Heritage Improvement Grants are given to building owners to assist in the cost of repainting certain buildings in Napier. To qualify, buildings must be:
Grants will usually be paid at a rate of $40-50 per linear metre per floor and apply only to walls facing the street.
Since Napier's Art Deco architecture was "discovered" in the early 1980's, the city has become world famous for its unique style. Articles have appeared in magazines and newspapers all over the world, international tourists come especially to see it and Art Deco has become Napier's flagship tourist attraction.
It's important that Art Deco is preserved, enhanced and promoted, and Art Deco improvement Grants are given to assist this process. As a building owner or developer, you can take advantage of the grants, while ensuring that your building is in harmony with the over all look of the CBD - a look that draws favorable comment from visitors from all over the world.
The criteria is:
The Art Deco Heritage area essentially covers the inner city shopping area and includes Tennyson Street, Emerson Street, Market Street, Dalton Street, Dickens Street, Browning Street and parts of Hastings Street and the Marine Parade.
The objects of the grant scheme are:
Written requests for grants should be made to the Napier City Council Planning Department, Private Bag 6010, Napier. If you require advice, contact the Senior Regulatory Consents Officer at the Council.
The Planning Department will refer you to the Art Deco Trust for their approval of your colour scheme. The Art Deco Trust can also provide advice in formulating a suitable colour scheme.
The Napier City Council's Art Deco Design Guide is an informative guide to the refurbishment and restoration of buildings in the Art Deco style, with additional information about the other styles of the 1920s and 1930s. The guide, which is illustrated in colour, deals with alterations to existing buildings, form and scale, exterior and interior details, fittings, landscape design, colours, services and signage.
The Design Guide is available from the Planning Department and free copies are provided for owners of buildings in the Art Deco Heritage District. It is also available from the Art Deco Bookshop.