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Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Hill End Historic Site. Credit: John Spencer DPIE

4. Alteration to interiors of non-significant buildings

Alteration to interiors of non-significant buildings

This exemption is for alterations to the inside of non-significant buildings.

Non-significant buildings must be:

  • identified as non-significant in a conservation management document or
  • constructed since the listing of the item on the SHR or as an IHO.

Examples of typical alteration activities/works include:

  • refurbishment or renovation of interiors of non-significant buildings
  • replacement of fabric inside non-significant buildings

For more information on significance see the Significance and significant fabric fact sheet .

Standard Exemption 4: Alteration to interiors of non-significant buildings

General conditions  apply to the use of all Standard Exemptions and must be complied with. 

The following specified activities/works to an item do not require approval under subsection 57(1) of the Heritage Act 1977 if the specified activities/works are undertaken in accordance with each of the relevant standards prescribed below.

Specified activities/works:

  1. Alteration to the interior of a non-significant building.

Relevant standards:

  1. The specified activities/works to the non-significant building must not impact the heritage significance of the item.
  2. Significant fabric of the item must not be impacted.
  3. Relics must not be impacted.
  4. Activities/works must not involve construction of extensions or additions where these may impact the item’s setting, views to or from the item, obscure existing significant fabric, impact relics and/or impact landscape values.
  5. Non-significant buildings must be either:
    1. buildings identified as non-significant in the listing on the State Heritage Register or the gazetted Interim Heritage Order, or a Conservation Management Plan, Conservation Management Strategy, Heritage Collections Plan, Archaeological Management Plan or Aboriginal Place Management Plan or identified as non-significant building in written advice prepared by a suitably qualified and experienced heritage professional, and/or
    2. buildings constructed since the listing of the item on the State Heritage Register or the publication of an Interim Heritage Order in the Gazette, which applies to the land.