Heritage Conservation

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 Building Grants Program provides financial support to help conserve heritage listed buildings or initiate a heritage project.

The 2018/19 Heritage Building Grants Program is now open for submissions. The closing date for submissions is Friday 17 August 2018.

Heritage Works Exempt From Development 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.

To make it easier for owners to maintain and repair their properties, Clause 5.10(3)(a)(i) and (ii) of the Hurstville Local Environmental Plan 2012 and the Kogarah Local Environmental Plan 2012 specifies certain development that may be carried out to heritage items or properties within heritage conservation areas without the need for development consent.

The type of work that may apply to this clause is minor work such as re-painting a building in an original or appropriate colour scheme, replacing instrusive windows with appropriate timber framed windows or restoring details of a verandah to its original detail.

The Development Consent Requirement Exemption Form is required to be submitted to Council for approval for this type of heritage related work.

Please seek advice from Council’s Strategic Planning team before submitting your application.

In some cases, approval under Part 5 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 may be required for the relevant works.

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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