THE Heritage Council of NSW has released a draft design guide intended to make it easier to manage heritage design works, with the document on public exhibition until 17 August 2018.
Heritage Council of NSW chair, Stephen Davies, said the guide provides heritage industry professionals, heritage owners, urban planners and developers with up to date advice on managing heritage design works.
"This Design Guide for Heritage has been created to help those who own, regulate, oversee or are working to develop heritage items," Mr Davies said.
"It will help them understand how to protect the heritage and context of heritage projects, while ensuring an ongoing commitment to good design.
"It will encourage anyone working with heritage items and places to carefully and appropriately use good design.
"This will ensure any new work protects heritage significance and safeguards the character and experience of historic places.
"This guide puts our state's heritage squarely at the forefront of thinking, planning and designing," he said.
The publication is part of the NSW Government Architect's 'Better Placed' suite of documents, which was developed to provide overarching design policy for NSW.
The partnership with the Office of the Government Architect NSW was intended to ensure best practice outcomes for industry and communities.
The draft Design Guide for Heritage is now on public exhibition so community members and industry stakeholders can have their say on what it should include to ensure heritage is protected for future generations.
More information is available from the Government Architect NSW website at <http://www.governmentarchitect.nsw.gov.au/guidance/draft-design-guide-for-heritage>.