Draft Wollongong City Centre Heritage Study

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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 has now prepared a Draft Wollongong City Centre Heritage Study 2021 to investigate the unique character and history of the City Centre.

Find out more:

The Study was reported to Council on the 31st of May 2021 and Council resolved to prepare a draft Planning Proposal for public exhibition. The Report has recommended additional local heritage items in the City Centre for listing on the Wollongong Local Environmental Plan 2009. The full report and minutes can be accessed via this link:

Share your thoughts:
The next step is for Council request Gateway Determination from the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment to enable formal exhibition of the Planning Proposal to add any additional heritage items to Schedule 5 of the Wollongong Local Environmental Plan 2009.

Whilst comments on the draft Wollongong City Centre Heritage Study will happily be received and considered at this stage, the formal exhibition process will not commence until after Gateway Determination is received.

You can use the feedback form

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

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

What happens next:

Items recommended for listing in the Draft Study will be subject to a separate process for consideration and additional public consultation opportunities will be included as part of this process.

This page will continue to be updated to provide further information in relation to the progression of the draft Wollongong City Centre Heritage Study, and the draft Planning Proposal Council has resolved to exhibit following Gateway Determination.

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 has now prepared a Draft Wollongong City Centre Heritage Study 2021 to investigate the unique character and history of the City Centre.

Find out more:

The Study was reported to Council on the 31st of May 2021 and Council resolved to prepare a draft Planning Proposal for public exhibition. The Report has recommended additional local heritage items in the City Centre for listing on the Wollongong Local Environmental Plan 2009. The full report and minutes can be accessed via this link:

Share your thoughts:
The next step is for Council request Gateway Determination from the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment to enable formal exhibition of the Planning Proposal to add any additional heritage items to Schedule 5 of the Wollongong Local Environmental Plan 2009.

Whilst comments on the draft Wollongong City Centre Heritage Study will happily be received and considered at this stage, the formal exhibition process will not commence until after Gateway Determination is received.

You can use the feedback form

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

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

What happens next:

Items recommended for listing in the Draft Study will be subject to a separate process for consideration and additional public consultation opportunities will be included as part of this process.

This page will continue to be updated to provide further information in relation to the progression of the draft Wollongong City Centre Heritage Study, and the draft Planning Proposal Council has resolved to exhibit following Gateway Determination.