Conservation Advisory

The Hunters Hill Advisory Committee was established in 1972 to advise the Council on “townscape” matters and was reconstituted in 1989 as the Conservation Advisory Panel (CAP) under the Hunters Hill Local Environmental Plan.

The Panel provides advice to the Director Town Planning to assist in the consideration of heritage conservation matters. The panel also provides heritage conservation advice to property owners, applicants and architects contemplating development in the municipality.

The main matters considered by CAP include:

  • demolition of a Heritage Item
  • demolition of a dwelling within a conservation area
  • major additions to heritage items
  • new fencing, garages and carports to the streetscape
  • any other important items staff require CAP to review.

Development Applications and other matters are referred to CAP at the discretion of the Director Town Planning, and the Panel considers the non-planning aspects of proposed development relating to heritage items and conservation areas.

Consultation with the Panel in regard to preliminary proposals is also encouraged prior to a development application (DA) being lodged.

Constitution Of The Panel

The Panel consists of the following members:


  • Clr Ross Williams (Chair)
  • Clr Jim Sanderson

Community Representatives

  • Bronwyn Doutreband
  • Helen Temple Berry
  • Annabel Croll (alternate)
  • Graham Atkins (alternate)

Representatives of external organisations

  • Lucy Miller Creagh (Hunters Hill Trust)
  • Robert Moore (Institute of Architects)
  • Nominated by the National Trust
  • Heritage Planner
  • Michael Lehany (Landscape Architect)

Council Officers

  • Heritage Advisor
  • Director Town Planning

Frequency of Meeting

The Panel meets monthly, on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, excluding January (2nd Wednesday in December).

Procedure of Meetings

The final agenda for the meeting is produced the Thursday prior to the Wednesday meeting and the applicants for the applications to be discussed are contacted with the time their application is to be discussed.

At the meeting the applicants and/or their representative(s) are invited to address the Panel at the scheduled times, and the proposal is discussed. Approximately 20 minutes is allocated for each agenda item.

After the meeting a copy of the minutes is  posted to the applicant for each matter on the agenda 10 days after the meeting is held.

Those attending the meeting for interviews are requested to advise their name, company and role at the beginning of each interview.

Conservation Advisory Panel Terms of Reference(PDF, 1010KB)