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.
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.
The purpose of the Heritage Advisory Committee is to provide support and advice to Council to assist its’ operations on heritage matters.
The inaugural Byron Local Heritage Places Grants have been established by Byron Shire Council to assist property owners to carry out restoration works to listed heritage properties throughout the Shire. Applications close 30 September 2016.