Historic images

Historic images

Historic images for hoardings and scaffolding covers

Historic images are required to be used on temporary structures surrounding heritage building developments or located in heritage conservation areas of significance (refer to the hoardings and scaffolding guidelines).

To help you meet this requirement, we have prepared a hoarding design template you may use, available as an InDesign file. This template can be populated with historic images, either from preselected images curated by the City or your own images of the relevant building or streetscape.

The use of this template and the City's curated images is free of charge.

People love reflecting on the past and imagining the future. You can help Sydneysiders to step-back-in-time to reimagine our urban environment with life-size archival images from our City Archives. There's a whole new layer of Sydney just waiting to be discovered.

Lisa Murray, City Historian  

Using the template

The historic hoarding design template creates a standard gallery for historical photographs to be printed and applied to eligible hoardings.

The black frame contains placeholders for both landscape and portrait orientation imagery and a standard style and placement for image citations.

Landscape and portrait images can be placed end-to-end in various combinations to suit a variety of different hoarding dimensions.

You can download the historic images hoarding design template and the guidelines for using the template.

You may also create your own design using your own historic images of the relevant building or streetscape. You will need to submit a copy of your artwork with your temporary structure application.

Selecting historic images 

You can either:

  • choose images from our preselected group, or
  • use your own high resolution historic images of the building or adjacent streetscape, or
  • do your own research and select images from the City Archives website or another archival library.

To view the City's curated images, determine where your development is in the city (refer to the map):

Last updated: Friday, 30 December 2016