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Heritage Conservation Areas and Items

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What is a Heritage Conservation Area?

A heritage conservation area is an area that displays unifying attributes or elements of heritage significance, and can include parts and sections of places, towns and villages, landscapes.

There are 7 (seven) heritage conservation areas in Hunters Hill Local Government Area, listed in Part 2 of Schedule 5 of the Local Environmental Plan (LEP), they are:

  • Department of Housing Subdivision, DP13260 (C435)
  • Figtree Subdivision, DP 988 (C450)
  • Foss’ Subdivision (C451)
  • Hunters Hill Conservation Area No 1 – The Peninsula (C1)
  • Hunters Hill Conservation Area No 2 – The Isler (C2)
  • Hunters Hill Conservation Area No 3 – Gladesville Village (C3)
  • Sunnyside Estate Subdivision, DP 808 (C422)

What is a Heritage Item?

A heritage item is something that has been assessed as having heritage significance or value to the community of a local government area, and which is adopted by the council and listed in the Heritage Schedule of a Local Environmental Plan.

The assessment process is generally based on the NSW Heritage Manual, which outlines seven criterion against which to measure the heritage significance of something, these being: Historical, Associational, Aesthetic, Social, Research, Rarity, Representative.

The assessment process is followed by a statutory process of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act to list the item of heritage significance in the Heritage Schedule of a Local Environmental Plan.

There are 515 Local Heritage Items and nine (9) State Heritage Items in the Hunters Hill Local Government Area listed in Part 1 of Schedule 5 of Hunters Hill Local Environmental Plan 2012 and shown on the Heritage Maps associated with the LEP.

The LEP, Schedule 5 and the Heritage Maps can be viewed at the NSW legislation website.

The Burra Charter, developed by the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), and the NSW Heritage Manual, developed by the NSW Government are the foundation documents for assessing and conserving heritage in NSW. For more information click here.

State Heritage Register

The State Heritage Register list heritage items that are of heritage significance or value to the people of NSW. State Heritage Items are assessed by the NSW Heritage Council and are made items under the Heritage Act.

There are nine (9) State Heritage Items in Hunters Hill local government area that are on the State Heritage Register, to view these click here

More Information

To find out more about local heritage items and state heritage items in Hunters Hill local government area and to research other heritage matters and questions, go to the State Heritage Inventory.

To find out more about heritage conservation practice and to explore the approach to archaeological, built, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage and environmental heritage of NSW go to the Office of Environment and Heritage website.

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