Mosman’s complex heritage has been created by the interplay of its harbour setting, topography, vegetation, built environment, and its rich cultural landscape that reflects a fascinating history.
Heritage listing provides formal recognition by Council or the State Government that a place has heritage significance and that the community wants to keep it for future generations. There are two levels of statutory listing:
- local heritage items listed on heritage schedules in Mosman’s Local Environment Plan (LEP) 2012; and
- state heritage items listed on the State Heritage Register . This list includes only those items which have been identified as having particular importance to the people of NSW.
There are around 500 Heritage Items and Archaeological Sites and 13 Heritage Conservation Areas listed in Mosman.
Inventory Sheets are available for properties identified as containing Heritage Items. They include a brief statement of the significance of the property, a description, photograph, and some include historic notes.
These sheets – the Mosman Heritage Inventory – are available as part of the NSW State Heritage Inventory .
Heritage Conservation Areas
Buildings within Council’s 13 Heritage Conservation Areas (HCAs) have a ranking identifying their level of contribution to the significance of the HCA.
The rankings provide a snapshot assessment of the building as viewed from the street and can be used as a starting point in the understanding of a building’s potential heritage significance. For an explanation of the rankings, see the HCA Ranking Descriptions.
The maps below, which were updated in 2018, illustrate the current rankings:
- C01 Bradleys Head Rd Ranking Map (464 kB)
- C02 The Crescent Ranking Map (105 kB)
- C03 Holt Estate Ranking Map (458 kB)
- C04 Keston Ave Ranking Map (108 kB)
- C05 Killarney Estate Ranking Map (427 kB)
- C06 Lang St Ranking Map (109 kB)
- C07 Military Rd Ranking Map (462 kB)
- C08 Orlando Ave Ranking Map (110 kB)
- C09 Raglan St Ranking Map (90 kB)
- C10 Shadforth St Ranking Map (491 kB)
- C11 Upper Avenue Rd Ranking Map (101 kB)
- C13 Lower Boyle St Ranking Map (111 kB)
Council seeks to keep the Mosman Heritage Inventory up to date, however there may be information not yet included such as additional historical research or information on changes to Items resulting from development with Council’s consent.
Clarification of the Heritage Listing of a property is best obtained by the application for a Planning Certificate through Council.