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Heritage Listed Properties
A heritage item is a building, work, place, relic, tree, object or archaeological site that has historical significance. There are over 200 heritage items in the Cessnock Local Government Area (LGA). Heritage items are listed as being of either State or Local Significance. Most of the heritage items in the Cessnock LGA are of Local Significance.
The NSW StateHeritage Inventory contains information on why a particular item is heritage listed. The Inventory sheets are useful if you need to prepare a Development Application which affects a heritage item.
To check whether your property is a heritage item, search Schedule 5 Environmental Heritage of Council’s Local Environmental Plan 2011. Alternatively, you can purchase a 149 Planning Certificate from Council. A 149 Planning Certificate provides information on the planning controls on a parcel of land.
Heritage Conservation Areas
A Heritage Conservation Area is an area that contains many different elements which collectively have heritage significance. Important elements which can contribute to the significance of a conservation area include the style of building, streetscape and trees. Heritage Conservation Areas protect whole areas, rather than just a single building.
Heritage Conservation Areas are mapped in the Cessnock Local Environmental Plan 2011. There are two Heritage Conservation areas in the Cessnock Local Government Area:
- The Great North Road, Sawyers Gully
- Wollombi Village
To check whether your property is in a Heritage Conservation Area , search Schedule 5 Environmental Heritage of Council’s Local Environmental Plan 2011. Alternatively, you can purchase a 149 Planning Certificate from Council. A 149 Planning Certificate provides information on the planning controls on a parcel of land.