Heritage conservation

Heritage conservation

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.

Heritage floor space scheme

This scheme encourages conserving heritage buildings in the city centre.

Heritage conservation areas

A series of maps outlining where heritage buildings sit in our City.

Heritage works without consent

To make it easier to maintain and repair heritage properties certain development may be carried out without the need for development consent.

Heritage studies

We undertake these studies to ensure heritage items are appropriately conserved.

King Street and Enmore Road paint scheme

Keeping the colour in one of our most colourful neighbourhoods.


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.

2014 workshops

In March, ABC TV's Quentin Dempster launched the 2014 workshop series that will offer advice on conservation techniques and sustainable conservation management. Ranging in subject matter from design to paint, roofing and plastering, there will be 10 workshops on offer.

Shortly after the launch, the NSW Government announced the imminent sale of rental properties in Millers Point. The workshop series will not be presented until the status of these properties and their occupants has been determined.


Last updated: Monday, 12 May 2014