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What is an Archaeological Authority?
The Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Act 2014 (the Act) makes it unlawful to modify or destroy an archaeological site without first obtaining an Archaeological Authority. An archaeological site is defined in the Act as any place that was associated with pre-1900 human activity, where there is evidence relating to the history of New Zealand that can be investigated using archaeological methods.
An Archaeological Authority specifies how archaeological remains or artefacts encountered during construction of projects such as the CRL are to be managed. Works carried out under the Authority are required to be monitored by an Archaeologist.
Construction of the CRL will unavoidably destroy some recorded archaeological sites and may affect other unrecorded sites. Archaeological Authorities have therefore been obtained from Heritage New Zealand for the construction of different stages of the CRL.
CRL Archaeological Authorities
CRL Archaeological Authority 2016-845
Britomart to Wyndham - 4 April 2016, PDF 934KB
CRL Archaeological Authority 2017-793
Main Works 31 May 2017, PDF 1.5MB
CRL Archaeological Authority 2016-333
Main Works Network Utility Investigations
11 November 2016, PDF 815KB
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Environmental Management Plans - Contract 1 works - Britomart Transport Centre and Lower Queen Street
Contract 2 works - Albert Street (from Customs Street to Wyndham Street)
Environment Court decision - City Rail Link Limited (CRLL) v Auckland Council  NZEnvC 204 (15 December 2017).
Note: This is concerning Porters Avenue.