Teralba Heritage Conservation Area

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This consultation is now closed. Thank you to everyone who provided a submission.

The report detailing the outcome of the exhibition will be available on Council's website prior to the nominated Council meeting. Those who made a submission will be notified when the report is to be considered by Council.

The Teralba Heritage Conservation Area (HCA) is of local heritage significance for its historical, social and aesthetic heritage values.

The key Council documents that will control future development in Teralba HCA are on public exhibition. They include the:

The draft documents have been developed based on community feedback received in early 2021 and will guide future development to be compatible with the heritage character of the area.

Exhibition closed 14 March 2022.

This consultation is now closed. Thank you to everyone who provided a submission.

The report detailing the outcome of the exhibition will be available on Council's website prior to the nominated Council meeting. Those who made a submission will be notified when the report is to be considered by Council.

The Teralba Heritage Conservation Area (HCA) is of local heritage significance for its historical, social and aesthetic heritage values.

The key Council documents that will control future development in Teralba HCA are on public exhibition. They include the:

The draft documents have been developed based on community feedback received in early 2021 and will guide future development to be compatible with the heritage character of the area.

Exhibition closed 14 March 2022.

  • Plans to maintain Teralba’s rich heritage

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    Teralba’s unique 19th century mining and railway history, is set to be recognised and protected through a new Lake Macquarie City Council plan.

    Council’s Draft Heritage Conservation Area Plan highlights ways to protect Teralba’s character by assessing how much residential and commercial buildings weave into the suburb’s historic fabric.

    Lake Macquarie Mayor Cr Kay Fraser said Teralba had been recognised as a historic gem by the NSW Government.

    “Teralba is our very own time capsule and we want to showcase its history for generations to come,” Cr Fraser said.

    “Not only is Teralba a beautiful place to live, it attracts visitors from across the country and tells a great story about Australia in the 19th century.”

    Manager Integrated Planning Wes Hain said buildings had been categorised as either ‘Non-contributory’, ‘Contributory 2’ or ‘Contributory 1’.

    “We have individually assessed the exterior of each property and classed them based on their features and the level of contribution they provide to the town’s overall heritage significance,” Mr Hain said.

    The draft plan contains guidelines for how development can occur for buildings in each of the categories.

    It also proposes to reduce the height for new development from three storeys to two in some parts of Teralba, including south of Railway Street.

    “We’re open to new additions in the town, but wish to facilitate development in a way that complements historical assets.”

    The boundary of the Heritage Conservation Area could be altered to align with parts of Teralba that have heritage significance.

    The draft Heritage Conservation Area Plan and Planning Proposal for Teralba Heritage Conservation Area will be on public exhibition until 14 March.

    Information sessions will be held in February and March.

    To register and for more information, go to shape.lakemac.com.au/teralba-hca.

Page last updated: 28 Apr 2022, 12:00 PM