Feedback on heritage colours in the Byron Shire

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Our Shire has a number of heritage buildings and areas that provide a rich local identity.

The use of colours when improving or maintaining these properties has been of recent interest to our community.

Throughout March 2023 we asked for your feedback on 

  • Current colour schemes.
  • Possible changes to the Development Control Plan to loosen restrictions on the range of colours used.
  • Any other feedback about heritage colours.

Submission have now closed. Feedback is being reviewed and will be reported to Council at a later date.

Heritage Colour Schemes and information

The Colour Schemes for Historic Buildings and Conservation Areas(PDF, 3MB) has been prepared by our Heritage Advisor, Clarence Heritage.

This report provides an overview of the background and use of heritage colours along with examples. It also includes recommendations for wording changes to Chapter C1 of the Development Control Plan 2014. This chapter provides guidelines about development to or near heritage items and Heritage Conservation Areas.

Some other guidelines on heritage colours include: