Heritage Listed Properties

Heritage listing of a property is undertaken to preserve it's historical significance for future generations. Heritage listing can be at a national, state or local level.

Is my property heritage listed?

There are three ways to see if your property is heritage listed:

  • undertake a NSW heritage search. This search can tell you whether your property is listed and also why it is considered significant
  • have a look at Schedule 5 of the Local Environmental Plans
  • have a look at a 10.7 (2) Certificate, provided as part of a property sale transaction

What rules apply to heritage listed items?

If your property is heritage listed, please be aware that special rules apply for development. Buildings cannot be demolished or redeveloped without approval from us (unless the proposed work is very minor) and trees on the property may also require approval prior to lopping or removal. To determine if the works are considered very minor, please contact us.  

If you want to renovate, build something new or subdivide, detailed plans and reports must be lodged with a Development Application. The plans must show how you will maintain the heritage values of the heritage item. 

These rules also impact on what can be built next door to a heritage listed item, so as not to detract from its heritage significance.