在澳大利亚 I need some advice regarding a property purchase. Property - semi-detached house Bedrooms - 2 Condition - average needs internal reno to modernise Street - one of the best in suburb Location - excellent Close to schools - yes Transport - 50m The pool at of an IP needs to be resurfaced (or so the pool doctor says), the cost was estimated to be $10K ($10,000), after recoverying from my impresssion of a cat coughing up a fur ball, it just seems far too much. Its just a standard poo
When a property is heritage listed does that mean all non structural renovations also need approval? For example new kitchen, bathroom, carpet ect ??
Im not 100% sure what heritage listing stops you from doing..
You need to talk to your relevant council for clarification here on what can/can't be done. This site might help http://www.heritage.nsw.gov.au/07_subnav_04.htm
Our church was unable to do some renovations on its site, because it would have involved cutting some branches off a gum tree next door
................................... the tree is heritage listed!!
Non structural / inside is fine....no need to check
My houses have heritage overlays
aussierogue said: ↑
Non structural / inside is fine....no need to checkIncorrect.
My houses have heritage overlaysClick to expand...
Well, it may be correct for Vic but not for NSW.
If you have a heritage listed property it will require a DA.
The Exempt and Complying Development SEPP states that you cannot do minor internal alterations to a heritage item.
The register can be used to ascertain whether it is of local or state significance. If it is local, you need to speak with a development officer at your council to determine the constraints/restrictions before you submit a development application.
It all depends on the significance. Here in Victoria the Heritage Overlay applies to most of the inner-city suburbs which places controls on how the building is affected as viewed from the street. This is why some internal renovations don't require a permit. You will require a permit if you are changing things like removing an old chimney, for example, or doing an extension.
However, even if a building falls under the Heritage Overlay, but the building is not significant at all (there is a register), then most likely the building can be demolished without a problem but a permit must be obtained first. Common examples of these are those 1940s+ buildings in the inner-city suburbs that are not culturally significant at all compared to their Victorian neighbours built in the late 1800s/early 1900s.