Guidelines for Infill Development in the Historic Environment

These guidelines provide information on the legislative context for infill design and outline six key criteria that are used in assessing development applications for new buildings affecting a heritage item or within a conservation area. They also provide information on how statutory authorities assess these applications.

Date
1 June 2005
Publisher
Heritage Office
Type
Heritage publications, Publication, Guideline
Status
Final
Cost
Free
Language
English
Tags
  • ISBN 1-87641-5940
  • File PDF 1.4MB
  • Pages 44
  • Name design-in-context-guidelines-for-infill-development-historic-environment.pdf

The community has identified many places that it values and wishes to keep for the enjoyment of future generations. There are now over 20,000 listed buildings in New South Wales and about 200 conservation areas, heritage groups or precincts.

An important aspect of any good design is to understand the context of a place and respond to it. Heritage items are a response to their cultural, social, historical, political, economic and physical environments. Similarly, new development affecting an established and valued setting such as a conservation area should understand and respond to that place in a positive way that is of its own time.