Sustainable heritage conservation
Are you thinking of restoring or renovating a heritage-listed building or a building in a heritage conservation area?
Do you live in an old house and you're not sure of what changes you can make?
Following our heritage 101 workshop in May 2013, the City of Sydney partnered with leading professional organisations to present detailed practical workshops that will help owners to achieve a high standard of conservation and alterations at a reasonable cost.
From February until April, as part of the 200-year anniversary celebrations at the National Trust Centre, the City of Sydney is presenting a series of 10 workshops in partnership with:
- The National Trust (NSW)
- APT Australasia Chapter
- Australia ICOMOS
- Australian Institute of Architects (NSW)
- Building Limes Forum Australia.
The workshops provide advice on conservation techniques and sustainable conservation management, taking place on Saturdays, starting 7 February.
Follow the links in the table below to find out more about each workshop.
Alternatively, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org with your enquiries.
The 2015 workshop series will be introduced at an information session providing important details about the principles and practices of sustainable heritage conservation at the Harry Jensen Centre, Millers Point on Thursday 5 February at 6pm. This is a free event.
Bookings and enquiries
You can book your place online or you can contact:
02 9258 email@example.com
Workshop presenters are subject specialists, leading practitioners and skilled tradespeople.
Workshops include presentations, demonstrations, site inspections and hands-on activities, and include refreshments and lunch at full day workshops.
|7 February||History and archaeology – meaning and management||National Trust Centre, Millers Point|
|21 February||Planning and heritage in context – managing change to heritage places||National Trust Centre, Millers Point|
|28 February||Understanding and working with lime||National Trust Centre, Millers Point|
|7 March||Exterior applied finishes – technology and application||National Trust Centre, Millers Point|
|14 March||Dealing with damp and re-pointing mortar joints||National Trust Centre, Millers Point|
|21 March||Keeping the water out – roofing and plumbing||National Trust Centre, Millers Point|
|28 March||Understanding and working with wood||All Wood Joinery, Sutherland|
|11 April||Sustainable design||National Trust Centre, Millers Point|
|18 April||Interior plaster, decoration and finishes – part 1 research||National Trust Centre, Millers Point|
|25 April||Interior plaster, decoration and finishes – part 2 conservation||National Trust Centre, Millers Point|
Maintaining our past
There are many beautiful buildings and landmarks within the City of Sydney that need to be treasured for future generations. The City has many systems and projects in place to ensure our rich heritage is preserved.
This scheme encourages conserving heritage buildings in the city centre.
A series of maps outlining where heritage buildings sit in our City.
To make it easier to maintain and repair heritage properties certain development may be carried out without the need for development consent.
We undertake these studies to ensure heritage items are appropriately conserved.
Keeping the colour in one of our most colourful neighbourhoods.
Last updated: Friday, 23 January 2015