Brian Fuller, Heritage Convenor, Bulletin 5/2021   July 2021

The State Government has called for public submissions in relation to the proposed review of the NSW Heritage Act 1977. Submissions are to respond to a Discussion Paper, so at this stage there are no draft amendments to the legislation.

The Society believes that the Discussion Paper does not go far enough in its commentary to support legislation that meets the needs of a community seeking a holistic recognition of all our heritage alongside sustainable and creative environments in which to live and work.

It also seems to restrict itself to State listed items only, while continuing to ignore the greater number of locally listed items and Heritage Conservation Areas. In the case of Glebe and elsewhere, all items of heritage contribution must be protected by the same legislation.

Read the Society’s full submission.