Your feedback on a proposal to change the formula for calculating heritage floor space awards for certain buildings

We plan to amend the Sydney Development Control Plan 2012 for this proposed change.

Project Status: Closed

Public consultation period to

We invite your feedback on proposed changes to heritage floor space controls for Central Sydney.

The heritage floor space scheme  encourages the conservation and maintenance of historic buildings in Central Sydney.

This proposal changes the formula for calculating heritage floor space for non-rateable buildings to be the same as the current formula for rateable buildings. Non-rateable buildings don’t pay Council rates, for example churches, synagogues and other places of worship.

This proposal will further incentivise the conservation of non-rateable buildings and increase the supply of heritage floor space.


Council and Central Sydney Planning Committee resolutionsPDF · 280.73 KB · Last modified
Report to Council – Heritage floor space amendmentPDF · 352.06 KB · Last modified

Next steps

After the exhibition period, we will consider all submissions and report the results to Council. If Council approves the changes, the development control plan  will then be finalised.

How you can give feedback

Consultation closes at 5pm on Thursday 17 November.

Feedback may be published in publicly available reports at the end of consultation period. Your name or organisation’s name may appear in these reports with your feedback attributed. If you would like your feedback to be kept confidential, please let us know when making your submission.