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Heritage Studies and Plans

The Wingecarribee Heritage Study 1991


Cover image - Wingecarribee Heritage SurveyThe original study for the Wingecarribee Shire was commissioned in 1990 by the Heritage Council of NSW, the Department of Planning and Wingecarribee Shire Council and was undertaken by JRC Planning Services. This study examined the heritage of the Wingecarribee Shire, provided recommendations about the conservation and management of heritage and recommended a list of heritage items, which were subsequently listed in the Local Environmental Plan (LEP) of the day: the Wingecarribee LEP 1989.


Volume 1 (comprising Introduction, Historical Context, Overview of Heritage Resources and Assessment of Significance, and Heritage Conservation Strategy) of the study can be accessed from the links below. It has been broken into 4 parts for ease of downloading.


Wingecarribee Heritage Study 1991 - Vol. 1 - Part 1 of 4 (3.96MB, PDF)

Wingecarribee Heritage Study 1991 - Vol. 1 - Part 2 of 4 (3.97MB, PDF)

Wingecarribee Heritage Study 1991 - Vol. 1 - Part 3 of 4 (3.95MB, PDF)

Wingecarribee Heritage Study 1991 - Vol. 1 - Part 4 of 4 (1.89MB, PDF)



The Wingecarribee Heritage Survey


In early 2008, Council embarked on a project to investigate the heritage significance of approximately 700 new buildings and places within the Wingecarribee Shire as potential new heritage items.

These sites had been identified for further investigation through earlier heritage studies and reports, through Land Use Applications received by Council, by Council’s heritage advisor and planners, and nomination by members of the local community.

Council engaged heritage consultants to research each identified site and to evaluate its heritage significance. The consultants have recommended that nearly 400 of the investigated properties be made heritage items under the Wingecarribee Local Environmental Plan (WLEP) 2010.

Council resolved on 8 February 2012 to notify the owners of these identified properties to inform them of the consultants’ findings and to provide an opportunity for them to discuss the implications of heritage listing with Council officers. These notifications and consultations commenced in February 2012.

In July 2012 Council, at its Ordinary Meeting of 11 July 2012, resolved to defer a decision on this report pending further consultation with owners.
Further consultations and requests for feedback were undertaken with property owners and these were reported to Council on 28 November 2012. Council resolved to heritage list Council owned and controlled properties and those whose owners support heritage listing and this is being advanced through the Heritage Items Planning Proposal (see below). The other properties have been deferred pending the preparation of a comprehensive Heritage Assistance and Education Programme for the Shire. 


Refer to the Council Agendas & Minutes section of this website for access to the full reports and minutes from the aforementioned Council Meetings.   



The Heritage Items Planning Proposal (2015) - Wingecarribee Local Environmental Plan 2010 (Amendment No. 40)


In 2014, a Planning Proposal was prepared to add the new heritage items to the list of existing heritage items in Schedule 5 of the WLEP 2010. On 10 March 2017 Amendment No. 40 to Wingecarribee Local Environmental Plan 2010 commenced which added over 80 new heritage items.  Details about the Planning Proposal can be accessed here (internal link), a copy of the Amendment can be accessed here, and the updated version of the Wingecarribee Local Environmental Plan 2010 can be accessed from the Legislation NSW website.



Heritage Strategy 2014-2017


As part of Council's acceptance of State Government funding under the Local Government Heritage Management Program, Council has prepared and adopted a 4 year heritage strategy a copy of which may be accessed here (259kB, PDF).



More information


For more information on heritage matters, contact Council's Strategic Planning section on:
Telephone: (02) 4868-0888
Email: heritage@wsc.nsw.gov.au

Last Updated: October 19th, 2017
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