New Uses for Heritage Places
Guidelines for the adaptation of historic buildings and sites
The guidelines provide information about the legislative context for the adaptation of heritage buildings, explain the policies that guide adaptation projects and provide information about how statutory authorities assess such applications. A checklist for applicants and assessors is provided.
- 1 January 2008
- Heritage Office
In New South Wales, the community has
identified many places that it values and
wants to retain for the enjoyment of future
generations. There are now over 20,000
heritage listed buildings in NSW and about
200 conservation areas, heritage building
groups or precincts.
Many of our heritage buildings were built for a
use that no longer exists today. If we want to
conserve these buildings, then viable new uses
must be found that retain and sustain them into
the future. Redundant buildings are vulnerable
to neglect, decay and eventually demolition.