Heritage Conservation Areas

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What is a heritage conservation area?

A heritage conservation area (HCA) is an area recognised and valued for its special historical and aesthetic character. Important elements that contribute to the heritage significance of a HCA include the architectural style of buildings, fences, trees and gardens.

HCAs protect not just single homes but whole areas from inappropriate development.

Is my property in a HCA?

Get a Section 10.7 Planning Certificate (pdf. 334KB) from Council for confirmation.

Identify yourself using our online mapping tool (Maps->Planning->Heritage)

How to use web map

Find out if your property is a heritage item or within a heritage conservation area:

  • Click the link to online mapping.
  • Click the search button tab.
  • Select property and then address from the drop down menu.
  • Complete the address detail and select find address.
  • When the map appears for the specified address, click the maps tab and select planning and then heritage from the drop down menu.
  • The heritage map should then be displayed with the corresponding legend.

Is my property being considered for inclusion in a HCA?

To find out the status of planning proposals with potential heritage conservation areas in Ku-ring-gai please visit the Department of Planning and Environment’s Local Plan Making Tracking System.

How was my area identified as a HCA?

The HCAs were originally identified by the National Trust in a State wide survey in 1992. From the late 1990s to early 2000s, Council received a number of petitions from residents requesting Council to review the areas identified by the National Trust as potential conservation areas managed by Council.

From 2001 to 2005, Council commissioned heritage consultants to review the areas identified by the National Trust. The heritage reviews were widely exhibited but Council did not have authority to proceed with exhibiting a draft plan at the time.

In 2008 Council engaged a consultant to assess heritage significant areas within the local centres.

In 2010 Council reviewed areas outside the local centres again to determine the integrity and amount of change that had occurred. The heritage consultants recommended some areas still warranted management as broad conservation areas and some areas did not. Council exhibited the reviews in 2011 and exhibited a draft plan in 2012. Agreement was reached and gazettal of the draft plans were made on 5 July 2013.

Heritage Conservation Area by suburb (north to south)

Wahroonga

C4 Mahratta Conservation Area (KLEP 2015) (pdf. 69KB)

Wahroonga and Warrawee

C2 Heydon Avenue Warrawee / Woodville Avenue Wahroonga Conservation Area (KLEP 2015) (pdf. 95KB)

C1 Wahroonga Conservation Area (KLEP 2015) (pdf. 113KB)

Warrawee

C3 Warrawee Conservation Area (KLEP 2015) (pdf. 93KB)

Warrawee/Turramurra

C5 Laurel Avenue / King Street Conservation Area (KLEP (LC) 2012) (pdf. 64KB)

Turramurra

C46 Bobbin Head Road Conservation Area (KLEP (LC) 2012) (pdf. 61KB)

C40 Hillview Conservation Area (KLEP (LC) 2012) (pdf. 57KB)

C6 Ku-ring-gai Avenue Conservation Area (pdf. 95KB)

Pymble

C46 Athol Conservation Area (pdf. 61KB)

C9 Fernwalk Conservation Area (pdf. 81KB)

C43 Mona Vale Road Conservation Area (pdf. 85KB)

C10 Orinoco Street Conservation Area (pdf. 74KB)

C7 Park Estate Conservation Area (pdf. 82KB)

C11 Pymble Avenue Conservation Area (pdf. 72KB)

C8 Pymble Heights Conservation Area (pdf. 81KB)

C44 Telegraph Road Conservation Area (pdf. 107KB)

Gordon

C12 Gordondale Estate Conservation Area (pdf. 64KB)

C17 Gordon Park Conservation Area (pdf. 56KB)

C15 Gordon Park Estate McIntoshAnsell Grant Conservation Area (pdf. 80KB)

C13 Roberts Grant Conservation Area (pdf. 78KB)

C39 Robert Street / Khartoum Avenue Conservation Area (pdf. 69KB)

C16 St Johns Avenue Conservation Area (pdf. 86KB)

C18 Yarabah Avenue Conservation Area (pdf. 63KB)

Gordon and Killara

C14 Love Estate Thorne Oatley Grant Conservation Area (pdf. 105KB)

C19 Smith Grant Conservation Area (pdf. 86KB)

Killara

C20 Greengate Estate Conservation Area (pdf. 92KB)

C23 Lynwood Avenue Conservation Area (pdf. 87KB)

C24 Marian Street Conservation Area (pdf. 69KB)

C21 Springdale Conservation Area (pdf. 124KB)

Killara and Lindfield

C22 Crown Blocks Conservation Area (pdf. 109KB)

C26 Oliver Grant Conservation Area (pdf. 87KB)

C25 Stanhope Road Conservation Area (pdf. 81KB)

Lindfield

C29 Balfour Street Highfield Road Conservation Area (pdf. 66KB)

C27 Blenheim Road Conservation Area (pdf. 79KB)

C30 Lindfield West Conservation Area (pdf. 89KB)

C42 Middle Harbour Road Lindfield Conservation Area (pdf. 88KB)

C31 Trafalgar Avenue Conservation Area (pdf. 67KB)

C28 Wolseley Road Conservation Area (pdf. 67KB)

Lindfield and Roseville

C32 Clanville Conservation Area (pdf. 125KB)

Roseville

C34 Archbold Farms Conservation Area (pdf. 94KB)

C33 Earl of Carnarvon Conservation Area (pdf. 103KB)

C37 Garden of Roseville Estate Conservation Area (pdf. 86KB)

C36 Lord Street / Bancroft Avenue Conservation Area (pdf. 76KB)

C38 Shirley Road Conservation Area (pdf. 83KB)

C35 The Grove Conservation Area (pdf. 79KB)

Ku-ring-gai Local Centres Development Control Plan (pdf. 4MB) - refer to Part 19G