The National Trust of Australia (NSW) has a long history in developing submissions at all levels of government advocating for the identification, protection, conservation and celebration of heritage, and for the heritage profession itself.

Submissions are an important element of our Advocacy program – they provide an avenue for us to communicate directly with key decision makers, to provide expert insight and to ensure that decision makers give heritage considerations due weight.

Under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, 1979, decision makers are required to take submissions into account.  As well as recognising that the public has ideas and information that can improve planning outcomes, it is also intended to   improve the quality and legitimacy of planning decisions.

We make submissions on:

  • Legislation – such as the Heritage Act, 1977;
  • Environmental planning instruments, such as State Environmental Planning Policies (SEPPs);
  • Government Inquiries;
  • Development applications;
  • Planning Polices; and
  • Heritage Guidelines.

 

This webpage contains a selection of our recent submissions.  For advocacy enquiries,  please contact us on advocacy@nationaltrust.com.au

2022 Submissions

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Oxford St Prelim Demolition Works - January 2022

National Trust submission against the preliminary demolition works at 82-106 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst

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Great Western Highway (West) REF - January 2022

National Trust submission on the Review of Environmental Effects for the Great Western Highway (West) proposed upgrades.

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Greater Sydney Parklands Inquiry, January 2022

National Trust submission for the Inquiry into the Greater Sydney Parklands Draft Exposure Bill

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2021 Submissions

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Snowy 2.0 Overhead Powerline - January 2021

National Trust submission against the proposal

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Central Station, Western Gateway - January 2021

National Trust submission against the Central Station Western Gateway Block C Rezoning (Parcels Post Office)

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Fernhill Draft Plan of Management - February 2021

National Trust submission on the Fernhill Estate Draft Plan of Management

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Central Station Atlassian Proposal - February 2021

National Trust submission against the Atlassian Office and Tower Development in the Central Station Precinct

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82-84 Dixson Street Haymarket - February 2021

National Trust submission against the proposal for internal and external reparation works at the Former Kwong War Chong & Company Buildings

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DPIE Rapid Assessment Framework - February 2021

National Trust submission and feedback into NSW DPEI's proposed Rapid Assessment Framework

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Western Sydney Aerotropolis - March 2021

National Trust submission into the proposed Western Sydney Aerotropolis

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Design and Place draft SEPP and EIE - April 2021

National Trust submission and feedback into the Explanation of Intended Effect for the Draft Design and Place SEPP

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Bays West Draft Place Strategy - May 2021

National Trust submission and feedback into the draft Bays West Place Strategy (incorporating White Bay Power Station)

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Chief Secretary's Building Sydney - May 2021

National Trust submission against the proposed development at 52 Phillip Street, Sydney (Chief Secretary's Building)

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Fort Street Public School Modification - May 2021

National Trust submission against the modification plans for Fort Street Public School (SSD-10340-Mod-1) - submission 1

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NSW Heritage Act Forum Communique - June 2021

Communique on the National Trust Independent Forum on the Review of the NSW Heritage Act

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Cockatoo Island Draft Concept Vision - June 2021

National Trust submission and feedback into the Draft Vision for Cockatoo Island

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Glenlee Farm Lugarno - June 2021

National Trust submission against the p0roposed demolition of Glenlee and subdivision of the estate in Lugarno, Sydney

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Willow Grove Deconstruction Report - June 2021

National Trust feedback into the Willow Grove Parramatta Deconstruction report

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Fort Street School Additional Feedback - July 2021

National Trust additional feedback and advice regarding the Fort Street School Modification

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Greater Sydney Parklands White Paper - July 2021

National Trust submission and feedback into the Greater Sydney Parklands White Paper

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43-45 George St, The Rocks - July 2021

National Trust submission against the proposed redevelopment of the (former) Merchant's House at 43-45 George Street, The Rocks

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357 Glebe Point Road, Glebe (Bidura) - August 2021

National Trust submission against the proposed redevelopment of Bidura, Glebe

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Blackwattle Bay Precinct Study - August 2021

National Trust submission and feedback into the Blackwattle Bay State Significant Precinct Study

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Kosciuszko N.P Plan of Management - August 2021

National Trust submission and feedback against the Kosciuszko National Park Plan of Management amendments and Snowy Mountains Special Activation Precinct Masterplan

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West Head Lookout Upgrade - August 2021

National Trust submission against the proposed design for the upgrade of West Head lookout, Sydney

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Review into the NSW Heritage Act - September 2021

National Trust submission for the Standing Committee on Social Issues Inquiry into the Heritage Act, 1977 (NSW)

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Fort Street School Design Changes - September 2021

National Trust submission into design and layout changes as part of the Fort Street School proposed Modification

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Appin Mine Heritage Plan - September 2021

National Trust feedback on the Appin Mine Heritage Management Plan and Statement of Heritage Impact

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Bathurst BIMC - September 2021

National Trust submission into the concept for the Bathurst INt5egrated Medical Centre (BIMC)

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Greater Sydney Parklands Draft Bill - October 2021

National Trust submission into the Greater Sydney Parklands Draft Exposure Bill

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Biodiversity Offsets Inquiry - October 2021

National Trust submission for the Inquiry into the Integrity of the NSW Biodiversity Offsets Scheme

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Oxford Street Revitalisation - October 2021

National Trust submission into the Revitalisation of Oxford Street and Taylor Square, Darlinghurst

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Accessing archived submissions

If you would you would like to access earlier submission prepared by the National Trust of Australia (NSW), please email advocacy@nationaltrust.com.au

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