Great Lakes Heritage Study
Heritage Advisory Committee
In partnership with the NSW Heritage Branch and the local community, Council has prepared a heritage study.
Adopted in 2007, the Great Lakes Heritage Study identifies existing and potential heritage items and heritage conservation areas for the Great Lakes.
The aims of the study are to:
conserve the heritage significance of the natural and built environment and to ensure new development is in keeping with existing heritage values;
to provide guidance for development in relation to heritage items and heritage conservation areas (existing and proposed); and
to encourage an understanding of heritage significance and promote the conservation of heritage within the Great Lakes.
To download a copy of the study click on the link above. Alternatively, copies of the study are available for purchase at Council's Administration Building, Forster or upon request at Council's District Office, Stroud.
Heritage Datasheets have been prepared for all existing and proposed heritage items and heritage conservation areas in Draft Great Lakes LEP 2012 in accordance with the NSW Heritage Office guidelines. These have been grouped by location where possible:
Existing and Proposed Heritage Conservation Areas in Draft Great Lakes LEP 2012.
Council adopted a new development control plan for Stroud - DCP No.56 Stroud District and Heritage in June 2010. As part of this process Council has also developed several information sheets to supplement the more detailed design guidelines provided within the DCP. The Heritage Information Sheets provide general information and guidance in response to common enquiries about minor building works in Stroud:
Council's Local Heritage Funding Program aims to provide assistance for minor projects that enhance, restore or protect heritage items and heritage conservation areas (existing and proposed) within the Great Lakes.
Please note: Council's Local Heritage Funding Program did not run during 2009/2010 or 2010/2011 due to staff shortages.
During 2007/2008 successfully completed projects under the program included repairs and painting to the School of Arts, Stroud, stabilisation of the Old Wharf Site, Hawks Nest, interpretative signage for Forster Foreshore and repairs and repainting of external windows, Uniting Church, Stroud to name a few.
To be eligible for funding under the program your project must:
- Involve an existing heritage item, or be within heritage conservation area (may also be a proposed heritage item or within a proposed conservation area);
- Be for appropriate conservation work;
- Be funded to the value of 50% by the applicant; and
- Be well advanced within a 12 month time frame.
For additional information regarding the local funding program please contact Council's Strategic Planning Division on (02) 6591 7224.
As part of an ongoing commitment to the promotion and conservation of heritage within the Great Lakes, Council has formed a Heritage Advisory Committee (HAC).
The objectives of the HAC are to:
- Identify sites/properties with potential heritage significance;
- Undertake an assessment (with the assistance of suitably qualified staff/consultants) of the potential sites/properties based on legislative/standard heritage requirements; and
- Make recommendations to Council of properties/sites that should be listed as heritage items with the Great Lakes area.
Membership for the Committee consists of the Mayor, two (2) Councillors, five (5) community members and relevant Council staff. The initial term of the Committee was for three (3) years until September 2008 followed by four (4) year terms to coincide with local government elections.
For a full list of Heritage Buildings (existing and proposed) see the Great Lakes Heritage Study. For further information on other Halls and Buildings within the Great Lakes including information on Council's flagship heritage items please see the Halls and Buildings page.