Heritage & history

Over 300 items have been listed on our local heritage register to ensure they are around for future generations. These historic places form a cultural tapestry that helps us to understand who we are and what we have achieved. 

Many of these sites are also very beautiful, reflecting the history of our unique architecture and helping to make our region an attractive place to live and visit. 

Our rich collection of schools, shops, homes, memorials and trees tell the story of where we came from.  Examples include the Taree War Memorial Clock which is a poignant reminder of our fallen soldiers, whereas the Beehive Store celebrates our commercial past, as the location of Taree’s first department store in 1907.

Before you restore, extend, demolish or change the use (for example, a home to a shop) of a heritage listed item, find out what rules are in place by contacting Council.

Heritage conservation areas

Heritage conservation areas

Areas identified as historically significant to the Manning Valley

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Heritage listing

Heritage listing

Find out if you property is listed on a heritage register and the rules that apply

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Martin Bridge

Martin Bridge

Opened on 17 May 1940, the Martin Bridge provided an important crossing over the Manning River, connecting local communities...

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Heritage studies

Heritage studies

Since the late 1980’s Council has undertaken studies to identify heritage places in the Manning Valley

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Local heritage fund

Local heritage fund

Funding for restoring heritage places

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Self-guided heritage walks

Self-guided heritage walks

Self-guided walks that highlight a number of built and natural heritage items in the Manning Valley

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Settlement of the Manning Valley

Settlement of the Manning Valley

The Manning Valley was first explored by John Oxley late in 1818. In 1825, the Australian Agricultural...

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Taree War Memorial Clock

Taree War Memorial Clock

The NSW War Memorials Register provides a great explanation of the history of the Taree War Memorial...

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Wingham Memorial Town Hall

Wingham Memorial Town Hall

Wingham Memorial Town Hall is an iconic building in the Wingham landscape.  Built in 1924, it not...

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Historic Rate Books

Historic Rate Books

In the 1980s, councils across NSW amalgamated.  On 1 January 1981 the Greater Taree City Council was...

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