Rockdale currently has a number of Aboriginal sites identified within the local government area. If your property is affected by one of these sites it will be noted on your planning certificate. For further information about Aboriginal Sites contact the Office of Environment and Heritage or the Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Land Council.
Unrecorded Aboriginal sites of significance may be located throughout the City and it is anticipated these will be identified as further studies are undertaken.
Rockdale City Council conducted a major heritage study in the 1990s that identified a large number of places with heritage significance. These places included buildings, parks, street trees and natural areas which have Non-Indigenous historic, aesthetic, social or technical values. One aesthetic characteristic of a building is its architectural style.
Many of these places were subsequently included in the Local Environmental Plan as heritage items. In 2010 a review of this list was undertaken that updated the information about each heritage item.
Council's heritage inventory is available by searching the Rockdale Local Government Area on the Office of Environment and Heritage, Heritage Branch website.