At its meeting of 8 May 2023, Council resolved to proceed with the planning proposal to list five sites associated with Leslie Wilkinson as local heritage items in Schedule 5 and on the Heritage Map of the Woollahra Local Environmental Plan 2014 (Woollahra LEP 2014).

You can read the full Council resolution here.

On 22 March 2024, the 5 sites associated identified in the Professor Leslie Wilkinson in Woollahra Heritage Study were listed as local heritage items in the Woollahra Local Environmental Plan 2014 (see Amendment No 34).

The public exhibition period ran from Wednesday 8 February 2023 to Friday 10 March 2023. Thank you to everyone who made a submission on this planning proposal. Your participation is valuable in helping to shape Council's planning controls to ensure they reflect the views of the whole community.

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About the planning proposal

The purpose of a planning proposal is to explain the intended effect of an amendment to the Woollahra LEP 2014. An LEP is a legal instrument that zones land and includes standards and controls to regulate the use and nature of development and the management of land. An LEP can also address matters of heritage conservation.

The amendment to the Woollahra LEP 2014 involves the listing of five (5) local heritage items in Schedule 5 of the Woollahra LEP 2014 and the associated heritage mapping. The properties of the local heritage items are listed below:

  • Monument to Robert Watson, including sandstone tablet, carvings and setting at Robertson Park, Watsons Bay (part of Lot 7093, DP 1074769)
  • Hampden Lodge, including interiors and garage at 12 Hampden Avenue, Darling Point (Lot 1 DP 1184885)
  • House, including interiors and gardens at 43 Latimer Road, Bellevue Hill (Lot A DP 312687, Lot 1 DP 318717 and Lot 1 DP 131019)
  • House, including interiors at 56 Wallaroy Road, Woollahra (Lot 3 DP 17153)
  • Wrought iron gate and brick posts at 28A Wentworth Road, Vaucluse (Part of Lot 2 DP 531931).

Heritage listing aims to provide ongoing protection and recognition of the heritage significance of these sites.

A detailed description of the heritage significance of each item is included in the supporting documents to the planning proposal, particularly in the study report "Professor Leslie Wilkinson in Woollahra" and associated heritage inventory sheets.

Council has been authorised to use its delegation under section 3.36 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 to approve the LEP. The Department of Planning and Environment has classified this planning proposal as 'basic' as described in the Local Environmental Plan Making Guidelines (Department of Planning and Environment, 2022).


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