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Heritage has a special value for the present community and for future generations, providing a unique identity to the City. Heritage city development building canterbury bankstown Heritage has a special value for the present community and for future generations, providing a unique identity to the City.  

​​​​Heritage items

​​​Heritage items within the City of Canterbury Bankstown are listed in our Local Environ​mental Plan.

The Heritage Branch of the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage maintains the State Heritage Register which lists items significant to NSW.  

The NSW Government has developed the following seven Heritage Assessment Criteria to assess significance of heritage items on local and/or state level:​

  • Criterion (a) - Historical Significance;
  • Criterion (b) - Historical Association;
  • Criterion (c) - Aesthetic Significance; 
  • Criterion (d) - Social Significance;
  • Criterion (e) - Technical/Research Significance;
  • Criterion (f) - Rarity; and 
  • Criterion (g) - Representativeness. 

To be eligible for heritage listing at a local level, the item under investigation must satisfy at least one of the above criteria. Nominations for heritage listing on the state level requires the subject item to satisfy at least two of the above criteria. 

Benefits

​The principal benefit of heritage listing is the protection of the heritage values of the local area, but there are also benefits for owners, such as a heritage grant fund that is currently being implemented.  

Under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, we have responsibility for identifying the area's heritage assets and protecting them through environmental planning instruments. 

Heritage listing also places certain responsibilities on the owners of listed places. Heritage listing does not stop people from making change to heritage items, however it is likely to place certain restrictions on the extent of c​​hange.

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