Planning proposal for street name inlays


The planning proposal listed 493 street name inlays within the Woollahra Municipality as heritage items in the Woollahra Local Environmental Plan 2014. The inlays are usually located in the footpath or kerb and have historic and social significance for their construction in the 1930s as part of a civic beautification scheme.

The objectives of the planning proposal were:

  • to recognise the local heritage significance of street name inlays;
  • to provide statutory protection of street name inlays as local heritage items;
  • to provide for the conservation of street name inlays.

street sign inlays located in Woollahra

street sign inlays located in Woollahra

Examples of street name inlays located in the Woollahra LGA

Initial Assessment

Council's initial assessment of the planning proposal was reported to the Urban Planning Committee (UPC) and subsequently Council resolved to publicly exhibit the proposal:

Public Exhibition Material

Public Exhibition of the planning proposal was held from Wednesday 24 February to Thursday 31 March 2016. The key exhibition documents are provided below:

Part 1 - Planning proposal

Part 2 - Gateway determination and authorisation


On 25 July 2016, the Council considered the recommendation of the UPC and resolved in part:

THAT Council proceed with the planning proposal for street name inlays.

The street name inlays in the Woollahra LGA were gazetted as local heritage items when the Woollahra Local Environmental Plan 2014 (Amendment No 4) was notified on the NSW Legislation website on Friday 16 December 2016.


For more information contact Council's Strategic Planners on 9391 7087.