Some type of minor work such as maintenance and repair may not negatively impact the heritage significance of a building and may not require development consent.
Council’s Local Environmental Plans specify certain development that may be carried out to heritage items or properties within heritage conservation areas without the need for development consent but still need approval from Council.
These works may include re-painting a building in an original or appropriate colour scheme, replacing gutters, downpipes and window casements to match original details or restoring a front verandah to its original detail.
This exemption requires documentation of works to be submitted to Council and written approval from Council to be subsequently provided. Council will only authorise such work where it is satisfied that the significance of the heritage item or property within a Heritage Conservation Area will not be adversely affected. If your request is approved, you will receive written confirmation that your works do not require consent. Contact Council’s strategic planning unit on 9330 6400.