Heritage Considerations in the Cooma Area

The Cooma area of the Snowy Monaro local government area covers approximately 5,183 square kilometres and includes the villages of Bredbo, Nimmitabel, Numeralla and Michelago and Cooma township, and has 230 Items, 10 Conservation Areas and 1 Aboriginal Item listed in the Heritage Schedule of its adopted Local Environmental Plan.

Below are documents relating to Heritage Issues in the Shire.

Heritage Register
Schedule 5 of the Cooma-Monaro Local Environmental Plan 2013 lists Heritage Items in the Shire. 

See: Schedule 5 - Environmental Heritage

Former Cooma-Monaro Heritage Strategy 2014/2017
The purpose of this document is to identify the strategies for the former Cooma-Monaro Shire Council will employ to guide heritage management for the financial years 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17. The nine recommendations of the publication Recommendations for local council heritage management has been reviewed and utilised in the preparation of this heritage strategy.
The former Cooma-Monaro Shire Council Heritage Strategy 2014-17 contains a series of objectives designed to ensure the effective management of the Shire’s cultural heritage by working closely with property owners and managers to ensure they are comfortable with heritage procedure and view heritage listing as an asset rather than a constraint.

Cooma-Monaro Shire Council Heritage Strategy 2014-17

Works of a Minor Nature
To reduce unnecessary or onerous obligations on owners of heritage property, clause 5.10(3) of the Cooma-Monaro Local Environmental Plan 2013 (LEP) identifies certain circumstances when development consent is not required for works undertaken on heritage items or within a heritage conservation area. 

The Policy aims to identify ‘works of a minor nature’ and provide guidelines for the maintenance and repair of heritage items, and buildings within a heritage conservation area.

Note: Before undertaking ANY works on a Heritage Item, it is recommended that you contact Council for advice.

Policy - Works of a Minor Nature or Maintenance 
Works of a Minor Nature Application Form

Heritage Impact Statements
This fact sheet has been prepared to assist people who wish to carry out work that could impact on a heritage item.

Heritage Impact Statement - Fact Sheet

NSW Office of Environment & Heritage - Heritage Division
The Office of Environment and Heritage, in partnership with government agencies and Aboriginal people, has a role in protecting and promoting Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal culture and heritage environments of NSW.

The Office has a number of Resources/Publications available for public information. 

(NSW Office of Environment & Heritage documents)
How to Carry Out Work on Heritage Buildings & Sites