Culture and heritage


Corporate publications

When conducting our business the Heritage Council and the Heritage Branch aim to demonstrate high levels of integrity and accountability. On this page you will find the key documents that structure and guide our work.

The Heritage Council of NSW is a statutory body established under the Heritage Act. It provides advice to the Minister for Heritage, and guides the work of the Heritage Branch of the NSW Office of Envrionment and Heritage, the state government agency responsible for heritage in NSW. The Heritage Branch's primary role is to administer the Heritage Act 1977 and ensure that the NSW government's heritage policy is carried out effectively.

View or download the policies, standards and legislation that govern our work:

  • Australasian Legal Information Institute - access the AUSLII website to view the consolidated Heritage Act 1977 and its amendments;
  • Strategic Plan 2005-10 (StrategicPlan.pdf, 68KB) - how we plan to achieve our goals;
  • Guarantee of Service (guarantee.pdf, 82KB) - find out the standards we aim to achieve when providing services to the public;
  • Code of Conduct (CodeofConduct.pdf, 52KB) - standards of professional behaviour expected of members of the Heritage Council and staff of the Heritage Branch;
  • public sector agencies are required to have a privacy management plan. The Heritage Branch complies with the plan prepared by the Office of Environment and Heritage, which governs the collection, retention, accuracy, use and disclosure of personal information.

Departmental corporate documents

To view the key corporate documents of the Office of Environment and Heritage, go to Corporate governance.

Page last updated: 01 September 2012