Heritage Advisory Service

Council provides a Heritage Advisor service so as to provide regular and ongoing expertise to not only council but the community and owners of heritage properties. A Heritage Advisor assists in promoting urban design and heritage in our Local Government Area.  The outcomes of this program have been very positive.

Council's Heritage Advisor is Mr Graham Wilson who is available by appointment on the first Tuesday of the month. 

To make an appointment please ring 02 6730 2350.

Local Heritage Assistance Fund.

A Local Heritage Assistance Fund has been established by Glen Innes Severn Council with the aid of a grant from the NSW Heritage Office. Owners of heritage properties are now invited to apply for funding under the Heritage Assistance Fund. Applications close Friday 30 September 2022.

Eligible projects are those which involve the repair, maintenance or reinstatement of missing items on heritage buildings. These include fences, verandahs, roof cladding and decorative detail, structural work through to final painting of projects.

Owners of buildings in the CBD are particularly invited to apply as priority will be given to these properties. To receive funding work has to be completed by 31 March 2023.

Application forms and guidelines are available from Council’s Department of Development, Planning & Regulatory Services at 136 Church Street between 8.30am and 4.30 pm or by phoning (02) 6730 2350 or can be downloaded here: https://www.gisc.nsw.gov.au/heritage-assistance-fund

Conservation of Heritage in New South Wales

The State Heritage Register is a list of places and objects of particular importance to the people of NSW.

The register lists a diverse range of over 1,650 items, in both private and public ownership. To be listed, an item must be significant for the whole of NSW.   For more information about the online heritage database, protecting and managing heritage listed places, funding or heritage professionals click here

Fact Sheet - Consent Requirements for Heritage Items

Fact Sheet - Fences for Heritage Items and Heritage Conservation Areas

Fact Sheet - Colour Schemes for Heritage Items

Fact Sheet - Roofing for Heritage Buildings

Treasure Trove of Heritage in Glen Innes 

Glen Innes buildings within the township and Main Street boast a proud nod to its heritage with many building facades getting a heritage facelift through grants and assistance funding.  Families, properties and buidings are very rich in hritage within this picturesq New England Landscape and be delved into further at the Glen Innes Land of the Beardies History House Museum where 13,000 photos and 300,000 records tell stories of our region, Australia’s colonial past, local families and major world events. Academics and students undertaking research, as well as families keen to learn a bit about their ancestors and this area, have found documents and photos that have filled gaps in their knowledge.


Application for Minor Works or Maintenance to a Heritage Item

When is Consent Required?

Demolition, moving, or altering the exterior of a heritage item or any property in a Heritage Conservation Area requires consent under Glen Innes Severn Local Environmental Plan 2012.

However, maintenance and work of a minor nature can be permitted without a formal application. There are also a number of exempt developments which do not need consent which are covered by the State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) 2008.

Conditions Apply

The applicant must notify Council in writing of the proposed work and Council must provide a written reply before work is commenced advising that it is satisfied that the proposal would not adversely affect the significance of the heritage item or the Heritage Conservation Area.

In this way works that are not covered by exempt developments such as front fences, small alterations, removal of unsympathetic additions, fibro enclosed verandahs, reinstatement of missing details as evidenced by old photos, etc may use this planning clause.

For further information, please contact Council's Town Planner on 67302360

Application Form for Maintenance and Minor Works