A Contemporary Heritage Approach

5 February 2021

The NSW/ACT branch of the ACA has joined forces with Sydney East Architects to host a special event on contemporary heritage matters in NSW on Wednesday 17 February. Book Now!

Land and Environment Court of NSW Acting Commissioner Paul Rappaport will discuss changes in the heritage discourse in NSW, from preservation to conservation and on to re-purposing. Holding Redlich Lawyers Special Counsel Peter Holt will tackle legal matters, covering Exempt & Comply Development SEPP as it applies to Heritage Conservation Areas (HCAs) and the heritage incentive provisions of clause 5.10.10.


Paul Rappaport is the recently appointed Acting Commissioner of the Land and Environment Court NSW. He has worked as an architect specialising in heritage and conservation for more than 30 years, and has a particular interest in the heritage discourse that has progressively shifted its position from a ‘preservation framework’ through to a ‘conservation framework’ and more recently on to a ‘re-purposing framework’. For the last 26 years Paul has been the director of Heritage 21, a specialist heritage consulting practice that employs heritage specialists, historians, town planners, cultural heritage specialists, researchers, heritage assessors and expert witnesses. Paul has been involved in many significant heritage projects including the Sydney Town Hall and Central Station.

Peter Holt is a Special Counsel at Holding Redlich Lawyers specialising in environmental, planning and local government law and is regarded as an influential thought leader in the public policy debates about environmental planning matters in New South Wales. Prior to joining Holding Redlich, Peter was in-house counsel for the Department of Planning and Environment, responsible for the development and implementation of the legal and policy frameworks to support the NSW Government’s planning reform agenda, including the Exempt & Complying Development SEPP, and expansion of BASIX to multi-dwelling housing across the whole of the State.


6–8pm Wednesday (5.30pm for a 6pm start)
17 February 2021


Club Rose Bay
1 Vickery Avenue, Rose Bay New South Wales 2029
(corner of Vickery Ave & New South Head Rd)


Pre-booked ticket $45, At-the-door $55, Students $25


Online bookings close 4pm 17 February

To reserve your place, make your booking here.


2 hours – 2 formal points

Learning objectives

On completion of this webinar, participants will gain an understanding of:

  • Design approaches to heritage
  • Regulatory limitations/opportunities
  • Documentation

AACA Competencies

3.4 Design response incorporates assessment of relevant legislation, codes and industry standards.
5.3 Evaluation and integration of regulatory requirements.
5.8 Presentation of detailed design to facilitate relevant client and stakeholder approvals.
9.7 Knowledge of legal and regulatory requirements and obligations in regard to architectural practice, practice management and registration as an architect.
9.8 Clear and consistent communication with client and relevant stakeholders throughout project.

A CPD questionnaire will be supplied at check in/ registration. Speakers will go through the questions in the last 10 minutes of the seminar.

In lieu of certificates of completion, the compulsory questionnaire is stamped at completion of the seminar as approved by the NSW Architects Registration Board.

Contact details

For more information, contact Marie Frost.

E  nsw@aca.org.au

M 0412 784 345