Your say on protecting our history

From the ‘I have a dream’ mural in Newtown to WW1 widows’ housing in Tempe and more, Council is asking community members to have their say on a proposal to protect new heritage items and areas.

Council had identified 75 additional Heritage Items and two new Heritage Conservation Areas following the completion of a series of studies by independent heritage experts.

Items as diverse as the ‘I have a dream’ mural, electricity substations, a Quarry Master’s residence, WW1 widows’ housing, a Victorian Italianate style villa, a Federation Arts and Crafts style house, a sandstone stonemason’s cottage, the iconic ‘Beynon and Hayward’ building on Livingstone Road Petersham, Victorian-era corner shops and a Federation warehouse.

Inner West Council Administrator Richard Pearson said the area’s heritage is of great importance to Council and its community and urged residents to have their say on the proposal.

“What I love most about this is the diversity of items and areas we’re seeking the community’s views on protecting - from two new heritage conservation areas, to iconic street art, to mature Eucalyptus trees and so much more. I think it’s a great representation of the eclectic nature of our area, and a reminder that our history isn’t only defined by churches and town halls,” said Mr Pearson.

Council is proposing to make amendments to the Marrickville Local Environmental Plan (MLEP) 2011 and Development Control Plan (MDCP) 2011 to:

• Include the 75 additional Heritage Items
• Include the 2 new Heritage Conservation Areas
• Amend the existing listing of 1 Heritage Item
• Expand 3 existing Heritage Conservation Areas

New South Wales has two main types of heritage listings known as heritage items and conservation areas. Heritage listings flag that a place or object has heritage significance and puts in place planning rules to manage impacts on them.

Community members are encouraged to submit their feedback via Council’s online community engagement hub www.yoursayinnerwest.com.au. Submissions close 5pm on Thursday 4 August.

For print quality photos of heritage items and areas, contact the Communication team.

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Page last updated: 12 Nov 2018