Share your views about Braidwood’s heritage

Complete the online survey or read the progress report.

GML Heritage has been commissioned by Heritage NSW to review the heritage planning and management for the historic township of Braidwood, and we are keen to hear your views. A Community Information Session was held on Thursday 19 May 2022 at 6.15pm at the Braidwood Servicemens Club & Golf Course. A drop-in session was held at the Braidwood National Theatre Community Centre on Friday 20 May 2022 between 2:00pm and 5:00pm.

Complete the Survey

There is still a chance to tell us what you think about heritage management in Braidwood by completing the online survey.

Following discussions with the Braidwood community, we have extended the closing date of the survey to Sunday, 19 June 2022.

 

Image Supplied: Braidwood & District Historical Society

Project Background

‘Braidwood and its Setting’ was listed on the State Heritage Register in 2006 as an excellent surviving example of a Georgian period town plan dating from the late 1830s. Numerous buildings also reflect key phases of the town’s development, ranging from initial construction to consolidation following the gold boom. The town has a high proportion of nineteenth century buildings, which contribute to the streetscapes and the town’s heritage value. The aim of the listing was to ensure the protection of the significant town plan and contributing historic buildings, within an appropriate pastoral setting.

Since its listing, ‘Braidwood and its Setting’ has not been reviewed to assess whether it is achieving its goals and working effectively for all stakeholders. Considering the 15-year anniversary of the listing in 2021, it is timely that a review take place to ensure the listing is achieving its original purpose.

This project will be completed in three stages.

Milestone 1 – Download the Report

The first stage (Milestone 1) involved a review of the listing, site specific exemptions, the key management guidelines and the archaeological management plan. GML also had discussions with Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council and other stakeholders to understand the management issues. GML’s recommendations were provided in a progress report to Heritage NSW.

Download the Milestone 1 Report here http://ow.ly/GO7r50J8JGT

Milestone 2 – Current stage

GML are currently working on the second stage of the project (Milestone 2) which involves facilitating a community consultation program to understand the community’s experiences and concerns about the listing.

GML travelled to Braidwood on 19 May 2022, to begin the community consultation period. We presented the project at a Community Information Session on 19 May 2022. GML also held two Stakeholder Workshops and a Community Drop-In Session on 20 May 2022.

Following initial feedback from the community, GML also visited several businesses on Wallace Street and provided them information about the online survey. The survey period has been extended to capture more information from the community. The online survey is open until 19 June 2022.

Flyers are still available at the Braidwood Library and Visitor Information Centre.

Milestone 3

In the third stage of the project, GML will provide recommendations, including how the approval process may be streamlined and clarified, and design a long-term community engagement program to be undertaken by Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council and Heritage NSW.

More information

If you would like more information about this project, please email heritage@gml.com.au and we will get back to you.