Important information if you own or manage a heritage property.

You can use Council’s Shire Maps to identify heritage properties.

You can also search for heritage listings in Schedule 5 of the Sutherland Shire Local Environmental Plan 2015.

More information about heritage items is available in the NSW State Heritage Inventory or the NSW Heritage site.

Council also maintains some records for items that may not be available elsewhere.

Can I develop heritage-listed properties?

If your proposal affects a heritage item then a Statement of Heritage Impact (SOHI) must be prepared by a qualified heritage consultant.

Heritage NSW provides guidelines for the preparation of a SOHI.

Depending on the type of heritage item, the assessment process may include referrals to other government departments.

Aboriginal heritage is protected by law in NSW through two Acts: the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974, and the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.

It is an offence to harm - either knowingly or unknowingly - an Aboriginal object or an Aboriginal Place.

Find out whether your location falls under the Aboriginal heritage high-sensitivity layer and may require an Aboriginal heritage assessment report:

  • Check the location in Shire Maps under Planning (Aboriginal heritage)
  • If the location shows Yellow or Brown then you must contact Council about your planned work.

Your development might also need further archaeological studies, community consultation and/or Aboriginal Heritage Impact permits from Heritage NSW.

You can call Council’s Heritage Specialist on 02 9710 0181 or email