Draft Planning Proposal Wollongong City Centre Heritage

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Council has an ongoing role in managing and conserving natural and cultural heritage sites throughout our local government area, including the City Centre. There are currently 42 items listed as heritage items within our City Centre.

In September 2020 Council endorsed and adopted the Wollongong City Centre Urban Design Framework. The Framework noted that additional character buildings that play an important role in demonstrating Wollongong’s History should be investigated for potential heritage listings.

Council subsequently prepared and adopted the Wollongong City Centre Heritage Study 2021 which investigates the unique character and history of the City Centre.

The Draft City Centre Heritage Study was reported to Council on the 31 May 2021 and Council resolved to prepare a draft Planning Proposal for public exhibition. This proposal recommends listing additional local heritage items in the City Centre.

Council has now received Gateway Determination from the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment to commence formal exhibition of the Planning Proposal to add 19 additional local heritage items to Schedule 5 of the Wollongong Local Environmental Plan 2009.

Find out more

Read the FAQs and the following in the Document Library:

Share your thoughts:

Anyone is encouraged to provide feedback about the proposed additional heritage listings and comment on any specific items within the City Centre. If you are a Property Owner that will be affected by a proposed heritage listing, you will have received a letter from Council advising you what steps to take to make a submission.

You can use the feedback form or upload a submission.

Send an email to engagement@wollongong.nsw.gov.au or phone (02) 4227 7111.

Write to: Locked Bag 8821 Wollongong DC NSW 2500

What happens next:

Following the close of the public exhibition period, a report on all feedback received will be prepared for Council to consider.

The Draft Planning Proposal will then be finalised and provided to the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment. Schedule 5 of the Wollongong LEP 2009 will be amended to include any recommended additional heritage items.

Please read Council's Privacy Notification before providing your feedback.

Feedback closes 24 September 2021.

Council has an ongoing role in managing and conserving natural and cultural heritage sites throughout our local government area, including the City Centre. There are currently 42 items listed as heritage items within our City Centre.

In September 2020 Council endorsed and adopted the Wollongong City Centre Urban Design Framework. The Framework noted that additional character buildings that play an important role in demonstrating Wollongong’s History should be investigated for potential heritage listings.

Council subsequently prepared and adopted the Wollongong City Centre Heritage Study 2021 which investigates the unique character and history of the City Centre.

The Draft City Centre Heritage Study was reported to Council on the 31 May 2021 and Council resolved to prepare a draft Planning Proposal for public exhibition. This proposal recommends listing additional local heritage items in the City Centre.

Council has now received Gateway Determination from the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment to commence formal exhibition of the Planning Proposal to add 19 additional local heritage items to Schedule 5 of the Wollongong Local Environmental Plan 2009.

Find out more

Read the FAQs and the following in the Document Library:

Share your thoughts:

Anyone is encouraged to provide feedback about the proposed additional heritage listings and comment on any specific items within the City Centre. If you are a Property Owner that will be affected by a proposed heritage listing, you will have received a letter from Council advising you what steps to take to make a submission.

You can use the feedback form or upload a submission.

Send an email to engagement@wollongong.nsw.gov.au or phone (02) 4227 7111.

Write to: Locked Bag 8821 Wollongong DC NSW 2500

What happens next:

Following the close of the public exhibition period, a report on all feedback received will be prepared for Council to consider.

The Draft Planning Proposal will then be finalised and provided to the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment. Schedule 5 of the Wollongong LEP 2009 will be amended to include any recommended additional heritage items.

Please read Council's Privacy Notification before providing your feedback.

Feedback closes 24 September 2021.

Consultation has concluded
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    Council received Gateway Determination from the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment and undertook formal exhibition of the Planning Proposal to add 19 additional local heritage items to Schedule 5 of the Wollongong Local Environmental Plan 2009.

    The formal public exhibition period for the draft planning proposal closed on the 24 September 2021. All submissions received are currently being considered by Council’s Heritage Staff.

    Due to the Local Government Elections held on 4 December 2021, this report will not be considered by Council until early 2022.

    If you'd like to see the proposal and other documents as exhibited, they are available here