Change an item on the state heritage register or under an interim heritage order

To cut red tape and reduce assessment timeframes, the Heritage Council of NSW has delegated a range of functions to the City of Sydney.

Project Status: When you need to do this

What you need to do

State heritage works applications

Complete the state heritage works application online for fast track and standard approvals. Our ePlanning smart form will direct you down the correct pathway.

Fast track pathway

Fast track works approvals under section 60 apply to minor works.

To be eligible, the proposal must relate to works that: 

  • will have little or no adverse impact on the heritage significance of the item
  • have an estimated cost under $150,000.

The fast track pathway can’t be used to obtain heritage approval following an integrated development application determination. 

Standard pathway 

Standard works approvals under section 60 are for activities and works that:

  • have or may have a moderate or greater impact on the heritage significance of the item in the opinion of the Heritage Council or its delegate
  • have an estimated cost over $150,000.

This is the pathway for heritage approvals following determination of an integrated development application.

Modifications to approved works

A modification of approval can be lodged online using our ePlanning service but only if you were the original applicant of the works application.

Reasons for modification under section 65a may include:

  • minor corrections
  • clarifications
  • amendments
  • additional work.

Before you start

Information and frequently asked questions are available on the Heritage NSW website.