Part of the charm of Greenside is its history, which is reflected in some of the older homes, shops, beautiful streets and trees. Buildings older than 60 years are protected by the National Heritage Resources Act, 25 of 1999 which states that
“No person may alter or demolish any structure or part of a structure which is older than 60 years without a permit issued by the relevant provincial heritage resources authority”.
In Gauteng, this authority is the Provincial Heritage Resources Authority – Gauteng. (PHRAG).
When an owner plans to alter or demolish part or the whole of a structure that is over 60 years, they are required to submit an application to PHRAG and then to the City Council. This also applies to alterations and/or additions to outbuildings (even where the outbuildings are not attached to the primary dwelling), even where the outbuildings may not be older than 60 years, but where the primary dwelling is older than 60 years.
Any plans to alter or demolish a structure older than 60 years should be presented to the Greenside Heritage Sub Committee of the Greenside Resident Association (GRA) before submitting them to PHRAG, as the letter issued by the Greenside Heritage Sub Committee needs to be included in your submission to PHRAG.
Failure to obtain the relevant permission from PHRAG could result in a criminal prosecution.
Greenside Heritage Team
The Greenside Heritage Sub-Committee is a sub-committee of the GRA and is run by volunteers.
For building, renovating and/or altering your property, please access these documents:
- History of Greenside
- Heritage hints for homeowners
- Homeowner’s application procedure and required documents
- Application fees
- Guidelines - aspects the Greenside Heritage Sub-Committee will consider when you make an application
- PHRAG contact details