Submit feedback on a proposal to heritage list 9 modern movement buildings and art in Sydney, until Oct 14th

We invite your feedback on a proposal to list 9 heritage items of the modern movement in the Sydney Local Environmental Plan 2012.

The proposed heritage items are:

  • Sydney Masonic Centre, 279–283 Castlereagh Street, Sydney
  • former Sydney County Council Building, 552A–570 George Street, Sydney
  • St Peter Julian’s Catholic Church and Monastery, 637–645 George Street, Haymarket
  • Town Hall House, 456 Kent Street, Sydney
  • William Bland Centre, 229–231 Macquarie Street, Sydney
  • MLC Centre, 19–35 Martin Place, Sydney
  • former Liverpool and London and Globe building, 62 Pitt Street, Sydney
  • former Horwitz House, 398–402 Sussex Street, Haymarket
  • Earth Mother play sculpture, Yurong Parkway, Cook and Phillip Park, Sydney

These items are proposed for listing to recognise their significance as part of the modern movement of architecture and art in Sydney that were designed  from 1945 to 1975. 

In planning for Sydney’s sustainable development, listing identifies those places with heritage value worth retaining for the benefit of current and future generations. This exhibition is your opportunity to have your say.

An update to the heritage map shading for St Andrew’s House at 464–480 Kent Street, Sydney, is also proposed.

This planning proposal will not change any other planning controls for these sites.


Contributions to this consultation are open.

How you can give feedback

You can view the proposal and give feedback by completing an online form.

Online form 

Consultation closes at 5pm on Monday 14 October 2019.

Information for this proposal is also available in hard copy at our customer service centre at Town Hall House, 456 Kent Street Sydney NSW 2000.

We’l consider all submissions received from the exhibition. The outcomes of the exhibition will be reported to the Council and the Central Sydney Planning Committee.

Feedback may be published in publicly available reports at the end of the consultation period. Your name or organisation’s name may appear in these reports with your feedback attributed. If you would like your feedback to be kept confidential, please let us know when making your submission.

Other ways to give your feedback

We want to make sure everybody has the opportunity to provide ideas and feedback.

If you prefer to talk to us in person, please contact the City of Sydney officer listed in contacts.

If you are Deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment you can contact us through the National Relay Service . You will need to provide our phone number 02 9265 9333.

If you need an interpreter you can contact us through the Translating and Interpreting Service   on 131 450. You will need to provide our phone number 02 9265 9333.

Key dates

Public consultation period
19 August to 16 September 2019

The consultation period has been extended until 14 October 2019. 


Claudine Loffi
Senior Specialist Planner – Heritage
02 9265 9333


Online form 

Council’s proposal & supporting information
Planning Proposal – Central Sydney Modern Movement Heritage items – Oct 2018PDF 2.5 MB Download
Modern Movement Architecture in Central Sydney heritage studyPDF 12.1 MB Download
Sydney Masonic Centre 279-283 Castlereagh StPDF 2.1 MB Download
Sydney County Council 552A-570 George StPDF 3.0 MB Download
St Peter Julian’s Church & Monastery 637-645 George StPDF 2.7 MB Download
Town Hall House 456 Kent StPDF 2.8 MB Download
William Bland Centre 229-231 Macquarie StPDF 1.9 MB Download
MLC Centre 19-35 Martin PlacePDF 5.8 MB Download
Liverpool & London & Globe building 62 Pitt StPDF 1.5 MB Download
Horwitz House 398-402 SussexPDF 2.0 MB Download
Earth Mother play sculpture Cook & Phillip ParkPDF 1.8 MB Download
State Government’s approval
DPIE Gateway Determination Modern Movement HeritagePDF 2.3 MB Download
Landowners’ heritage assessments
Sydney Masonic Centre – owner heritage assessmentPDF 1.5 MB Download
Former Sydney County Council building – owner heritage assessmentPDF 6.9 MB Download
St Peter Julian’s Church – owner heritage assessmentPDF 14.9 MB Download
William Bland Centre – owner heritage assessmentPDF 2.1 MB Download