The Inner West Council area is unique and rich with items that
contribute to the heritage significance of the Local Government Area
Heritage significance means buildings and places that have special
historical, scientific, cultural, social, archeological, architectural,
natural or aesthetic value.
Heritage sites are classified as either a heritage item or a heritage
conservation area (HCA). If land has been identified as either
containing a heritage item or located within a HCA, then special
heritage planning controls will apply to all development on that land.
All heritage items and conservation areas are listed in Schedule 5 of
the Local Environmental Plan and highlighted on the MLEP 2011 heritage
How can I find out if a property is listed as a heritage item?
You can find out if a property is listed as a heritage item or in a conservation area via the following:
Schedule 5 of the Local Environmental Plan
NSW Planning Portal (under the heritage Planning layer)
NSW Office Environment and Heritage
Each heritage item and conservation area will have an inventory which
provides information as to its significance these can currently be
found at the following links below:
Former Ashfield Council Area
Former Leichhardt Council Area
Former Marrickville Council Area
The heritage inventory provides a clear statement of the heritage significance of each individual site / structure.
Each sheet has been prepared in accordance with guidelines provided
by the Heritage Division of the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage.
Council’s objective in commissioning the heritage inventory sheets is to
increase and enhance the amount of heritage information available to
local owners, residents, Councillors, staff, potential owners /
residents, professionals and stakeholders and the wider public on
existing heritage items and archaeological sites within the