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Frequently Asked Questions

A heritage conservation area is a locality defined by a Council in its Local Environmental Plan (LEP) as having cultural significance.

No. Being listed does not dictate the use of a place. It does not freeze it in time or oblige owners to open the property to the general public. Normal maintenance and building safety standards are required for any listed item, as is the case for all properties in a local government area.

Heritage places are deemed to possess an intrinsic value to the local community. It is preferred that a heritage place be maintained and ‘conserved’ although there are some instances where demolition could be approved. Demolition requires Council consent and such an application would require supporting documentation justifying the application which would then be publicly notified and assessed by Council officers.

Retford Park

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1325 Old South Road, Bowral

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Saturdays and Sundays 10am-3pm

Closed:

Monday-Friday

Phone:
(02) 9258 0123
Email:
retfordpark@nationaltrust.com.au
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Adults - $10, Concessions - $5

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