Planning controls apply to heritage items

Certain restrictions and additional development controls apply to alterations and additions to a heritage item.

A listed heritage item may not be demolished, except in very unusual circumstances, but can be altered or extended. If new development is proposed on a site containing a heritage-listed building, certain planning controls that would otherwise apply (for example, on the use of a building, the area of the new development, and parking requirements) may be relaxed, as long as the listed item is conserved.

Part 5.10 Heritage Conservation of the Fairfield LEP outlines development restrictions to heritage items and development in proximity of heritage items.

Appendix G – Heritage and Development of the Fairfield City Wide Development Control Plan 2013 contains guidelines to assist owners of heritage listed properties and those in the vicinity of such properties when thinking about maintenance, renovation and building works.