Avoiding Heritage Loss in Sydney
As one of the oldest settlements in Australia, and the site of the first western settlement in Australia, Sydney is also one of Australia’s most vibrant sources of history and heritage. With so many beautiful and historically important buildings and sites in the city, it’s important that we do as much as we can to avoid heritage loss in Sydney, as it so closely reflects the development of Australian culture over the past two centuries.
Thankfully, the laws that have been created to preserve the heritage of the city’s older buildings are robust and comprehensive. The various governments understand the value of the city’s history, and have worked hard to ensure that the framework to protect heritage buildings is such that it still allows people to use the building in a modern context, while preserving the historical value of the building itself.
Why you need a heritage expert
However, these laws can be complex for the layperson, and if you are planning on buying and using a heritage building, you’re going to want to make sure that you can achieve your goals with it first. That’s where Heritage21 comes in. Our goal is to help our clients avoid creating a heritage loss in Sydney by doing something to a building that damages its historical value, while still being able to use the building as they had intended.
Our team of consultants cover the full gamut of heritage law, and will fully consult with you at every stage to explain – in an easy to follow manner – what your obligations and responsibilities are with the heritage building that you’re looking to acquire. We’ll also discuss the plans you have for it and, if there are any problematic things that come up, we’ll also suggest alternatives that may help you to achieve the outcome you desire.
The best way to preserve buildings and avoid that heritage loss in Sydney is to have private owners have an incentive to maintain a building for themselves. Our goal – and the goal of the government itself – is to make it as easy as possible to occupy a building while maintaining its history as something that future generations can appreciate as well.
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