Approval to Undertake Works on Heritage Properties and Places - New South Wales

Description

You will require this approval if you intend to undertake works on a premises or area that is listed on the State Heritage Register or affected by an interim heritage order. This work includes but is not limited to:

  • full or partial demolition, alterations, extensions, building or developing new structures
  • creating subdivisions
  • removing significant vegetation
  • disturbing relics or historical landscapes
  • undertaking works on interiors.

Please bear in mind that all modifications must be conducted in accordance with minimum standards for maintenance and repair described in the Regulations.

Depending on the nature of the works you intend to undertake, you may be required to provide written notification to the Agency prior to submitting an application for approval. If you intend to undertake only maintenance or other minor works, you may be exempt from this requirement, or from the requirement to receive approval.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this approval, you must:

  • be the owner of the item or piece of land or have consent of the owner
  • include a statement of heritage impact in your application.

You may also be required to notify the Agency of the works you intend to undertake prior to applying for approval.

Duration

As specified

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $150.00

Work to a private owner-occupied house up to $100,000. Fees for 2022-23

Apply Application All $300.00

Other projects up to $100,000. Fees for 2022-23

Apply Application All -

Projects between $100,000 - $500,000:

  • $400 plus $25 for each additional $100,000 or part $100,000 over $100,000.
Fees for 2022-23
Apply Application All -

Projects between $500,000 - $1,000,000:

  • $500 plus $100 for each $100,000 or part $100,000 over $500,000.
Fees for 2022-23
Apply Application All -

Projects between $1 million - $2 million:

  • $1,000 plus $50 for each $100,000 or part $100,000 over $1 million.
Fees for 2022-23
Apply Application All -

Projects between $2 million - $5 million:

  • $1,500 plus $33.33 for each $100,000 or part $100,000 over $2 million.
Fees for 2022-23
Apply Application All -

Projects between $5 million - $10 million:

  • $2,500 plus $10 for each $100,000 or part $100,000 over $5 million.
Fees for 2022-23
Apply Application All -

Projects over $10 million:

  • $3,000 plus $10 for each additional $100,000 or part $100,000 over $10 million.
Fees for 2022-23

Act(s) name

Heritage Act 1977 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Heritage Regulation 2012 New South Wales

Application process

Apply

Before proceeding with the application, you should go to the online heritage database to search the State Heritage Register to confirm the status of your heritage place.

You can use the Heritage Management System (HMS) to:

  • lodge, pay and track your Heritage Act applications and permits online
  • search heritage information across NSW on an interactive map.

Administering agency

Department of Planning and Environment

Environment, Energy and Science Group

Heritage Division

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.