Heritage Trails Policy

Reference: P05-017 
Status: Approved by the Council on 21 June 2005
Future proposed heritage trails (or additions to existing trails) will be subject to an evaluation process that demonstrates:

  • The point(s) on the trail is(are) of significant local, regional or national historical importance as determined by the relevant historical authorities.
  • That there is an education value to interpreting the heritage features with signage as determined the relevant educational authorities.
  • That the point(s) on the trail would be of interest to visitors to the area as determined by the relevant tourism authorities.

It is expected that any proposed heritage trail or the majority of points on a proposed trail would meet at least one of the above evaluation criteria.

A successful evaluation under these criteria does not automatically guarantee New Plymouth District council resources to adopt the trail (or additions).