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 (see page 6 of Government Gazette) 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.
- Alteration to the interior of a non-significant building.
- The specified activities/works to the non-significant building must not impact the heritage significance of the item.
- Significant fabric of the item must not be impacted.
- Relics must not be impacted.
- 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.
- Non-significant buildings must be either:
- 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
- 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.
- The Heritage Manual (1996, Heritage Office and Department of Urban Affairs & Planning)
- The Maintenance Series (1996, republished 2004, NSW Heritage Office and Department of Urban Affairs & Planning)
- The Burra Charter (The Australia ICOMOS Charter for Places of Cultural Significance) 2013
- Levels of heritage significance
- New uses for heritage places