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Heritage Conservation

Lancer Barracks from outside

What is Heritage?

Parramatta is considered one of the most historically significant places in Australia. It's important that Parramatta's heritage is conserved to enrich the character of city for the benefit of future generations. Find out about our city's heritage items, heritage conservation areas, archaeological sites and our Aboriginal heritage.

Heritage Listings

There are a number of ways to find out if a property is listed as a heritage item or in a heritage conservation area. Find out more about heritage items and heritage controls.

Heritage Development Approvals

Heritage items and properties in heritage conservation areas can generally be modified and altered. Learn out about the process of obtaining Council approval.

Heritage Assistance and Benefits

Council provides a free heritage advisory service and offers 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

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.