Local buildings, structures and places with heritage significance are formally recognised by Council to ensure our community’s history and culture is preserved for future generations.
We offer advice on maintenance, restoration and development proposals and will make free site visits to help you make decisions about your heritage property. For more information, or to arrange a site viewing, please contact us.
Heritage Grants Program
Our Heritage Grants Program provides financial support to help conserve heritage listed buildings or initiate a heritage project. Further information on how to apply for the 2017/18 Heritage Grants Program will be available later in the year.
Heritage Works Without Consent
You may not require development consent if you are carrying out work which will not directly affect the heritage significance of a building, structure or place. This may include minor maintenance or repair work.
Our Local Environmental Plans detail which works can be carried out on heritage properties without the need for development consent, however you will need to seek approval from Council.
Our Officers will primarily approve works which replicate the original form of the building, such as re-painting a property in its original colour scheme.
The following documents may be required if you are seeking Council approval:
Photographs which clearly show the item or place that will be affected by the proposal
Floor plans, elevations and sections to scale
A detailed description of the proposed works
Outline the methodologies used to carry out the conservation works
Colour palette and materials.
In some cases, approval under Part 5 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 may be required for the relevant works. Please seek advice from Council before submitting your application.
If your request is approved, you will receive written confirmation declaring that your works do not require consent. You may not commence works until you receive written confirmation.
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