What the Berrima Residents Association does

St Francis Xavier Catholic Church

St Francis Xavier Catholic Church

The Berrima Residents Association seeks to preserve and beautify the unique architectural and environmental heritage of Australia’s only intact Colonial Georgian village.

Members of the association work together on a range of projects including:

  • Bushcare – Maintaining the natural features & tourism attractions of Berrima
  • Daffodils – Planting thousands of Daffodil bulbs to beautify the village in spring
  • Fundraising – Sales of jams and preserves made by volunteers to raise funds for the preservation of National Trust heritage items such as Harper’s Mansion

When building or renovation applications are received by Wingecarribee Shire Council, council notifies the BRA and invites comment.

The Association reviews such applications with reference only to the council’s own planning regulations i.e. Its Development Control Plan (DCP) & Local Environment Plan (LEP).

The BRA draws council’s attention to design elements or planning issues that would be contrary to the DCP/LEP – therefore having potential for adverse impact on Berrima’s preservation.

The BRA does not approve or decline Development Applications received by council.


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