Minor Works

Development consent is not always needed for minor works to a heritage item or a property in a heritage conservation area.

Hunters Hill Local Environmental Plan 2012 provides for minor works to heritage items and to buildings within heritage conservation areas to be excluded from the need to obtain development consent, if a heritage exemption letter has been issued by Council in accordance with Clause 5.10(3) of Hunters Hill Local Environmental Plan 2012.


  • the work has not started or been completed
  • the work is minor (or is for maintenance). Minor work is considered that which would be exempt under State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) 2008 if the property was not a heritage item or in a heritage conservation area
  • the work would not have an adverse impact on heritage significance
  • the proponent has notified Council in writing using the application form
  • the work must not commence until the proponent has received a letter from Council advising that an exemption from the need to obtain development consent has been granted. You will also be advised if your application is refused.

There is no fee for this application.

Your application must include:

  • a drawing showing the exact location of the proposed work in relation the building/place
  • a detailed description of the proposed works
  • photographs of the building/place as a whole
  • photographs of the area of the proposed work
  • product samples/brochure (if the application is for repainting, a colour sample must be provided).

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