The Heritage Advisory Service offers free professional advice from Orange City Council’s Heritage Advisor who visits Orange each month. The advisory service is offered to all property owners, land developers, tradespeople in the building industry and owners of heritage listed buildings.
Free advice is available to owners who want to renovate or redevelop private homes or commercial buildings. This advice can include the topics of colour schemes, extensions, verdandahs, awnings and fences as well as more comprehensive advice on the integration of new developement in older areas. The free advice which is provided is of a general nature and should be considered as the starting point for more extensive work that may require an architect, builder or designer. Advice is available at all stages of a project from the feasibility stage through the design stages and during construction. The City Council encourages owners to use the earliest design stage.
Owners of pre World War II properties are particularly encouraged to use the service. The Heritage Advisor also assesses applications for the Local Heritage Assistance Fund.
The City Council’s Heritage Advisor will also assist with management of State Heritage listed properties on the State Heritage Register
For more information, or to make an appointment, please contact Council’s Community Liaison Advisor or Council’s Senior Planner on 6393 8000.