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Heritage conservation

Our Heritage


Parramatta is considered one of the most historically significant places in Australia.

It is important that Parramatta's heritage is conserved to enrich the character of City for the benefit of future generations.



Own, Sell or Buy Heritage Properties within Parramatta LGA


If you are the owner of a heritage property within the Parramatta local government area, or if you are considering selling, or buying a heritage property it is important to be aware of the relevant regulations and guidelines. Heritage properties are buildings, structures, or sites that have historical, cultural, social, or architectural significance and are legally protected under the heritage conservation laws.

Owning, selling, or buying a heritage property within Parramatta local government area may require compliance with the Heritage Act 1977 and the Parramatta Local Environmental Plan (LEP) 2023. Before making any alterations or excavating on a heritage property, it is important to get in contact with the local council to understand if the scope requires approval.


Explore Parramatta Virtually

On this virtual tour you can explore some of Parramatta’s most fascinating heritage properties.

Heritage listings

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There are a number of ways to find out if a property is listed as a heritage item or in a heritage conservation area.

Heritage development approvals

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Heritage items and properties in heritage conservation areas can generally be modified and altered.

Heritage assistance and benefits

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We offer small grants to the owners of heritage items and properties within heritage conservation areas to encourage work that will improve heritage value. 

Maintaining your heritage property

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Regular maintenance and upkeep of heritage buildings is essential for their conservation and protection.

Find out where you can get information and advice on maintenance, colour schemes, tradespeople and heritage professionals.

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