Local heritage planning

Local Heritage Register

The Local Heritage Register is a listing of properties in the Gympie Region with local heritage significance. The Gympie Regional Council Local Heritage Register is available for viewing at the Planning and Development Directorate office, 29 Channon Street, Gympie or via the link below. This document may be periodically reviewed and updated as appropriate.

Local Heritage Places

Properties may also be identified as a ‘Local Heritage Place’ under the Gympie Regional Council Planning Scheme 2013. These properties are identified in Schedule 4 – Local Heritage Places and mapped in the Heritage and Neighbourhood Character Overlay. Where a property is identified in the Planning Scheme as a Local Heritage Place, this triggers the requirement for specific outcomes for building and new development to protect heritage values and preserve traditional character.

The Planning Scheme can be used to find out if your property is identified as a Local Heritage Place.

Queensland Heritage Register

In addition to local heritage considerations, the State Government also administer a register of properties of State cultural heritage significance on a Queensland Heritage Register. The Gympie region is home to a number of State heritage listed properties.

Council have developed a heritage trail which takes in the majority of the State heritage listed properties in the region.

Heritage Advisory Committee

The function of the heritage advisory committee is to advise council on matters relating to components of the built and natural environment which have cultural heritage significance, including objects of material culture, buildings and structures, streetscapes and natural landscapes with the aim of conserving cultural heritage for the benefit of the present community and future generations.

The committee meets at 2.00pm on the third Wednesday of every month at our Planning and Development building, 29 Nash Street, Gympie.

Contact us if you wish to address the committee on a matter.

Expressions of Interest - Heritage Advisory Committee Members

Gympie Regional Council’s Heritage Advisory Committee is seeking to appoint four (4) new Committee members.The Committee seeks reasonably qualified and experienced people able to volunteer their time to contribute to the following objectives of the Committee:

  • Encourage public interest and understanding of issues relevant to the conservation and promotion of cultural heritage within the Gympie region;
  • Provide recommendations to Council to guide its decision making about development applications that involve heritage issues;
  • Encourage conservation focused management and to keep appropriate records of places and objects of cultural heritage significance;
  • Advise on the content of Council’s Local Heritage Register;
  • Assist in the development of projects relevant to heritage within the Gympie region;
  • Disseminate information about funding programs that may assist in conserving and protecting the Region’s cultural heritage; and
  • Advise Council on cultural heritage issues raised by the community and the State or Federal Government.

Submissions must detail relevant qualifications and/or experience, how you can contribute to the Committee’s objectives, and demonstrate availability to attend monthly meetings. Expressions of Interest are open until close of business Monday 25 July 2016 and must be submitted in writing to the address below or emailed to planningprojects@gympie.qld.gov.au.

Planning Strategy and Major Projects
Gympie Regional Council,
PO Box 155,
Gympie QLD 4570.

A copy of the Heritage Advisory Committee Charter and further information can be obtained from Council’s Planning Strategy and Major Projects Branch or website. Please call 1300 307 800 or email planningprojects@gympie.qld.gov.au or visit gympie.qld.gov.au/local-heritage-planning for further information.

Download Expression of Interest [PDF 100KB].

Related information

Heritage Advisory Committee 126KB

Local Heritage Register (PDCK001)

Local history and heritage

Gympie Regional Council Planning Scheme

Queensland Heritage Register

Gympie Heritage Trails