A POP-UP shop to gather the public’s views on some of Invercargill’s heritage buildings is set to open this weekend.
Invercargill City Council senior planner Liz Devery said council was keen to get the public’s opinion on city centre heritage, and the pop-up shop at the former ASB Bank building on Esk St would be one of the ways they would gather those opinions.
Ms Devery said there would be multiple ways for people to show council which buildings they believed were important at the pop-up shop, including:
Photographs of every protected heritage building in the city centre. People will be able to “sticker” those that are their favourites
Photographs of the buildings that have been recommended to be removed from the heritage register
A place where people can let council know what Invercargill heritage means to them
A way of voting to find out how people think ratepayers should assist owners of heritage buildings. Is the care of a heritage building just the responsibility of building owner, or does the community have a responsibility too?
Council staff will be available to answer any questions.
An online survey has also been launched for people who can’t make it to the pop-up shop. It can be completed at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ICCHeritage
The pop-up shop will be open on Saturday from 10am-2pm until the following Saturday, March 24.
As part of Southland Heritage Month, a pop-up museum celebrating the 125th anniversary of women’s suffrage will also share the space.