- Map Book of Proposed Mapping Changes - refer to the Document Library on this web page
- Summary of Proposed LEP Amendments - refer to the Document Library on this web page
- Heritage owners are encouraged to access the Inventory form for their property and review the information available. If you would like to provide any additional information or advise of any corrections required to the Inventory form for your property please comment using the Submission form on this web page.
Why is Council making amendments to the Heritage Schedule?
Wollongong City Council has sought NSW State Government approval for housekeeping amendments to heritage items within the Wollongong Local Environment Plan 2009, as part of our commitment to celebrating local heritage.
The work is the first step in a two stage Heritage Schedule Review Project and is an opportunity to make minor amendments to existing listings of local heritage items within the documentation. These items include Council buildings, private properties and natural features and items such as Fig Trees.
How many items are on the Heritage List?
In our city we’ve got 475 heritage items and 9 Conservation Areas, including in Kembla Heights and at Garrawarra that are currently listed in our Local Environment Plan. We’ve also got areas that are captured under NSW State Environment Planning Policies (SEPPs), as well as 24 State-significant sites listed under the NSW Heritage Act 1977.
Why is it important for Council to make these amendments to the Schedule?
The proposed house keeping amendments to the Local Environmental Plan are essential to ensure that Council's Heritage Staff have accurate heritage information to assist with customer enquiries, developed applications, planning proposals and are able to provide advice on various Council projects.
The first stage of the heritage review has provided the opportunity for us to review how these sites are captured in Council's Plan, and to ensure the information is as up to date as it can be.
What are some of the amendments Council wants to make?
In addition to amendments to address details, property names or boundaries, the review has identified nine items for removal from the heritage list. These include listings for two separate groups of Norfolk Island Pines, which were removed by the RMS for the construction of the Sea Cliff Bridge and the extension of Memorial Drive, a cottage in Helensburgh that was destroyed by fire and a mural in Port Kembla that has been assessed as not meeting the listing criteria.
Council is proposing the removal of the military museum including the Break Water Battery and concrete tank barriers at Port Kembla, as well as Marshall Mount Homestead and Barn from the Wollongong Local Environment Plan 2009. This is an administrative update only, because both sites are no longer covered by the Wollongong LEP 2009 and are now protected under State Environmental Planning Policies. The Break Water Battery and Military Museum is covered by theThree Ports SEPP and the Marshall Mount Homestead and Barn now falls under the Major Projects SEPP – Calderwood.
We’re also looking to re-add the West Wollongong TAFE Trade School and Hillside Farm at Dombarton into the LEP heritage list. These items are currently mapped as heritage items in the Wollongong LEP Maps, but were left off the Schedule due to an administrative error.
What can I do if I own a property on the Heritage Schedule?
Review the Documents in the Document Library on this web page, identify the proposed amendment for your property and submit a comment using the Submission form on the Council website;
Heritage owners are also encouraged to access the Inventory from for their property on the State Heritage Database and review the information available
If you would like to provide any additional information or advise of any corrections required to the Inventory form for your property please submit a comment using the Submission form on this web page.
What do I need to do before making a comment on the proposed changes to the Heritage Schedule?
Refer to these documents before making your submission
What is the next stage of the Heritage Schedule Review Project?
Stage 2 of the review will involve progressing a range of new heritage nominations throughout the LGA. There will be further opportunity to comment on the list of proposed new heritage items.