Community feedback dates

Wednesday 3 May - Sunday 18 June 2023

We're looking for interesting facts, stories and anecdotes to help us understand just what it is that makes Inner West pubs so special.

The Inner West is the home of some of Sydney’s most iconic pubs and we’re asking the people who know them best to tell us why they love their favourite pub.

Whether it’s the atmosphere, the food, the music, the regulars or the occasional drop in by the famous or infamous, we want to know as much as possible about the Inner West’s thriving pub culture.

Inner West Council is committed to ensuring that places of heritage significance in our local government area have statutory protection. This includes our many pubs.

In 2018 Council decided to investigate the heritage status of pubs in the Inner West and recommend additional heritage listings.

In 2022 Council investigated historic pubs within the LGA and identified 27 that had potential for heritage listing. The heritage pubs program builds on the existing 26 heritage listed pubs that are celebrated and protected as part of Inner West's cultural and social heritage.

How to have your say

Council will review and record all stories and may include them in a heritage listing planning proposal.

Council may contact you regarding the details of your story.

What happens next?

  • Engagement Outcomes Report

    We will collate your feedback and prepare an Engagement Outcomes Report.

  • Preparation of planning proposal

    We are preparing a planning proposal to demonstrate the merit of locally listing 27 more pubs.

  • Decision making

    Council will submit the planning proposal to the Department of Planning and Environment for approval.

Project stages

  • Timeline item 1 - active

    Preliminary consultation

    The information you provide will inform the preparation of a planning proposal to locally list 27 Inner West pubs.

  • Timeline item 2 - incomplete

    Under review

    We are reviewing your comments and updating recommendations for heritage pub listings.

  • Timeline item 3 - incomplete

    Planning proposal

    We are preparing a draft proposal for heritage listings.

  • Timeline item 4 - incomplete

    Decision by Council

    Your elected representatives will decide whether to submit the planning proposal to the Department of Planning and Environment for approval.

  • Timeline item 5 - incomplete

    Decision by DPE

    The Department of Planning and Environment (DPE) will provide feedback on the planning proposal prior to final public exhibition.

  • Timeline item 6 - incomplete

    Public exhibition

    We will exhibit the final proposals for heritage pubs listings.

Contact us

For questions relating to heritage listings contact:

Name Jennifer Gavin
Phone 02 9392 5864

For questions relating to the Love your Pub program contact:

Name Jonny Browne
Phone 02 9392 5657