A Heritage Impact Statement (HIS) is a document that sets out the impact that a development will have on the heritage values of an item (sometimes referred to as a place) or conservation area. It states:
why the item or area is of heritage significance,
what impact the proposed works will have on the item or area’s heritage significance,
what measures are proposed to mitigate negative impacts,
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.