Strathfield Council provides a free heritage advisory service to owners of heritage properties in the Strathfield Local Government Area.

The purpose of introducing a free heritage advisory service is to ensure that the quality of advice given to owners of heritage properties is of a standard that would ensure that heritage properties within the Strathfield Local Government Area maintain their heritage significance. Providing free heritage advisory services may also reduce the overall cost of conservation work, making conservation work more feasible for owners of heritage properties and thus providing a conservation incentive.

Eligible Applicants

Eligible applicants include owners of properties listed as a Heritage Item, within a Heritage Conservation Area or within the vicinity of a Heritage Item or a Heritage Conservation Area under the Strathfield Local Environmental Plan (LEP) and/or draft Local Environmental Plan.

Provision of Assistance

To receive the free heritage advisory service, please contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on 9748 9999.

Advice from Council's heritage advisor is to be restricted to a one hour appointment. During the appointment, applicants will be advised on how the heritage significance of a property or conservation area can be best maintained or enhanced through renovations or restoration works and how Council will assess such development applications.

Requirements

Free heritage advice will be given for conservation work provided the following requirements are complied with:

The property is within the Strathfield Municipal Council area.

  • The property is listed as a Heritage Item, is in a Heritage Conservation Area or is within the immediate surrounding area of a Heritage Item or Heritage Conservation Area under the Strathfield Local Environmental Plan (LEP) and/or draft LEP.
  • Where alterations or additions are proposed, schematic plans of the proposal have been completed (ie rough drawings that indicate basic ideas).
  • Where possible, appointments are to be arranged for different owners seeking heritage advice on the same day.

To apply, please complete the application form and return the form to Strathfield Council.  Council will contact you shortly after to discuss your application.