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.

Date
1 January 2008
Publisher
Heritage Office
Type
Publication
Status
Final
Cost
Free
Language
English
  • ISBN 1-92112-1130
  • File PDF 4.8MB
  • Pages 52
  • Name new-uses-for-heritage-places-guidelines-for-historic-buildings-sites-adaptation.pdf

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.