Council takes action to save proposed heritage building in Mittagong

21 February, 2024

The draft Wingecarribee Community Heritage Study underwent community consultation in late 2023, proposing to list some 500 new heritage items and conservation areas across the district. 


Since then, an independent peer review has been commissioned to assure the community of the rigour of this draft Study. 


These proposed heritage places are not yet protected, because the draft Community Heritage Study is just that – a draft – and the community have requested an independent peer review that is expected to be finalised in June 2024.  


The nature of NSW’s private certifications, under the State Government’s Complying Development streamlined approval pathway is that very little notice is required to be provided to neighbours and Council. 


Council is working to prepare Interim Heritage Orders to protect proposed heritage places under threat, while the draft Study is being peer reviewed. 


Council Officers took swift action within the bounds of NSW planning and heritage legislation and the community are requested to be vigilant to protect the Shire’s heritage and proposed heritage places. 


This is about Council and residents working together in a culture of civic collaboration to protect our heritage places and proposed heritage places, despite the difficult relationship with the State Government’s streamlined approval pathways.