Heritage 101

Eager to reduce heritage loss in your local area? Find out all you ever needed to know, but were too busy to ask at this branch-led one day seminar.

Do you have an interest in maintaining the existing character of your suburb? Are you concerned about the loss of local heritage?  Do you want to write a ‘cracking’ letter of objection to unsympathetic developments? Are you thinking of purchasing a heritage listed property but are unsure what modification you can make?  Then, this seminar is for you.

Hosted by the National Trust’s Illawarra Shoalhaven Branch and lead by heritage consultant Andrew Conacher of Heritage Solutions, this one-day seminar will cover:

  • Heritage – what is it?
  • The National Trust – where does it fit in to advocating for Heritage?
  • The existing NSW Heritage Act and proposed changes.
  • The Burra Charter – what is it?
  • NSW Environmental Planning and Assessment Act – it’s history.
  • Local Environmental Plans (LEPs) – provisions for Heritage.
  • Planning Provisions – what are their impact on heritage?
  • How do Councils assess Development Applications?
  • Objections to Development Applications – how do you write a good one?
  • What can you do to a heritage listed property?
  • Heritage Case Studies – Braidwood NSW, Lake Wobegon Minnesota, Napier NZ

Andrew and co-host Fiona Reynolds will bring their own flair to the seminar; not only will you walk away armed with new information, but you will have had fun throughout the day.

Copies of the material will be made available on the day, so bring along a USB stick for downloading!


Image: Courtesy of Fiona Reynolds


Event details

Join the Illawarra Shoalhaven Branch from 9am – 2pm, Saturday 13 May 2023.

A delicious morning and afternoon tea will be provided.  BYO lunch or purchase from a nearby café.



Tickets: $15. Includes morning and afternoon tea.

Book via Eventbrite to secure your ticket.



Proudly presented by the Illawarra Shoalhaven Branch in partnership with Heritage Solutions.


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Old Court House, Wollongong

Heritage 101


1 Harbour Street, Wollongong NSW 2500