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Department of Planning & Environment

Design Guide for Heritage

The Design Guide for Heritage outlines principles to guide a broad range of design work in heritage places in NSW.

The Design Guide for Heritage offers a resource to help ensure we have good design in heritage places. This is a shared responsibility, with many shared benefits. This guide will assist owners, architects, consultants and builders who are working on the buildings, sites and precincts that contribute to our heritage. It will help government, organisations and members of the community to understand the value and opportunity in our existing built environment, and outlines the steps to ensure that our heritage places are conserved, maintained and enhanced through good design.

Developed as a collaboration between the Government Architect NSW and the Heritage Council of NSW, the guide draws on earlier publications developed by the Australian Institute of Architects NSW Chapter and Heritage Council of NSW. This guide incorporates material from the previous documents, and supplements them with further information.

The Design Guide for Heritage is complemented by a set of case studies, which show how principles of good design have been applied across a wide range of heritage contexts, scales and building types to meet a variety of briefs and requirements.


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Key dates and other information
Exhibition Commences 18/05/2018
Exhibition Concludes 17/08/2018
Type Policies
Local Government Area Statewide
Relevant Hyperlink http://http://www.governmentarchitect.nsw.gov.au/guidance/draft-design-guide-for-heritage