New design guide puts heritage in front of mind

The Heritage Council of NSW has released a draft design guide intended to make it easier to manage heritage design works.

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Heritage Council of NSW chair, Stephen Davies said the guide provides heritage industry professionals, heritage owners, urban planners and developers with up to date advice on managing heritage design works.

The draft guide was released at the NSW Heritage Forum at the University of Technology, Sydney today.

“This Design Guide for Heritage has been created to help those who own, regulate, oversee or are working to develop heritage items,” Mr Davies said.

“It will help them understand how to protect the heritage and context of heritage projects, while ensuring an ongoing commitment to good design.

“It will encourage anyone working with heritage items and places to carefully and appropriately use good design.

“This will ensure any new work protects heritage significance and safeguards the character and experience of historic places.

“This guide puts our state’s heritage squarely at the forefront of thinking, planning and designing,” he said.

This publication is part of the NSW Government Architect’s ‘Better Placed’ suite of documents, which was developed to provide over-arching design policy for NSW.

The partnership with the Office of the Government Architect NSW was intended to ensure best practice outcomes for industry and communities.

cover imageThe Draft Design Guide for Heritage is now on public exhibition so community members and industry stakeholders can have their say on what it should include to ensure heritage is protected for future generations.

Submissions close Friday 17 August 2018.

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About the NSW Heritage Forum

The NSW Heritage Forum is an industry event hosted by the Office of Environment and Heritage and supported by the Heritage Council of NSW.

The forum, being held at the University of Technology, Sydney, from Thursday 17 to Friday 18 May 2018, consists of a series of workshops and training sessions designed to enhance best practice for heritage advisors, local government planners and managers, heritage consultants, state government asset managers / heritage officers, architects and planners.

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