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.
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.
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