When you are proposing to change an old place you may need to prepare a statement of heritage impact. The statement explains how your changes to that place will maintain what makes the place special. The statement will also present your case to Council to approve changes to an old place.
A statement of heritage impact may be required for changes proposed to:
- a heritage item listed on the local environmental plan (LEP);
- places located within a heritage conservation area;
- places nearby to a heritage item or older buildings in a heritage conservation area;
- unlisted properties that are over 50 years of age and considered to be of heritage significance; or
- demolish a building which contributes to the heritage significance of the Bathurst Region.
Where Council is of the opinion that the proposal may impact on the significance of that building or site or its streetscape or setting the statement will be required to assess the extent to which the carrying out of the proposal would affect the heritage significance of the property concerned.
Council has prepared a template guide to assist in the preparation of statements of heritage impact.
The NSW Heritage Division's Statement of Heritage Impact guidelines can be downloaded here.