Heritage studies

There are numerous studies that have been carried out over the years on the Inner West Council Area. Below is a list of the most recent and relevant studies.

Main street studies

Main Street Studies for the Business Centres of Haberfield and Summer Hill were carried out in a program to improve the street appearance and quality of buildings. It is a program for retailers, building owners, Council and residents. Although carried out a few years ago, the studies are an invaluable source of information about individual buildings in these business centres.

As part of the study, each building was surveyed data sheets were compiled. The data sheets include information about a building's age, architectural style, present and former uses, whether it appears on any heritage list, how important it is to the general appearance of the street, and a suggested external paint scheme. Some data sheets also feature copies of old photos of the building. All have a photograph of the property. Where appropriate, suggestions for improving building condition are provided. Please note that information on the heritage listing of the properties may not be accurate due to the time this study was carried out. Please refer to Heritage Items for further information.

Our consultants prepared the painting schemes for the area based on heritage colours that would have been used originally on historic buildings. The purpose of the schemes is to encourage owners and tenants to improve their buildings in order to upgrade the area using heritage themes. You do not have to paint your building. However, if and when you want to paint it, you might consider using the recommended schemes


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