Finding out if a property is heritage listed?

There are a number of ways to find out if a property is listed as a heritage item or is within a heritage conservation area, as detailed below.

1. Council's planning instruments contain lists and maps of all heritage items and conservation areas as detailed on the links below.

  • Parramatta City Centre Local Environmental Plan 2007 - Schedule 5
  • Parramatta Local Environmental Plan 2011- Schedule 5
Local Heritage

A locally significant building in North Parramatta built c1885

Local Heritage

One of a group of locally listed heritage buildings in Harris Park built c 1914

2. A Section 149 Planning Certificate will identify if a property is heritage listed or is located within a heritage conservation area. These certificates can be issued by Council for a small fee.

Method of identifying heritage items and conservation areas

Heritage items and conservation areas have been identified through various heritage studies undertaken by Council since the 1990’s. The items identified were then listed in Council’s planning instruments after a public consultation process.

Local Heritage

A pair of old colonial Georgian cottages, built in the 1860s, a local heritage item representative of 19th century buildings being rare in Parramatta.

Female Orphan School

The former Female Orphan School, built between 1813 and 1818 on the site of the present day Parramatta Campus of the University of Western Sydney, is listed as an item of State significance and is also on the State Heritage Register.

The studies undertaken have demonstrated the heritage values and significance of items and conservation areas in accordance with the NSW State Government’s strict criteria for listing.

Last updated on 17 May 2016