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Heritage in Warrumbungle Shire Council

Local Heritage Places Grants

Do you own a Heritage Listed property or a property within one of Council’s Heritage Conservation Areas? If you do, you could be eligible to apply for funding from Council to undertake conservation and restorations works to your property.

The Local Heritage Places Grant 2019 is a collaboration between the Office of Environment & Heritage, Heritage Council of NSW, and Warrumbungle Shire Council. Grants are one way to connect communities to heritage at a local and state level to deliver a broad range of heritage outcomes.

Guidelines and Application Forms are available on Council’s website or from Council’s Coonabarabran and Coolah Administration Offices.

For further information on the Local Heritage Places Grant 2019 contact Kelly Dewar, Personal Assistant to Director Environment and Development Services, on (02) 6849 2000.

Applications close at 4:30pm on Friday, 4 October 2019.

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Heritage Study Reports

Warrumbungle Shire Council is made up of the amalgamation of the former Coolah Shire Council and Coonabarabran Shire Council. Previous studies were completed on both former Shires in 2005, 2006. In February 2014 a study of the Baradine Main Street was also completed.

Council applied for funding under the 2017-2018 NSW Heritage Grants Program Local Government Heritage Planning Studies for $40,000 from the Office of Environment and Heritage to undertake a review of Council’s heritage studies; Council’s application for funding was successful.

Council’s Heritage Advisor, Mr Peter Duggan, has prepared the Warrumbungle Shire Community Based Heritage Study 2019 with assistance from the Warrumbungle Shire Community Heritage Group Committee which was formed in August 2017 by Resolution 68/1718 of Council. The committee members included councillors, council staff, members of the community, members of the Coonabarabran Local Aboriginal Lands Council and numerous property owners and managers who have provided access and information about their properties.  Ms Ruth Longdin of Monitor Heritage Consultants has written the Warrumbungle Shire Thematic History, being Volume II of the study.

Council has followed the Guidelines for the Community-based Heritage Study that are issued by the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage. During the process of compiling the study, Council’s Heritage consultant contacted many of the owners of the properties. Letters were sent to the owners of the 169 nominated heritage properties in early December 2018 by Warrumbungle Shire Council. The mail out included the proposed listing sheets for the property and an explanatory guide for owners of potential heritage items provided by the Office of Environment and Heritage. Several owners made contact with council to advise that they did not want their properties to be listed as heritage properties on receipt of the letter and these properties were removed prior to the Draft Heritage Study going on exhibition.

The Draft Heritage Study was placed on public exhibition from 28 March 2019 to 3 May 2019. Media releases were placed in local papers, on Council’s website and on Facebook. As a result of the exhibition period a number of submissions were received. Matters raised in the submissions and responses by Council’s Heritage Adviser and were included in the Business paper for the May 2019 Council meeting.

Council would like to acknowledge and thank the community for their input into the project throughout the project and also through the submission process.

Council resolved at the May 2019 Ordinary Council meeting (Resolution 419/1819) for the Draft Warrumbungle Shire Community Based Heritage Study 2019 to be represented to Council for adoption with changes made to the study as a result of submissions received from owners of the properties and members of the community during the public exhibition period.

Properties listed in the Heritage Study will be listed in Council’s Local Environment Plan (LEP) as heritage items as resolved by Council at the June 2019 Ordinary Meeting of Council, (Resolution 443/1819). If the property was nominated it will be listed on the LEP. Owners of the properties will have the opportunity to request that it be removed from the revised LEP when it goes on public exhibition in the next few months.

1. Warrumbungle Shire Community Based Heritage Study 2019.

2. Warrumbungle Shire Thematic History (Volume 2 of the Study)

3. Volume 3 – Heritage Inventory Sheets, divided into 5 parts

• Listing Sheets _ Baradine, Binnaway, Birriwa, Bomera and Bugaldie

• Listing Sheets _ Cobbora and Coolah

• Listing Sheets _ Coonabarabran

• Listing Sheets _ Craboon, Dapper, Denison Town, Dunedoo, Goolhi, Goorianawa, Kenebri, Laheys Creek and Leadville

• Listing Sheets _ Mendooran, Merrygoen, Napier Lane, Neilrex, Nombi, Purlewaugh, Rocky Glen, Tucklan, Uarbry, Ulamambri, Warkton and Weetaliba

Installing Modern Services on Heritage Buildings

The Heritage Tasmania website is a great place to find practical information on the approval process for works to heritage-listed properties, general principles for working with heritage properties and a useful set of guidelines for installing modern services on heritage buildings, including measures to enhance environmental sustainability.  The guidelines can be obtained from the Heritage Tasmania website.

Further information is available on the Office of Environment and Heritage website.

Last Updated: 27 Aug 2019