Heritage provides us with physical evidence of our past. Heritage places have an aesthetic, cultural, historic and/or social significance. These places shape our present identity and provide insights for our future. Each generation has its own cultural legacy and a responsibility to protect and pass on this legacy to future generations. Different people have different perspectives on the importance of a place. Heritage listings help ensure places survive for future generations to appreciate.
If your property is a heritage item, near a heritage item or within a heritage conservation area the heritage signifiance will be an important consideration in the assessment of any Development Application.
- Heritage Advisory Service
Council runs a Heritage Advisory Service where free advice from a qualified Heritage Architect can be obtained in respect of development proposals.
- Further heritage information can be found under Planning and Heritage.
Guidelines for Heritage Related Development Applications
The following guidelines may be helpful when preparing heritage related development applications:
- Design in Context; Guidelines for Infill Development in the Historic Environment (PDF) – a publication of the Heritage Office and the Royal Australian Institute of Architects
- Mosman's Architectural Heritage - by Robert Staas (PDF 18MB)