Protecting the history of the City and ensuring its assets sustain their usability, Council maintains and restores local heritage sites such as the St Andrews Church and Linwood House. The Heritage Committee was established in 2002 and consists of Community Representatives, Council’s Heritage Advisor, the Mayor and two appointed Councillors. They meet to judge and review applications for Awards and Grants, make recommendations on the collection and recoding of local heritage material, and discuss City-wide heritage.
Get involved in Heritage Awards and Grants or for more information speak to Amberley please phone 9840 9808.
Ensuring safe compliance for the building occupants, in conjunction with the Building Code of Australia, Holroyd Development Control Plan and relevant Australian Standards, Council conducts compliance inspections. They ensure the terms and conditions of a development consent issued by Council are being satisfactorily complied with. If Council is nominated as the Principal Certifying Authority for your project then your approval will contain details of the inspections required.
There is a list of Building Controls, and inspections can be booked in by visiting the Council Chambers or please phone 9840 9840.
To ensure businesses across the City comply with Federal and State operating standards and regulations, Council manages the review and consent of business licenses. Council educates potential business owners on regulations through newsletters, information fact sheets, local guides and checklists.
Visit the Success Kit for more information about the types of regulations that may apply to your business.
To certify compliance with the requirements of the Building Code of Australia, and all relevant Australian Standards, Council issues Construction Certificates that assures plans and specifications are consistent with the development consent. In addition to obtaining your Development Consent, you will need to obtain this certificate and fill out the Construction Form.
Ensure you have covered the Building and Construction procedures required before commencing work, and to check with Council please phone 9840 9840.
To provide permission for carrying out building or development work, Council approves Development Applications (DA) for activities that include new construction, alterations or additions. These can be to an existing building, use of land or premises (such as for a shop), changing the way the land is used (like for a home to a business), advertising or other signage, subdivision of land and demolition. There are fees associated with lodging a DA so Council suggests consulting with their summary of Key Steps and on the NSW Department of Planning website.
For further information please contact Council on 9840 9840.
To achieve the aims and objections of the Holroyd Local Environmental Plan (LEP), Council’s Development Control Plan (DCP) provides guidance for the design and operation of development within the City. This includes revised controls for residential development, including dwelling houses and dual occupancies, commercial and mixed-used development in centres and corridors, and industrial development. The Plan has now be finalised after public exhibitions and community consultation.
Ensure your development is on track with Council’s DCP and for more information please phone 9840 9831.