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Heritage Places

The City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters has a strong commitment to the protection and enhancement of its heritage.

Heritage can relate to a wide variety of places, including:2010 Best Heritage Dev Winner

  • building or a group of buildings
  • site or a landscape
  • community and religious places. 

There are a number of ways our City’s heritage can be protected, most notably through the individual listing of such places as state and local heritage places. 

The City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters has also designated historic precincts identified through the Historic Area Overlay in the Planning and Design Code

Types of heritage listing

  • State heritage
  • Local heritage
  • Representative buildings

Heritage places and the Planning and Design Code

The Planning and Design Code policies and the associated Historic Area Overlay Design Advisory Guidelines seek to:

  • conserve and enhance places of historical significance
  • conserve and enhance those elements which contribute to the significance of heritage places
  • ensure that development does not adversely affect the significance of heritage places
  • conserve specifically identified places by allowing a use that would otherwise be prohibited if this will demonstrably assist with the conservation of the significance of the place.

The guidelines address issues relating to demolition, design, height, setback, car parking and landscaping for existing buildings and places, as well as providing advice on new development suitable to historic areas.

For more information, contact the Council’s Urban Planning & Environment Department on 08 8366 4530.