Heritage Conservation

Heritage Conservation

Heritage Committee

Council's Heritage Advisory Committee promotes community awareness of the City's rich heritage (including man-made, Aboriginal, and natural environmental heritage items) and advises Council on heritage management policy. The committee meets bi-monthly at the Penrith Civic Centre with all members having a chance to contribute to the agenda.

Heritage Assistance Fund

Council provides grants to help protect and boost the valuable cultural heritage in Penrith. These grants help owners, renters and not-for-profit organisations to plan for repair and maintenance to heritage listed items across the City. Funding is offered on a $1 for $1 basis where Council contributes half of the cost of the commission of Conservation Management Plans and/or Costed Maintenance Plans, up to $5,000.

You are encouraged to read the Heritage Assistance Fund Guidelines for further information, and prior to lodging an application.

Applications are now open, and close on 14 July 2023 for the 2023-24 Heritage Assistance Fund Grants.

Apply for the 2023-24 Heritage Assistance Fund Grant

The following list includes contact details of heritage consultants who have been screened by the NSW Public Works Advisory and who may be appropriate to engage, for the preparation of Conservation Management Plans & Costed Maintenance Plans.

  • CCG Architects Pty Ltd
    Level 2, 5 Wilson Street NEWTOWN NSW 2042
    David Cook - 9319 3077 - 
  • Dawbin Architects Pty Ltd
    5 Anderson Ave, TURRAMURRA NSW 2074
    Bruce Dawbin - 0418 114 966 -
  • GML Heritage Pty Ltd
    Level 6, 372 Elizabeth Street SURRY HILLS NSW 2010
    Julian Siu - 9319 4811 - 
  • Hector Abrahams Architects Pty Ltd
    Studio 402, Level 4, Reid House 75 King Street SYDNEY NSW 2042
    Tonia Abrahams - 9299 7959 -
  • Letizia Coppo & Associates Pty Ltd
    109 Albermarle Street, NEWTOWN NSW 2042
    Letizia Coppo-Jones - 9590 7554 -
  • Long - Blackledge Architects
    166 Glebe Point Road, GLEBE NSW 2037
    William Blackledge - 9552 4294 -
  • Lucas, Stapleton, Johnson and Partners
    Suite 101/Level 1/ 191 Clarence Street SYDNEY NSW 2000
    Kate Denny - 9357 4811 -
  • Michael Fox Architects Pty Ltd
    128 Boomerang Drive, PACIFIC PALMS NSW 2428
    Michael Fox - 02 6552 9333 -
  • Orwell & Peter Phillips
    Suite 1504, 109 Pitt Street SYDNEY NSW 2000
    Peter Phillips - 9221 8882 -
  • PTW Architects
    Level 11, 88 Phillip Street SYDNEY NSW 2000
    Diane Jones - 9232 5877 -
  • ZMP Architects & Heritage Consultants
    142, Parkes Road COLLAROY NSW 2097
    Zoran Popovic - 0408 637 213 -

Public Works Advisory (PWA) is part of the Property and Advisory Group of the Department of Finance, Services and Innovation. PWA supports local and state government agencies to deliver critical infrastructure initiatives by providing expert advisory, planning, delivery and support services.

For more information contact the Development Services Administration Team on 4732 7991.

Heritage advisory service

Council provides a free heritage advisory service through a qualified heritage architect, available monthly for site meetings and pre-lodgment advice. 
To book this service, call 4732 7991
Advice is available on a broad range of matters including:
  • design of alterations and additions
  • conservation materials detailing
  • colour schemes
  • sourcing materials and specialist skills
  • owner/builder advice
  • drainage / damp corrections and
  • formation requirements for development applications.

Heritage policies

Council protects and manages the community's heritage assets in line with the following policies:

  1. The Penrith Local Environmental Plan 2010 (Schedule 5) lists individual heritage items and Heritage Conservation areas that are significant heritage assets that should be conserved. Development consent from Council is required to alter or demolish such places.
  2. LEP 1991 (Environmental Heritage Conservation) Map (pdf 131KB) 
  3. Section Penrith DCP 2014 C7 Culture and Heritage (pdf 621kb) of Penrith Development Control Plan 2014 helps Council manage heritage places by:
  • allowing identification of places of potential heritage significance by the community
  • outlining the documentation required to accompany development applications
  • providing a range of development incentives to applicants; and
  • requiring a standard archival recording for full or partial demolition consent.

Heritage consists of objects and places valued and inherited by our community, which are protected for future generations. They contribute to our sense of the past and cultural identity. 

Find out if your property is heritage listed by searching the inventory on the NSW Office of Environment & Heritage site. For more information email  or call 4732 7991 during business hours.

Council offers benefits and incentives to heritage property owners to help them effectively maintain and preserve heritage items.