309 Newcastle Street is included in the Register of Heritage Places. 309 Newcastle Street was a deteriorated building when work commenced, but was remarkably complete in terms of the physical evidence, providing material to cover all aspects of its conservation, other than fireplace surrounds.
The property is zoned commercial and it was decided to simply conserve the property, provide basic facilities, and dispose of it. Alternative uses might be considered, as the place commenced life as a residence, and a shop with a residence over. Because the physical evidence was so compelling, it was decided to proceed with conservation works in parallel with a conservation plan. The benefit of the conservation plan will be to guide a third party on the care and ongoing conservation of the place and to assist with its further adaptation if required.