Council has identified over 350 items of local heritage in the Bellingen Local Environmental Plan 2010. Development that impacts upon a heritage item usually requires development consent, however certain minor or maintenance works can be endorsed via a separate process.

These Fact Sheets provide guidance to help landowners manage heritage properties and cover a range of common questions regarding what approvals are required, and best practice techniques for roofing, fencing and repainting . Council also retains the services of a Heritage Advisor who can provide expert advice where required, and runs an annual Local Heritage Assistance Fund that provides small grants for heritage maintenance projects. 

Fact Sheets

1. Consent Requirements.pdf(PDF, 417KB)

2. Fences.pdf(PDF, 2MB)

3. Roofing.pdf(PDF, 2MB)

4. Colour Schemes for Historic Buildings.pdf(PDF, 2MB)

Want to undertake Minor works or Maintenance of a Heritage item or within a Heritage Conservation Area?

Please complete the Minor Works or Maintenance of A Heritage Item or Within a Heritage Conservation Area form found on our forms page.