The Blue Mountains is well-known for the historic character of many of its towns and villages. In some towns and neighbourhoods buildings from the Victorian, Federation, Edwardian, Inter-War and Post-War eras create visually interesting and layered streetscapes. Many streetscapes are enhanced by mature street tree plantings and established exotic gardens. 

Council has established ongoing recognition and protection for the many early houses and the generally traditional streetscapes found in most towns and villages of the Blue Mountains. These important historic areas are protected as heritage conservation areas. The full list of heritage conservation areas is listed in Schedule 5 of the Blue Mountains Local Environmental Plan 2015 (LEP).

The boundary and inclusions for each heritage conservation area are defined by an accompanying map, and the reasons for listing explained in the heritage inventory sheet for each area. 

On 19 July 2019, areas of older housing, formerly protected as Period Housing Areas, were converted to new heritage conservation areas as part of Amendment 6 to LEP 2015. Subsequently, the Period Housing provisions of the LEP were superseded by Clause 5.10 of LEP 2015. Full details and timelines from start to finish on this planning proposal are under 'related sites'.

Use our interactive mapping tool to find out if your property is in a heritage conservation area, by selecting the “LEP 2015 Heritage” layer.

Maps and heritage inventory sheets for 'new and amended' heritage conservation areas are linked below.

Village Heritage Conservation Area Map and Inventory Sheet Status
Mount Irvine Mount Irvine and environs MI001 Existing
Mount Wilson Mount Wilson Conservation Precinct MW026 Existing
Mount Tomah Mount Tomah and environs MT002 Existing
Mount York Mount York and environs MY008 Existing
Mount Victoria Central Mount Victoria Urban Conservation Area

MV023

Amended
Blackheath Blackheath Village and Setting

BH212

New
Hat Hill Road

BH213

New
Blackheath West

BH214

New
Lookout Hill

BH215

New
Katoomba Jamison Valley K007 Existing
Lurline Street Precinct K053 Existing
Central Katoomba Urban Conservation Area K159 Existing
South Katoomba

K168

New
Crown Village

K169

New
Grimley Estate

K170

New
Norths Estate

K171

New
Leura Central Leura Urban Conservation Area LA018 Existing
Railway Parade Precinct LA029 Existing
Residential Precinct LA033 Existing
Leura North

LA105

New
Leura South

LA106

New
Wentworth Falls Station Street Precinct WF032 Existing
Great Western Highway Residential Precinct WF044 Existing
Wentworth Falls Cottages WF073 Existing
Village of Brasfort

WF119

New
Westbourne Avenue

WF120

New
Lawson Honour Gardens LN014 Existing
Henry Street Cottages LN025 Existing
San Jose Avenue and Badgerys Crescent Cottages LN030 Existing
Hays Nature Reserve link

LN083

New
Hazelbrook Railway Parade West

H008

Amended
Railway Parade East

H028

New
Springwood Macquarie Road East

SP056

Amended
Moorecourt Avenue

SP071

New
Macquarie Road West

SP072

New
Glenbrook Glenbrook

G061

New