Several of Sydney’s best known buildings and landmarks have been added to the state’s heritage register.

People booking flights to Sydney may be pleased to learn that some of  the city’s most recognisable landmarks will be protected for future generations to enjoy.

Luna Park, the Town Hall and the Queen Victoria Building are the latest three locations to be selected for the honour.

New South Wales Premier Kristina Keneally explained to AAP that the buildings were already protected at a local level but that this has now been changed to make them more significant to the state as a whole.

She told the news agency that the state government will ensure that the sites continue to be used and do not become “dusty, old pieces that people can’t access and people can’t use”.

Ms Keneally added that “these three sites embody the history and identity of Australia’s global city”.

At the end of last month, the country’s earliest planned town square Macquarie Place, which is located next to the Museum of Sydney, was put on the heritage register.

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