Heritage is an important feature of Strathfield’s built and natural environment. The heritage significance of a place is what makes it special. It can include buildings and places with special historical, cultural, social, architectural, archaeological, natural or aesthetic value.
A heritage item can be a building, work, place, relic, tree, object or archaelogical site. They can include private houses, public buildings, churches and schools, public gardens, trees, shops, bridges, natural areas and memorials.
A heritage conservation area is an area of land of heritage significance. It can include a group of buildings, landscape with particular heritage values that give it a distinct identity. The heritage values can include historical origins, subdivision patterns and consistency of building materials.
The Office of Environment and Heritage provides a Heritage Consultants Directory containing heritage professionals offering a range of consultancy services across NSW metropolitan and regional areas.
Before engaging a consultant, you should always check their suitability for your project requirements. Check their qualifications, membership/s and accreditation, ask about relevant experience and examples of previous work, as well as references from previous clients.
Further enquiries can be directed to Council’s in-house Heritage Advisor by contacting Customer Service on (02) 9748 9999.
It is recommended that prospective applicant’s also visit the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage website.