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Built Heritage and Regulated/Significant Trees

Residential Development

Heritage Conservation Program

The City of Charles Sturt contains many buildings and structures of heritage value. These places provide important connections to our historic and cultural identity and contribute to the character of our neighbourhoods.

A Heritage Conservation Program is provided by Council to assist and encourage owners of Local Heritage Places and Contributory Items (located within the City’s Historic Conservation Areas) to conserve and retain these places. The Program recognises that there is a community interest in the retention and conservation of privately-owned local heritage places and contributory items and provides support and financial assistance to enable this.

The Program also recognises the important role regulated and significant trees (as defined by the Development Act 1993) play in contributing to the character of the City and provides financial assistance in their ongoing maintenance.

The City of Charles Sturt Heritage Conservation Program offers the following:

      1/      Heritage Advisory Service

Owners of Local Heritage Places or Contributory Items, who are planning to undertake work to their properties, such as additions, re-roofing, painting, new buildings, and restoration, are encouraged to obtain free architectural advice through the Heritage Advisory Service. This service can be accessed as required by phoning Council on 8408 1111.


2/    Heritage Conservation Grants Program

For the maintenance of Contributory Items and Local Heritage Places and for the maintenance of regulated and significant trees.  To apply please complete a Heritage Conservation Grant application form:


Heritage Conservation Grant Application (151 kb)


Note: State Heritage Places are not eligible under this Grant Program.  If you own a State Heritage Place and are planning a conservation project that will help to conserve or protect significant fabric or heritage values, you may be eligible to receive a SA heritage grant from Heritage South Australia.  To find out more about the SA Heritage Grants Program please log onto the following web-link:


Heritage Branch, Department for Environment and Heritage


3/     Planning Assessment lodgement fee concessions

Are available for development applications seeking development approval for appropriate restoration / conservation work to Local Heritage Places or Contributory Items.  Please identify in your development application that the works are supported by a grant to ensure this dispensation is applied.


For further information on the City of Charles Sturt Heritage Conservation Program please refer to the guidelines below:  


Heritage Conservation Program Guidelines (163 kb)


Further information

In the link below is a fact sheet about local heritage listing in the City of Charles Sturt.  It provides information on what local heritage listing is, how places are listed and what it means to you as a property owner.


D20. Protecting Our Built Heritage (137 kb)


There are many excellent guides and technical notes on conserving and restoring old buildings available on the internet. Two good sources are available through the links below:


Heritage Branch, Department for Environment and Heritage
Heritage Victoria

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