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Managing a heritage-listed place

There are many items and places that the community has identified as being important. However, in order to keep these special places for future generations we need to care for them. Looking after a place in a way that retains the values that make it significant to us is known as "conservation".

There are many sources of information about heritage conservation in Australia. The underlying philosophy is expressed in: The Burra Charter: the Australia ICOMOS Charter for Places of Cultural Significance 1999.

For a more detailed explanation on how to approach conservation, download: How to Carry Out Work on Heritage Buildings and Sites. (infocarryoutwork.pdf, 277KB)

To find consultants who provide professional heritage consultancy services, go to the: Heritage Consultants Directory.

To find trades people who can supply materials or undertake maintenance work, go to: Conservation products and services.

For answers to the technical questions facing owners and managers of heritage places, download technical sheets from the Maintenance series on the Publications page.

The Heritage Branch and the Heritage Council of NSW promote best practice in heritage conservation. The Technical Advisory Group (TAG) is an expert committee which advises the Heritage Council on the latest thinking and emerging issues in conservation techniques.

View TAG's pages for the latest technical advice on caring for heritage places.

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Page last updated: 18 November 2015