Heritage consists of those places and objects that we as a community have inherited from the past and want to hand on to future generations. Our heritage gives us a sense of living history and provides a physical link to the work and way of life of earlier generations. It enriches our lives and helps us to understand who we are today. Mosman’s heritage is diverse and includes buildings, monuments, Aboriginal places, gardens, bridges, landscapes, archaeological sites, streets and conservation areas.
There are around 500 Heritage Items and Archaeological Sites and 13 Heritage Conservation Areas listed in Mosman.
Council runs a Heritage Advisory Service where free advice from a qualified Heritage Architect can be obtained for heritage listed properties.
The Fund provides dollar for dollar funding for conservation works to Heritage Items and buildings located within Heritage Conservation Areas.
We have recently introduced an Application for Heritage Exemption to make it easier for owners to maintain and repair their properties.
Mosman’s unique visual character is shaped by the interplay of its harbour setting, topography, vegetation and architectural expressions within the built environment.
A guide to resources that may assist in the study of the local built environment including homes, business premises and public buildings.