West Wallsend and Holmesville Heritage Conservation Area

Following a review of the planning rules for the West Wallsend and Holmesville Area, we are proposing changes to the Lake Macquarie Local Environmental Plan 2014and the accompanying Lake Macquarie Development Control Plan 2014. These changes aim to both better protect the unique heritage values of West Wallsend and Holmesville, and provide development controls that are clearer, simpler and more precise.

On 22 May 2024, Council received gateway determination from the NSW Department of Planning, Housing and Infrastructure to exhibit a draft planning proposal.

As per the gateway determination, Council is currently consulting with relevant State Government agencies and will be proceeding with public exhibition later this year.

Early consultation

In July-August 2022 we asked the community to provide feedback on:

  • the draft heritage report by Umwelt heritage consultants. This report includes an updated evaluation of heritage values in the area, a comprehensive review of and recommended changes to current planning controls for the area.
  • the draft building assessments for individual properties.

Community consultation closed 15 August 2022. A summary of this consultation is available to view online.