Current Status: Development Application Approved


As part of its ongoing conservation of this State significant building, the Royal Australian Historical Society is planning exciting new facilities at its home, History House, to ensure it remains part of our rich and diverse living heritage. Our building extensions will provide increased space to members, visitors and staff, improved disability access, provide for the urgent and necessary replacement of the building’s lift, and include space for digital media initiatives. As the refurbishment will take place at the rear of History House, it will not alter the magnificent visage of the front of our beautiful heritage building.

The Development Application was submitted to City of Sydney on Monday 27 June 2016. The Development Application was approved on 3 January 2017, so we will be moving forward in earnest with our project plans, including a revised project time-line and additional fundraising, in 2017. It is anticipated we will commence building works at the start of 2017 subject to approvals. During the construction phase we will continue to deliver publications, online lectures, digital media resources, research services and excursions, as our staff will work from the ground floor.

We would like to thank all our members and friends for their continuing generous donations to support this initiative that is critical for the ongoing viability of the Society and its core goal – to promote Australian history and help people develop the skills required to produce quality history projects.

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