Wagga Wagga City Council has for approximately 23 years engaged the services of a heritage advisor. The Heritage Advisory Service is a free service provided to the public. This is achievable through the support of the Heritage Branch of the Office of the Environment and Heritage.
Council utilises the services of the Heritage Advisor for two main services. One is to offer heritage advice to the general public for possible renovations and additions to buildings which are either identified as an Item of Environmental Heritage or located within the conservation area. The second service is for comments on development applications that are lodged for items of Environmental heritage or located within the conservation area.
Such advice could include:
- Suitable materials and colours for restoring old buildings (commercial or residential)
- Appropriate styles and shapes of extensions and additions to old buildings (or new buildings in older areas)
- Help in negotiating heritage issues on your projects with the Council (Public or private)
- Urban Design advice and how buildings and their context are addressed in Council applications.
For those looking at undertaking future work on heritage items or work within the conservation area the heritage advisor is available for appointments every 6 weeks.
Enquiries for heritage advisory visits are to be forwarded to Council's Town Planning Department by calling 1300 292 442. The customer will be advised on when the next Heritage Advisor visit will be and details will be recorded for a return phone call approximately 1 week prior to the visit to allocate an appointment time.