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Heritage

Byron Shire is one of the most desirable residential and tourist locations in New South Wales, as much for its unique natural environment as for its lifestyle and climate attractions. The form of the built environment and its relationship to the natural environment will be a crucial factor in determining the future development of the Shire, particularly in ensuring its heritage values are protected.

Any development near heritage places will need to be in harmony with the surroundings, both natural and constructed, and enhance the physical context valued by the community and by the Shire's increasing number of visitors.

Byron Shire is one of the most desirable residential and tourist locations in New South Wales, as much for its unique natural environment as for its lifestyle and climate attractions. The form of the built environment and its relationship to the natural environment will be a crucial factor in determining the future development of the Shire, particularly in ensuring its heritage values are protected.

The purpose of the Heritage Panel is to provide support and advice to Council to assist its’ operations on heritage matters.

Aboriginal heritage includes places and items that are important to the local Aboriginal community or to Aboriginal people of NSW. These are places or objects that people have a connection to, both physically and spiritually. Aboriginal heritage can include natural features such as creeks or mountains, ceremonial or story places or areas of more contemporary cultural significance such as Aboriginal missions or post contact sites. Aboriginal places and objects are an important part of the rich heritage of Byron Shire, providing links to culture, environment and knowledge for local Aboriginal communities.