Protecting Oratia’s Heritage


The Oratia Heritage Society consists of a core committee (chair, secretary and treasurer, with portfolio holders including heritage facilities, native wildlife, events/fundraising, technical/legal and communication). This structure may be modified to suit future projects. 

We invite interested parties to become Members of the Oratia Heritage Society. There is a $10 membership fee, payable on application. To apply please email 

Anyone who wants to support the Society without becoming a formal member is invited to become a Friend of the Oratia Heritage Society. There is no membership fee for this. To become a Friend of Oratia please email your details to 

Once you are on our mailing list as a Member or a Friend, we will let you know dates and times of upcoming meetings. All welcome. You do not need to be a Member or a Friend of the Society to attend, so if you just want to know when our next meeting is please email

The stated purposes of the Society are:

a. To advocate for the protection and enhancement of the environment of Parker Road and its surrounding area known as Oratia. Including, without limitation, to ensuring that the social, economic, historical and cultural wellbeing of Parker Road residents and its surrounding community are provided for and that the natural and physical resources of Parker Road and Oratia are sustained.

b. To consult with and represent the residents of Parker Road and Oratia in relation to significant environmental issues affecting the area. Including, without limitation, by providing a forum through which residents, affected persons and interested persons can be engaged in regulatory, legal and other processes associated with any proposed use and development of Parker Road and Oratia.

c. Do anything necessary or helpful to the above purposes.

We are in the process of formally modifying our purpose to encompass the whole of Oratia, rather than just Parker Road. Please share any comments or suggestions regarding our structure or purpose on our Have Your Say page