Heritage conservation areas
There are four heritage conservation areas located in the region, in Mudgee, Gulgong, Rylstone and Hargraves. Each heritage conservation area contains a unique blend of historic buildings, parks, trees and monuments.
The NSW Planning Portal can help determine if your property is heritage listed, and whether it is within a heritage conservation area.
In NSW a property is a statutorily listed heritage item if it is:
- Listed in the heritage schedule of Council’s Local Environmental Plan (LEP)
- Listed on the State Heritage Register, a register of places and items of particular importance to the people of NSW
- Listed on the National Heritage Register, for example part of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area is located within the Mid-Western Local Government Area
Any property within a heritage conservation area, whether individually listed or not, and regardless of its age, is also subject to the provisions of the LEP, so please check with Council's Duty Planner before undertaking works.
Under the NSW heritage system archaeological areas have comprehensive statutory protection for archaeological relics and mechanisms to ensure that they are protected, investigated and interpreted.
To determine archaeological significance an assessment is carried out to identify the nature and significance of any deposits or relics on the site. These assessments are based on an investigation of historical documentary sources and existing physical site conditions and are carried out by qualified archaeologists. Known or found sites with significant Aboriginal archaeology should refer to the code of practice for the Protection of Aboriginal Objects.