The Council of the City of Botany Bay has identified a broad range of heritage significant items and features that reflect the City's diverse history - aboriginal heritage, fishing and agricultural industries, aviation industry, a model residential suburb and the range of industrial activities. The broad range of items of heritage significance include dwellings, industrial buildings and sites, streetscapes, commercial buildings, public/community buildings, landscape items (trees, parks etc) and religious buildings.
To view a copy of all of the City of Botany Bay's heritage items click here.
City Planning provides heritage advice on building design and streetscape issues on development activity relating to heritage items and buildings/environments within the Daceyville and Botany township conservation areas. This advice is available to the community and applicants and is often incorporated within the development assessment process.
City Planning also works with the Botany Historical Trust, a community organisation, to protect our City's heritage. This organisation is an advisory service that provides Council with advise on development applications and heritage planning matters.
To find out more about the local controls regarding City of Botany Bay's heritage issues see the Botany Local Environmental Plan 1995. The Botany LEP 1995 contains provisions that provide for the protection of heritage items, heritage conservation areas and relics. Specific areas of the Botany LEP 1995 to reference are outlined below.
- Heritage Provisions in Part 4
- Tree Preservation Order in Part 3, Clause 30
- Heritage Items and Conservation Areas in Schedule 3
- Additional uses within Heritage Conservation Areas in Schedule 4
Botany Heritage Study 1996
Heritage studies form the basis for controlling our cultural resources. In 1996, Council contracted consultants to undertake a heritage study for the City of Botany Bay, which in turn formed the basis of Botany Local Environmental Plan 1995 Amendment No. 20. The study is called the Botany Heritage Study and was published in November 1996. You can view each of the Volumes of the Study by the following Links:
For further information on the history of our City please contact our Local Studies Librarian.
Useful Heritage Links
- New South Wales Heritage Office to search the State Heritage Register
- Teaching Heritage a NSW Education Department teaching Resource
- The National Trust of Australia (NSW)
- Ian Evan's World of Old Houses- A guide to caring for and restoring your old house
- The City of Botany Bay Library includes extensive historic archives on the local history of the area, historic photographs, publications etc.