Heritage study being prepared for Woy Woy
A heritage study for Woy Woy is being prepared by Central Coast Council to review existing heritage items and to include any new items nominated by the community and professional heritage experts.
Heritage items represent the places and landscapes that a community values, that tell stories about our history and that help define our local character and identity.
A description of the proposed heritage study on Council's website said there were 17 heritage items in the Woy Woy area, identified in Schedule 5 of the Gosford Local Environmental Plan, and there was one State-listed item, being the Woy Woy railway tunnel.
Local heritage items included Noonan's and Mrs Wilson's shops, on Blackwall Rd and Railway St respectively, the Bayview Hotel as well as the fire station and residence and the former council chambers.
There was one local archaeological heritage site, being the brick wharf adjacent the reserve at the eastern end of Brickwharf Rd.
The website stated that all nominations received would be reviewed by Council's heritage officer and an independent heritage consultant who would also be conducting the heritage study.
It said that, following further community consultation, a final list of recommended potential heritage items will be determined at a Council meeting.
An item or site listed as being of heritage significance would require development consent for any works, alterations, additions or demolition, it said.
Council offered a free heritage advisory service as well as a heritage grants scheme for financial assistance for heritage projects up to $5000 per annum.
Council's website yourvoiceourcoast.com has an interactive map and a survey and new nominations can be made until December 2.
Website, 6 Nov 2019
Central Coast Heritage Study, Central Coast Council