The Port of Newcastle has a multi-faceted and extraordinarily rich history, which includes 217 years of commercial shipping.
Within the Port there are a number of individual and groups of heritage items that have been recognised in the State Environmental Planning Policy (Three Ports) 2013, including buildings, navigations structures, trees and relics.
Section 170 of the Heritage Act 1977 requires government agencies to prepare a Heritage and Conservation Register.
Port of Newcastle has prepared a Heritage and Conservation Register on behalf of the New South Wales Government, in compliance with its obligations under the 98 year Port Lease.
The register has been endorsed by the State Heritage Register Committee of the Heritage Council of NSW and will assist Port of Newcastle in caring for heritage assets and their future conservation and development.
The Heritage and Conservation Register comprises three parts: