D&B-Heritage Notification Form

Use this form to seek City of Newcastle's (CN) endorsement of a proposed development being regarded as:

  • 'Minor work' or 'Maintenance' not likely to affect the heritage significance of a heritage item or property within a heritage conservation area.

Such works may include repairs, painting and private tree removal.

Under Clause 5.10(3)(a)(i) and (ii) of the Newcastle Local Environmental Plan 2012:

  • If CN is satisfied that development consent is not required, an endorsement of the application will be provided in writing and issued to you.
  • If CN declines to grant an exemption, a Development Application must be lodged for the proposed works.

Under the Newcastle Local Environmental Plan 2012, maintenance is defined as 'ongoing protective care, it does not include the removal or disturbance of existing fabric, alterations (such as carrying out extensions or additions) or the introduction of new materials or technology'.

CN will only agree to this exemption request if the proposed works are minor and would otherwise be considered Exempt Development if not for the site being a heritage item or in a heritage conservation area.  Principally this includes 'like for like' replacement/rectification works.

This form should not be used for applications from utility service providers and others proposing utilities works in the public domain which relate to a heritage item or are within a heritage conservation area.  Our Assets and Projects Team are responsible for assessing these applications, including the assessment of the likely heritage impact from the proposed works.  Contact us on (02) 4974 2000 or at utilities@ncc.nsw.gov.au for more information.