Our guiding documents

Our Trust was  established in 2008 by the Central Otago District Council and elected by Central Otago’s major heritage organisations to represent the collective interests of organisations concerned for the identification, preservation and protection of Central Otago’s heritage.

View this Trust Deed  here.

Our Strategic Plan will guide our work programme over the next three years.

View the Strategic Plan here

This document was prepared by the Central Otago Heritage Working Party in 2012 following  extensive community consultation. The Trust was subsequently tasked with coordinating the implementation of a heritage strategy and plan for Central Otago. This document continues to guide our strategic planning.

View this document here

Patearoa library

Heritage in the CODC Operative Plan

Section 14 addresses buildings, places, sites, objects and trees that contribute to the heritage character, amenity and historic values of the District. The contribution made by these items and heritage precincts that are also subject to Section 11 of this Plan are important to both the cultural and economic interests of the District. You can view this document here

Part A of Schedule 19.4  lists the items location and  legal description of heritage buildings, places, sites and object.  You can view this file here 

Our recent submissions

Graye Shattky and Kristy Rusher speak to our written submission on the Otago Regional Council Proposed RPS.  Their presentation can be viewed on YouTube by following the link below:

Graye Shattky presented at the Otago Reginal Council Meeting on 9 November 2022, stressing the importance of heritage as a regional asset and proposed that a Regional Heritage Fund be established. Grayes’ presentation can be viewed on YouTube by following the link below:

Museums of Central Otago

The Central Otago Museums’ Trust was established in January 2022 to build a cohesive network approach for the greater benefit of the sector.  The Central Otago District Museum Strategy articulates the high-level strategic objectives of the Trust and provides the framework where opportunities for collaboration can be explored.  You can view this document here.