bring focus on to Roskill’s rich heritage, which has been neglected for many years.
What We’ve Done
- Developed a network of heritage interpretive signage to inform the public about our natural, cultural, and built heritage throughout Puketapapa, with ten new signs.
- Built a strong relationship with the Mt Roskill (Puketapapa) Historical Society to support their role in researching and publicising Roskill’s history.
- Secured the historic former Mt Roskill Borough Council to be restored as the future home of local government in our area.
- Worked to ensure that the Unitary Plan provided adequate protection of local heritage, including scheduling of important local sites such as the old Roskill Fire Station and the Historic Waikowhai Changing Sheds.
- Worked with the community, Council and the private sector to save the historic homestead on White Swan Rd
Development of a ‘Three Kings Heritage Trail’ that takes in key sites in this important heritage area.
- Commissioned and published research into our unique local history, including studies of the Three Kings area and Waikowhai Coast.
- Continue our ongoing advocacy to ensure that important local heritage sites are protected and recognised, either through formal scheduling, or the provision of information about the heritage value of the site.
- Ensure the sympathetic restoration of the Roskill Borough Council Chambers, and the future of this building as an important community building.
- Restoring the Whare at Monte Cecilia Park
- Continuing work on the network of heritage signage acknowledging important places and people of Mt Roskill’s history