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Heritage rules scrapped for Millers Point buyers

Thinks are looking very concerning for the future of the Miller’s Point properties up for sale.  Nicole Hasham, State Politics reporter for the Sydney Morning Herald has disclosed that the NSW government has scrapped the strict heritage rules Read More


Council acts to save Melbourne's heritage

Larry Schlesinger, reporter for The Australian Financial Review, recounts how a wealthy investor’s plan to knock down an historic house in Victoria’s Toorak have been blocked by local residents. Xiaoyan Bao purchased an art nouveau villa in September Read More


Calidad given heritage status

The Wentworth courier reports on the listing of the Calidad Building located in Woolloomooloo.  This is an important recognition given the building was only built in 1974.  The two-storey timber building was designed by Ian McKay.  In 2012 an Read More


Georgian-style gem lost inside uni college

Tim Barlass recounts a wonderful story of how a Georgian style building has been discovered within a University of Sydney college by a heritage architect, just before the building was to be demolished.  The two-storey Regency style house Read More


O' Reilly's Bonded Stores to be demolished

Brisbane Time's Marissa Calligeros reports on the seemingly tragic decision of the Queensland Heritage Council to allow the demolition of the historic O'Reilly's Bonded Stores in Brisbane's CBD.   Despite receiving 2000 submissions from residents and community groups supporting Read More


National Trust criticises sale of public housing in Millers Point

More than 400 public housing residents will be moved from their Sydney Harbour foreshore addresses following a NSW government decision to sell off the valuable properties. The residents will be rehoused over the next two years.  Just under Read More


Fears overhaul of planning laws will be forced through

The new NSW Planning Bill was not passed by the Upper House, but there is concern that the government may be intending to use other means.  An article by Seam Nicholls from the Sydney Morning Herald discusses threats in NSW to best practice Read More


Is Fairfax mansion a demolition risk?

Shae McDonald, journalist for the Wentworth Courier, talks in his article 'Fairfax Mansion demolition risk' of his concern that Elaine, the Fairfax family's historic Point Piper mansion, may be at risk of demolition without the protection of a Read More


Simon Thurley: 'With Stonehenge we had six days of bedlam. We

Simon Thurley describes himself as an historian, archaeologist, curator, writer, broadcaster, museum director and heritage crusader. He is currently Chief Executive of English Heritage. In November 2013 he published his latest book The Building of England. It is the Read More


Barry O'Farrell criticised for Office of Environment move

From the 24th of February, the Office of Environment and Heritage will become a public service agency and will no longer be considered within the Department of Premier and Cabinet. When Barry O'Farrell abolished the Department of Environment in Read More