The value of buildings which make a contribution to the significance of our heritage conservation areas has been highlighted in a recent decision of the Land and Environment Court. Council was recently involved in an appeal regarding the demolition of a house in a heritage conservation area.
The Commissioner hearing the appeal concluded that the demolition of the house would diminish both the historic and aesthetic values of the conservation area and its collective significance. She found that the impact of demolition of the building would have such consequence that she refused the application.
Buildings in the thirteen heritage conservation areas in Mosman have been ranked according to their contribution to the character of the area. The rankings range from buildings with a high degree of intactness to ones which have an adverse impact upon the area. Maps showing the rankings are available on Council’s website