A Conservation Area is an area where the historical origins and relationships between elements such as the buildings and the street layout create an overall sense that is worth maintaining.
The purpose of a Conservation Area is to protect heritage and make sure that new development does not detract from the streetscape, landscape and character of the area.
There are four (4) major Conservation Areas in the Inverell Shire. These are:
|Ashford Town Centre Conservation Area||[332Kb]|
|Belgravia Conservation Area||[398Kb]|
|Inverell CBD Conservation Area||[499Kb]|
|Ross Hill Conservation Area||[574Kb]|
These Conservation Areas also contain individually listed heritage items.
The following publication Design In Context: Guidelines for infill development in the historic context should be used when designing within these Conservation Areas.
The publication sets out guidelines that aim to provide parameters by which Architects and building designers can contribute to the future in a creative and inspiring way, while ensuring the special qualities of a heritage place are retained.
The guidelines do not seek to exclude the extraordinary but to improve the ordinary and encourage quality while demanding respect for the existing context.
A copy of this publication can be viewed at www.environment.nsw.gov.au
Inverell also has the Pioneer Village Conservation Area, Pioneer Village is a collection of authentic buildings which have been relocated from their original sites throughout the area.
Further information about Pioneer Village can be viewed at www.nnsw.com.au