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2004 Report



Palerang

Heritage

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What the results tell us for Palerang

Photo of St Mary's Cathedral,  Bungendore, listed in Palerang's Local Environmental Plan; credit: R.W.Purdie

One hundred and fifty nine places in Palerang Council Area were listed on various heritage registers at the end of the reporting period, the majority of them of cultural or historic significance. No new places were listed for the first time during the reporting period.

Almost no information was available on the condition of heritage places in Palerang Council Area or on their management arrangements. It is thus not possible to assess whether they are well managed. Council allocated $8000 annually during the reporting period to access the services of a Heritage Adviser.

Details of listed places

List of all places on heritage registers in Palerang Council Area

Photo of Braidwood Council Chambers, listed in Palerang's Local Environmental Plan; credit: R.W.Purdie

The Council Area contains 159 places listed on formal heritage registers (see Table 1). Twenty-one listed places are included on more than one register, and many individual places are also listed more than once within any given heritage list, both individually and as part of one or more heritage groups or precincts.

All places on heritage registers in Palerang Council Area are shown in Table 1. The results are summarised in Table 2.

Table 1. Summary of places on heritage registers in Palerang Council Area, June 2004
Name of registerNumber of
places
Change since
July 2000
Register of the National Estate
Cultural places22
Natural places9
Total310
State Heritage Register120
Section 170 NSW State agency heritage registers8 0
Places on Local Environment Plans1280
National Trust2Not available
Total places identified159

Thirty-one places were on the Register of the National Estate and 12 places on the State Heritage Register; all were listed prior to the current reporting period. The eight places included in NSW State agency s.170 heritage registers were also listed prior to the current reporting period although they were not referred to in the last State of the Environment report.

One hundred and twenty eight heritage places are included in local environment plans of two of the former shires that now form Palerang Council Area. One hundred and twenty places are contained in Schedule 1 of the 1991 Talbingo Local Environment Plan, and eight in Schedule 7 of the 2002 Yarrowlumla Local Environment Plan. Although the latter eight places were added to an LEP during the reporting period, all were formerly listed on the 1993 Yarrowlumla LEP.

A heritage study will be undertaken to update the heritage listings as part of the process of preparing an integrated local environment plan for Palerang.

Current condition of heritage places

No recent information was available on the condition of heritage places in Palerang Council Area. Although each place listed in the Register of the National Estate (RNE) typically contains a description and condition statement, the latter usually relates to the date of listing or earlier, and thus for most RNE-listed places in the council area is not relevant to the current reporting period.

A management plan is reported to be in place for the London Bridge Homestead Group; it was prepared in 1984. No other management information was available for listed heritage places in the council area.

Resources for heritage identification and management

Resources for heritage identification and management for Palerang Council Area are summarised in Table 2. Council did not employ a specific heritage officer on its staff, but during the reporting period allocated $8000 annually to fund the services of a Heritage Adviser. The Adviser visited council once a month and also dealt with specific heritage referrals between visits. Council received no external grants for the identification or management of heritage items in the council area.

Table 2. Annual heritage funding for Palerang Council Area*, July 2001 to June 2004
Type of heritage funding2000–01
$'000
2001–02
$'000
2002–03
$'000
2003–04
$'000
Council budget allocation8888
External grants

* Data for former Tallaganda Council only

About the data

Data were provided by the Palerang Council, from Council records, the NSW Heritage Office http://www.heritage.nsw.gov.au and from the Australian Heritage Council http://www.deh.gov.au/cgi-bin/ahdb/search.pl.