Tree damage Moree ShireFollowing the wild weather over the past few days, bear in mind, trees around the Shire (including on private property) may have been weakened and become unstable and can pose a risk to community members. Trees and branches may have been hit by lightning or affected by very strong winds during big storms. As Council and property owners assess the damage caused by recent storm activity, please be mindful of the risk of trees and branches falling.

Report any concerns to Council on (02) 6757 3222.

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What Works Require Development Consent for Heritage Assets

If Council determines the proposed development is of a minor nature or consists of maintenance of the heritage item and would not adversely affect its heritage significance or impact Heritage Conservation Area.

If this is the case, the proponent must notify the consent authority in writing of the proposed development. The consent authority must have then advised the applicant in writing that it is satisfied that the proposed development consent is not otherwise required, before any work can be carried out.

Examples of work that requires development consent:

  • Demolition of a heritage item;
  • Altering a heritage item by making structural changes to its interior;
  • Altering a heritage item by making structural or non-structural changes to the detail, fabric, finish or appearance of its exterior. The exception being changes resulting from any maintenance necessary for its ongoing protective care which does not adversely affect its heritage significance, that have been authorised in writing by Council;
  • Erecting a building within a heritage conservation area;
  • Subdividing land on which a heritage item is located or that is within a Heritage Conservation Area; and
  • Moving the whole or part of a heritage item.