No Heritage List for Whakatane Airport

The proposed heritage status of the Whakatane Airport terminal has been opposed by the Whakatane District Council.

Heritage New Zealand is seeking submissions on its proposal to list the airport as a category one historic place on the New Zealand Heritage List.

Councillors voted yesterday six four to make a submission opposing the proposal.

Councillor Russell Orr says a concern was the heritage status would limit what the council could do with the building in the future.

Sam Gardner