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.
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 is partnering with leading professional bodies to provide detailed workshops to help owners achieve a high standard of sustainable conservation.
In March, ABC TV's Quentin Dempster launched the 2014 workshop series that offer practical advice on conservation techniques and sustainable conservation management.
The program, outlined below, will be developed in response to feedback from participants and demand. For more information or to provide comment, please contact the APT Australasia Chapter convenor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|12 April||Designing for sustainable change||Australian Institute of Architects NSW Chapter||Anne Warr, Caroline Pidcock and Murray Brown|
|17 May||History and archaeology – meaning and management||APT Australasia Chapter||Dr Mac North|
|24 May||Exterior applied finishes – technology and application||APT Australasia Chapter||Donald Ellsmore, APT convenor|
|31 May||Keeping the water out – roofing and plumbing||APT Australasia Chapter||Anne Warr|
|7 June||Dealing with damp||APT Australasia Chapter||David Young|
|14 June||Repointing mortar joints||APT Australasia Chapter||David Young|
|21 June||Understanding and working with lime||Building Limes Forum Australia||Jacqui Goddard|
|28 June||Planning and heritage in context – managing change to heritage places||Australia ICOMOS||Mary Knaggs, A ICOMOS traditional trades working group|
|5 July||Interior decoration and finishes – research and conservation||APT Australasia Chapter||Donald Ellsmore, APT convenor|
|TBA||Plastering and plaster conservation||APT Australasia Chapter in conjunction with Westox||Barrie Cooper, Westox|
Last updated: Monday, 7 April 2014