June 6th | DOCOMOMO / Australia ICOMOS – Sydney Talk Series:


NSW Planning White Paper

With the major overhaul of the NSW planning system now in its final stages a White Paper and Exposure Bill are currently on public exhibition and submissions close on 28 June. The 27,000 locally listed heritage items and hundreds of heritage conservation areas throughout NSW are managed under the State’s planning legislation. There is considerable concern amongst heritage stakeholders and community groups as to how heritage will fare under the new system which aims to promote growth and development.

The systemic changes are described as ‘transformative’ yet, far from embracing heritage, the White Paper is alarmingly silent on this key element for any new system. David Logan will give a presentation on the heritage implications of the White Paper including:

–        Potentially positive aspects

–        Major heritage concerns

–        Changes to the Heritage Council’s approvals role for IDAs for items on the State Heritage Register

–        The effects of the various development ‘tracks’

–        Heritage response to the changes

David Logan is a Partner of the multi-disciplinary heritage firm, Godden Mackay Logan Heritage Consultants. David has qualifications in architecture, heritage conservation and town planning, and has provided advice on heritage management to both the public and private sectors for more than 30 years. He specialises in heritage-related masterplanning and urban renewal projects, CBD development and heritage training. He has extensive experience in urban planning issues and has  previously worked in the Department of Planning and as the Manager of Development Assessment at the City of Sydney Council. David is a member of the Heritage Council of NSW, the Parramatta Design Excellence Advisory Panel, and the Heritage Committee of the Australian Institute of Architects (NSW). He is also a member of the ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Historic Towns and Urban Areas.

Members of the public are welcome!

Time & Date: Thursday 6nd June 2013, 5.30pm for 6pm start

Cost: Members $7, non-members $12 payable at the door.  Wine and nibbles will be provided.

Venue: Godden Mackay Logan, 78 George Street, Redfern

RSVP: Miss Jane Vernon janev@gml.com.au or 02 9319 4811. Please note RSVP is essential as places are limited.

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